Hi everyone. Well isn’t the week a whole lot better when there are three points in the bag?
What a great win that was Saturday and I am not sure a better goal could have sealed it.
Come on, admit it, how many people have watched Harry Cornick’s sublime finish over and over ? I for one have watched it countless times. It was just brilliant. Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOgLNPjWV9I
I would also like to congratulate Ollie Bassett who made his first team debut at just 17 years old and as a result became our youngest player ever in the Football League. It made me feel very old reading all the fun facts about the year he was born but I am sure he will have a long future in the game and we will see a lot more of him.
The injury crisis really has not settled but the boys ground out an important 1-0 win at Crawley and that should give the whole squad a boost.
If we can keep this mini run going then as soon as we have the rest of the lads back, we should be in a comfortable position in the league.
As for the rest of the football world, it was quite a weekend in League Two with some unexpected results.
Exeter slipped to defeat at Accrington, while in form Morecambe were humbled 4-2 at home to Northampton.
Luton finally managed to win at home, beating Mansfield 1-0, and Barnet came from behind to beat Stevenage.
League Two is so tight and one win propels you up the league so this should give us a lot of confidence ahead of our next few matches.
With four teams on 10 points and six teams on 13 points, there really is little in it and a few results on the bounce and you can be right up there.
Here are a few fixtures to watch out for this weekend:
Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth
Two sides who are hopeful of a positive season but have enjoyed contrasting starts. Rovers have been on a disappointing run of form after a strong start but battled back to secure a last minute point against high-flying Plymouth. But Portsmouth have looked the real deal this season and are yet to be beaten. Could Rovers deal them with their first blow? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did as I was very impressed with them both against us and in the TV game against Oxford not long ago.
Northampton v Leyton Orient
Orient have had a brilliant start to the season-sitting pretty at the top of the league and Northampton are knocking on the door of the play-offs. On the back of an impressive win for Northampton, there may be little between them. I am backing former Glover Sam Hoskins to be on target for The Cobblers.
Yeovil v Hartlepool
Well of course this is the stand-out match of the whole weekend! Having completed the great escape last season, Pools sit comfortably in mid-table. However, they have not won in five games and have lost some early form. A goalless draw with Cambridge on Saturday signalled progress but they will looking to get three points on the board as they head to Huish Park. As we all know it has been a tough season for us so far but things are looking up. I am going for a 2-1 home win with Ryan Bird and Harry Cornick on target.
Let’s hope for another weekend full of smiley Yeovil Town faces as we return to Huish Park.
Next time I write, we will have played two more matches with a long trip to Accrington on Tuesday. Any fans that make that trip should at the very least get three points so good luck to the boys in the next two matches and to the green and white supporters!