‘Devastating’ Bolton Wanderers draw brings Yeovil Town midfielder Kevin Dawson back to earth after Wigan Athletic elation
ONE word perfectly sums up the mood within the Yeovil Town camp following this afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Huish Park with Bolton Wanderers – aaarrrggghhh! The Glovers were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of two greatly taken goals by Ishmael Miller and Kevin Dawson.
Yeovil 2 – Bolton 2: The Trotters come from behind to earn a point for Dougie Freedman. At 2-1 up, the Glovers could have made the win secure with ten minutes remaining but Ishmael Miller hit the post with a penalty – and ten-man Bolton drew level minutes later through Zat Knight.
Gary Johnson: Weak second half, penalty miss and keeper error makes Yeovil Town’s draw with Bolton Wanderers feel like defeat.
Manager had faith in Nottingham Forest loanee Ishmael taking Yeovil Town penalty against Bolton Wanderers despite Leeds United miss.
Alex Baptiste was sent off at Yeovil for a professional foul and will now miss Tuesday night’s game against his former club Blackpool. The Wanderers defender was handed a straight red by referee Darren Deadman for bringing down Glovers’ winger Kevin Dawson in the 80th minute at Huish Park.
Gary Johnson had no doubts over Ishmael Miller taking Yeovil Town’s penalty against Bolton even though his miss against Leeds was still fresh in the memory. The Nottingham Forest loan striker confidently strode to the spot when Kevin Dawson was upended by Alex Baptiste on 81 minutes.
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Dougie Freedman revealed how a half-time rocket in the dressing room helped Wanderers return to something like their true selves at Yeovil. After unleashing a verbal volley at the break, with his side 2-0 down and having put in a performance which lacked energy, real effort and quality, goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Zat Knight eventually rescued a point.
Alex Baptiste will miss the chance to face his former club Blackpool tomorrow night – but got no sympathy from his manager Dougie Freedman after his red card at Yeovil Town. The defender was given a straight red by referee Darren Deadman for a professional foul on Kevin Dawson, which has earned him an immediate one-match ban.
The open away end, the rickety stands, even the makeshift car park told Wanderers they weren’t in Kansas anymore. Huish Park has not changed considerably from the times when Yeovil were a juggernaut in the non leagues and regarded as one of the game’s most famous giant killers.