18 July 2011

Yeovil's two goals insufficient

Source: Western Morning News Link

Dan Smith scored the opening goal within two minutes of the game.

Truro City 2 Yeovil Town 2

Two goals from Andy Williams looked like they would be sufficient to give Yeovil Town victory in Saturday's pre-season friendly at Truro City, but a late own goal scored by Aaron Lescott meant that the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw.

In a summer filled with trialists at Huish Park, former Oldham Athletic goalkeeper Dean Brill and ex-Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert were the latest players to be assessed by Yeovil, who also took another look at former Plymouth Argyle pair Jim Paterson and Steve MacLean.

The Blue Square Bet South outfit took the lead in the second minute when another former Plymouth player, Dan Smith, beat Brill with a shot which found the net off the inside of a post.
Gilbert, who was being used as a right wing-back, created the equaliser six minutes later. He sent over a cross which Williams met with a header that looped over former Notts County goalkeeper Tim Sandercombe.

Yeovil had most of the rest of first-half possession, but they had to wait until the second minute of the second half to claim the lead. Left wing-back Nathan Jones crossed for Bondz N'Gala to power a header goalwards. Sandercombe kept it out, but was beaten from close range by the predatory Williams.

With seven minutes left, Scott Walker's corner from the right was deflected past Brill by Lescott for the Cornish side's equaliser.

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton was content with most of what he saw. He said: "We weren't too happy about their equaliser, but it was an excellent game and I think a draw was a fair result.
"I'm really pleased. It was only our second game, but we ticked a few more boxes."

Truro boss Lee Hodges said: "It was really pleasing to watch the way we played. Yeovil are a very strong outfit, and it was pleasing to see us compete against them.
"It is early days yet, though, and it is all about preparing for when we start the season at Chelmsford [on August 13]."

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