Dickov fumes at Webster slap
DONCASTER boss Paul Dickov was furious after Yeovil defender Byron Webster got away with slapping Rovers’ Bongani Khumalo.
The pair clashed at a corner in the second half and Webster was spoken to by referee Darren Drysdale but not shown a card.
The Glovers clinched a crucial three points towards their relegation battle thanks to a penalty from James Hayter after debutant Duane Holmes was tripped by James Husband.
But Dickov's post-match thoughts were dominated by former Donny defender Webster’s red card escape.
He said: “I’m not a big advocate of players getting sent off but their lad (Webster) has swung his arm and smashed Bongani round the head.
“The referee has seen it and done nothing about it. The fourth official tells me that because it was open-handed no decision was made.
“I thought that if you swing your hand at someone’s head then it’s a sending off.
“I thought it was a penalty for them and James didn’t make any real complaints after the decision was made.
“But I did feel we should have had a penalty just after that when James went down in their box.”
Yeovil remain bottom of the table despite victory, with fellow strugglers Charlton and Barnsley also picking up three points.
And boss Gary Johnson believes events elsewhere made the Glovers’ triumph even more important.
He said: “We had a lot of chances and I think we deserved the win. At 1-0 it can get a bit hairy because we knew how much we needed to win.
“With Barnsley and Charlton also winning, we needed the three points just to stay in touch with those teams.
“It’s also brought Millwall and Doncaster back towards us so the table makes much better reading.”
Teenager Holmes only arrived at Huish Park on loan from Huddersfield on Thursday but made an instant impact.
And Johnson believes the diminutive winger will prove to be an important addition to his squad.
He added:“It was a good debut for Duane. It took him a little bit of time to get going because he hasn’t been with us long, but you can see his quality.
“It was tough for him on a heavy pitch but he kept going and was rewarded when he won the penalty. He’ll be an asset.”
Yeovil suffered an early blow when top scorer Ishmael Miller limped off with a hamstring injury, replaced by youngster Kieffer Moore.
But the Glovers carved out decent chances in the first half, with Holmes volleying over before Sam Johnstone saved well from Webster and then Moore.
Jordan Bowery wasted two great opportunities for Doncaster as the first half ended goalless but Yeovil broke the deadlock on 59 minutes.
Husband tripped Holmes inside the area and Hayter confidently best Johnstone from the spot.
Webster then avoided a red card for his clash with Khumalo before Yeovil missed a series of chances. Johnstone made a pointblank save to deny Moore and Kevin Dawson headed against the crossbar, but Hayter’s strike proved enough for the hosts.
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