Don­caster dou­ble up to de­light of Dickov

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Aaron Bower

PAUL Dickov hailed the pro­fes­sion­al­ism of his pro­mo­tion-chas­ing Don­caster side as they moved to within a point of the League One play-off places with a com­fort­able victory against strug­gling Yeovil.

The Dons made it eight goals in a week against sides in the rel­e­ga­tion dog­fight, as goals from the ex­cel­lent Nathan Tyson, Dean Fur­man and Kyle Bennett backed up Tues­day’s 5-0 thump­ing of Craw­ley with yet an­other im­pres­sive win.

“I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted,” said Dickov.

“I said af­ter the game on Tues­day that the main dif­fer­ence in our play now is that we’re cre­at­ing chances and putting them away.

“We’re start­ing to be more clin­i­cal in the fi­nal third, and even though we face a Crewe side next who are in a lot of form, we’ve got to be con­fi­dent af­ter a very good week.

“I thought we were re­ally pro­fes­sional and we didn’t let up on them at any point through­out that game.

“It’s great to score goals, but when you look like you’re not go­ing to con­cede too, that’s an­other big bonus for us.”

It was a ruth­less per­for­mance from the home side and they took the lead mid­way through the first half when Tyson prod­ded home af­terYeovil keeper Ar­tur Krysiak could only parry Harry For­rester’s shot into the feet of the im­pres­sive striker.

A su­perb coun­ter­at­tack­ing move from the home side saw Dean Fur­man pre­sented with an op­por­tu­nity to dou­ble the lead early in the sec­ond half, and he stroked past Krysiak to make it 2-0 and put the re­sult out of sight.

Yeovil be­gan to throw more men for­ward in a bid to get them­selves back into the game, and when de­fender Ki­ef­fer Moore saw a shot cleared off the line from a cor­ner, the Dons struck on the counter again to rub salt into the Glovers’ wounds.

An elec­tric break from Tyson was sup­ported well by Bennett, who ri­fled home to round off a great af­ter­noon for the Dons.

The Glovers slipped back to the foot of the ta­ble with the de­feat, but are still four points from safety – a point care­taker boss Terry Skiver­ton la­belled as the sole pos­i­tive from the game.

“Clearly the main pos­i­tive is that we’re still four points away from get­ting out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone; that’s the main pos­i­tive,” he said.

“We started off well but I thought the first goal was a real gift for them.

“We had to ride our luck on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in the match and com­ing up here with­out our cap­tain and then los­ing play­ers to in­juries, we had to read­just on plenty of oc­ca­sions.

“It’s been a tough week which started well at the be­gin­ning of it, but this is a tough blow to take, given how it’s ul­ti­mately fin­ished.”




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