Way gets ready for last day dra­mas

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Chris Spit­tles

YORK as­sis­tant boss Dar­ren Way be­lieves Yeovil Town fans are in for a roller­coaster ride to the end of the sea­son af­ter they breathed life into their flag­ging League One sur­vival hopes with a stop­page time win­ner.

The Glovers dom­i­nated the first half but trailed 1-0 at the break af­ter Carl Winch­ester struck from close range for the Lat­ics.

In the sec­ond half they quickly drew level when Joel Grant tapped in the re­bound af­ter Jake Kean kept out a bril­liant lon­grange shot from Adam Mor­gan.

But it looked like the home side would be force to set­tle for a draw un­til Grant burst into the area in the 92nd minute and the ball ran loose for James Hayter to fire home.

"With the sit­u­a­tion we're in it could take un­til the last kick of the last day of the sea­son to de­cide what hap­pens to us,” said Way.

"We know it's not go­ing to be easy but we've seen great es­capes be­fore and we're geared up for what could be an emo­tional roller­coaster.

"We'll stay lev­el­headed and fo­cused and even when James Hayter scored the win­ner so late in the game, I was still look­ing at what we could do tac­ti­cally to make sure we didn't con­cede.

"It was a great win to­day and the play­ers re­ally de­serve it be­cause it's not easy be­ing bot­tom of the ta­ble and they've shown great char­ac­ter."

Old­ham missed out on the chance to close to within a point of the play­offs and were left fum­ing af­ter hav­ing a goal ruled out for a foul af­ter Hayter struck for Yeovil.

The Lat­ics played the last ten min­utes with ten men af­ter Brian Wil­son was sent off.

Care­taker manager Dean Holden said: "It was a tough one to take.We gave away two sloppy goals and didn't help our­selves to­day.

"We shot our­selves in the foot with those two goals but we have to take the de­feat on the chin and move for­ward.

"It pos­si­bly was two yel­lows for Brian's send­ing off but I don't re­ally want to get in­volved with the ref­eree to be hon­est.

"But with the goal that we had dis­al­lowed at the end it wasn't a foul.” Jake Kean kept Old­ham in the game with saves from Stephen Arthur­wor­rey and Gozie Ugwu be­fore Ath­letic went ahead through Winch­ester. But Yeovil lev­elled when Kean pushed Mor­gan's ef­fort on to the post and Grant was on hand to net.

Wil­son was booked af­ter a flare-up with Josh Shee­han and sent off when he fouled Mor­gan.

Yeovil made the ex­tra man count as Grant set up Hayter to stab the ball un­der Kean. There was still time for Old­ham to level from a Mike Jones cor­ner, but the ef­fort was ruled out for a foul on Scott Loach.

STAR MAN JOEL GRANT

Yeovil

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