TEDDY’S BOYS DO WELLS TO LEVEL IT
PAUL STURROCK admitted Tom Pett’s late equaliser was a kick in the teeth as it denied Yeovil their first home win since August and stopped the Glovers climbing out of the League Two relegation zone.
The home side had recorded back-toback cup victories and looked set to continue their winning run as they led 2-1 with just two minutes left.
But then Pett popped up to meet Connor Ogilvie’s free-kick with a flicked header which looped into the net to make it 2-2.
Yeovil twice led through goals from Harry Cornick and Shaun Jeffers but were pegged back by Dean Wells’ leveller before Pett’s late strike.
Yeovil boss Sturrock said: “It feels like we’ve been kicked in the teeth again because we did enough to win the game and our tough schedule just caught up with us at the end of the game.
“We’ve had three games in less than a week and we looked tired in the last ten minutes or so when we made poor decisions and gave away sloppy free-kicks.
“If someone had told me that we’d get two wins and a draw from the three games I would have snapped their hand off, but there’s a disappointment because we didn’t get our reward for a good performance.
“We ran out of steam and showed our naivety to let them back into the game, but we can’t dwell on it because we’ve got another big game against Newport next week.”
Steven Schumacher missed a good early chance for Stevenage when he shot wide from close range, but it was Yeovil who created the better first-half opportunities with Omar Sowunmi forcing a good save from Chris Day.
The home side deservedly went ahead on 52 minutes when Cornick skipped past two defenders before firing in from the edge of the penalty area.
Three minutes later Stevenage pulled level when Tom Conlon’s corner was swept in at the back post by Wells.
Another three minutes had passed when Yeovil went ahead again, this time Jeffers heading in Matt Dolan’s corner at the near post.
Yeovil saw Ryan Dickson hit the post with a long-range shot on 87 minutes, but just seconds later Stevenage equalised through Pett’s header.
The win means Stevenage remain in 20th position in League Two, but are five points clear of the Glovers.
Assistant boss Kevin Watson said: “I think we’ve got to be pleased to come here and go away with a point given the way the game has gone.
“We were behind twice in the game and have shown great resilience to come back and get a draw. It’s a wet and windy day and the conditions weren’t great but we kept battling to the end and were rewarded with the equaliser.
“The fans were great today and I would urge them to stick with us because we will get things right and start to climb up the table.”
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Stevenage COMPOSURE: Dean Wells of Stevenage equalises before Yeovil mob Sean Jeffers, inset, for scoring their second goal