At last, that’s the Way to do it Yeovil!

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

YEOVIL moved off the bot­tom of the ta­ble thanks to their first win in 17 league games.

The Glovers had failed to record a vic­tory since beat­ing Craw­ley in Septem­ber and hadn’t won at home since a 3-2 suc­cess over Lu­ton in Au­gust. But a first-half penalty from Matt Dolan, awarded af­ter Fran­cois Zoko was tripped by Luke Sum­mer­field, ended their dis­mal run.

It en­sured a first league win for Dar­ren Way, ap­pointed man­ager on a per­ma­nent ba­sis on Thurs­day.

And it lifted Yeovil off the bot­tom of the Foot­ball League, with York fall­ing to 24th po­si­tion af­ter de­feat.

Way said: “It feels good. I didn’t fo­cus on the im­por­tance of the game and the po­si­tions of the two teams at the bot­tom of the ta­ble, I tried to look at the pos­i­tives.

“I knew it was a must-win game, that’s what ev­ery­one was telling me, but my job was to make sure I got a per­for­mance from the play­ers.

“Over the long term it is go­ing to be per­for­mances that help us get out of the po­si­tion we’re in and I was pleased with how we played. There was real pres­sure on the penalty that Matty took but he showed great com­po­sure and I was con­fi­dent that he would score.”

York boss Jackie McNa­mara was in­censed by the penalty de­ci­sion that ul­ti­mately de­cided the game and also felt his side should have been awarded a spot-kick them­selves when Kenny McEvoy was felled late on.

McNa­mara said: “There were some pos­i­tives from the game and it was one we should have won, let alone drawn or lost.

“A lot of de­ci­sions went against us. I didn’t think they should have had a penalty.

“But we should have had a penalty late in the game. Kenny McEvoy was about to pull the trig­ger and his stand­ing leg is taken away from him.

“The ref­eree de­cided to book him for a dive in­stead and it’s dis­ap­point­ing be­cause the de­ci­sions de­cided the game and gave Yeovil some­thing to hold on to.”

Yeovil saw both Josh Shee­han and Zoko come close in the first half be­fore tak­ing the lead on 40 min­utes through Dolan’s spot-kick.

York im­proved af­ter the break and Bradley Few­ster and Danny Gal­braith both nar­rowly missed the tar­get. Late on McEvoy broke clear and went down un­der the chal­lenge of Jakub Soko­lik, but in­stead of award­ing a penalty, ref­eree James Lin­ing­ton booked the winger for div­ing.

In stop­page-time Yeovil nearly dou­bled their ad­van­tage, but keeper Scott Flin­ders de­nied both Tahvon Camp­bell and Zoko.

STAR MAN MATT DOLAN

Yeovil

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