Dar­ren’s Glovers are on the

Way up

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

YEOVIL Town moved out of the League Two rel­e­ga­tion zone af­ter record­ing back-to-back home league wins for the first time this sea­son.

When Glovers man­ager Dar­ren Way took over from Paul Stur­rock in De­cem­ber,Yeovil had won just two league games all sea­son.

But their re­vival un­der Way has now seen them beat both York City and now Craw­ley at Huish Park this month as they look to avoid a third suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion.

Af­ter a goal­less first half, sub­sti­tute Ryan Bird pounced on Jon Ash­ton’s mis­take to put the home side ahead from close range on 59 min­utes.

And a bril­liant long-range strike from fel­low sub Tahvon Camp­bell, his first-ever se­nior goal, dou­bled Yeovil’s lead with 13 min­utes left.

A late header from Lee Barnard gave Craw­ley hope of a come­back, but Yeovil com­fort­ably held on for a de­served vic­tory.

Way said: “Since I’ve been man­ager of this foot­ball club we’ve talked about get­ting above the rel­e­ga­tion line and we’ve done it.

“The lads gave me ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing af­ter a tir­ing cup tie in mid­week which went to ex­tra-time and penal­ties and I thought we de­served it. The sup­port­ers saw a great per­for­mance and we man­aged to get the goals in the se­cond half af­ter the ball didn’t quite fall for us in the first half.

“The two subs came on and both scored and it shows how im­por­tant it is that you keep work­ing hard when you’re not in the team.

“They’ve done that, earned their chance and have ended up be­ing the play­ers who got us over the line to a cru­cial three points.”

Craw­ley threat­ened on the break through the pace of Gwion Ed­wards and Roarie Dea­con but were un­able to find a way through un­til Barnard’s late header.

Man­ager Mark Yates said: “It was very dis­ap­point­ing. In the se­cond half we were camped in our own half and we lacked en­ergy.

“You’ve got to give Yeovil credit. They were bet­ter than us and de­served the win but we shot our­selves in the foot with the goals we con­ceded. When we got for­ward and cre­ated chances we lacked com­po­sure and snatched at our shots at goal.”

Bird opened the scor­ing when Ash­ton di­verted Matt Dolan’s cross and the striker poked the ball past Cal­lum Pre­ston.

Camp­bell’s pow­er­ful curl­ing shot past Pre­ston from 20 yards dou­bled the ad­van­tage.

Barnard’s header over the stranded Ar­tur Krysiak gave Craw­ley vain hope of a come­back.

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