Only Way is up for Dar­ren’s Glovers...

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Steve Har­ris

YEOVIL man­ager Dar­ren Way couldn’t hide his de­light af­ter see­ing his side pro­duce a five-star dis­play against Craw­ley to move into the play-off places.

A dou­ble from Otis Khan and fur­ther ef­forts from Tom Eaves, Ryan Hedges and sub­sti­tute Fran­cois Zoko helped to en­sure that the Glovers recorded their big­gest Foot­ball League win since 2004.

“Some of the play­ers have an un­be­liev­able de­sire to do well and that shows in our per­for­mance,” said Way.

“We played re­ally well and we ex­ploited ev­ery weak­ness that Craw­ley had and the play­ers played with an un­be­liev­able de­sire and con­fi­dence.

“I wanted their de­ci­sion mak­ing to be spot on and to show that they could deal with the pres­sure of get­ting into the play-offs.

“The ma­jor­ity of this group haven’t been in this po­si­tion be­fore – and the play­ers showed a real to­geth­er­ness and some of their pat­tern of play was fan­tas­tic.”

Yeovil were in front on 16 min­utes when Eaves in­tri­cately turned home a shot from Khan.

In the 28th minute, Eaves turned provider as he knocked a long ball from Nathan Smith into Hedges who slot­ted home to score his fifth of the sea­son.

Craw­ley came clos­est to re­duc­ing the ar­rears on 34 min­utes when James Collins had a header punched away by Yeovil keeper Ar­tur Krysiak fol­low­ing a cor­ner.

Three min­utes be­fore half-time, Yeovil added a third when a cross from Kevin Daw­son found Khan who slot­ted home with a low drive.

In the sec­ond half, Khan com­pleted his dou­ble when he pounced af­ter Hedges’ ini­tial ef­fort had been blocked by Mor­ris in the 51st minute.

On 73 min­utes, Yeovil’s Zoko scored their fifth fol­low­ing good build-up play in­volv­ing Hedges and Khan.

Craw­ley man­ager Der­mot Drummy said: “That was prob­a­bly our worst dis­play in terms of our first half show­ing. “They pressed us, we didn’t get out, we made errors and we got pun­ished and ev­ery time they at­tacked they seemed like they scored.

“Some­times if you be­lieve your own press and ev­ery­one says ‘we’re do­ing re­ally well and that’s a great game’ – then that’s three points.

“We lost three points here and it’s prob­a­bly a wake-up call.

“In ev­ery game you have to do the right things – you have to do the ba­sics of win­ning the ball and de­fend­ing things prop­erly.”

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