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