Chair­boys held in tale of two penal­ties

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

PRO­MO­TION-CHAS­ING Wy­combe were left frus­trated as Yeovil bat­tled to a hard-fought point in a game of two penal­ties.

The Glovers went ahead in the first half through Kevin Daw­son’s spot-kick, with Wan­der­ers quickly lev­el­ling with a penalty from skipper Joe Jacobson.

And de­spite Wy­combe en­joy­ing plenty of pos­ses­sion and pres­sure on the Yeovil goal af­ter the break, they were un­able to find a win­ner.

Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa and Luke O’Nien both came close for the home side, but the Chair­boys were forced to set­tle for a draw.

Boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “I’m never happy with a point at home, I al­ways want to win. I’m happy that we didn’t get beaten but I don’t think there was any dan­ger of that be­cause it was one-way traf­fic in our favour.

“We just didn’t have the qual­ity we needed in the fi­nal third. We got into good po­si­tions time and again but couldn’t find a fin­ish.

“We had good chances but tended to head straight at their keeper or send a shot wide and it just didn’t hap­pen for us.

“In re­cent weeks we’ve put our chances away and the goals have gone in and that was the dif­fer­ence.”

Yeovil have slipped down the ta­ble af­ter a run of six games with­out a win, but man­ager Dar­ren Way was pleased with his team’s per­for­mance.

He said: “I thought it was a great ef­fort from my play­ers. We all want more, but we showed that we are close against one of the teams to­wards the top of the ta­ble.

“I thought we posed more of a threat than Wy­combe and I was proud of the way my play­ers bat­tled through.

“Both goals came from penal­ties and I thought both were given cor­rectly, I haven’t got any com­plaints.

“I was more con­cerned by their goal­keeper flat­ten­ing Nathan Smith from a cor­ner and I don’t know how both play­ers were given yel­low cards.”

Yeovil took the lead from the spot on 20 min­utes, with Daw­son con­vert­ing af­ter Sido Jom­bati fouled Fran­cois Zoko.

Wy­combe re­sponded just six min­utes later af­ter Town de­fender Alex Lacey tripped Paris Cowan-Hall inside the box.

Wan­der­ers de­fender Jacobson stepped for­ward to take the re­sult­ing penalty and made it 1-1 as he sent keeper Ar­tur Krysiak the wrong way.

Krysiak kept his side level with a bril­liant save be­fore the break, div­ing full length to keep out a pow­er­ful shot from O’Nien.

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