Fin­ish­ing not good enough for Dar­ren

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

YEOVIL were left frus­trated as Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley bat­tled to an un­likely point, de­spite hav­ing Scott Brown sent off af­ter just 23 min­utes.

In-form Stan­ley ar­rived at Huish Park on the back of three suc­ces­sive wins but were up against it af­ter Brown was dis­missed for a shock­ing chal­lenge on Fran­cois Zoko.

De­spite that set­back, Stan­ley ac­tu­ally took the lead against the run of play when Omar Beck­les headed in a cross from Shay McCar­tan.

But af­ter miss­ing a se­ries of good chances, Yeovil fi­nally equalised when Fran­cois Zoko flicked in a Matt Dolan cor­ner.

Yeovil boss Dar­ren Way said: “It was frus­trat­ing. We were en­ter­tain­ing but what hap­pened sums up our sea­son.

“We had plenty of the ball and plenty of pos­ses­sion but we just couldn’t get that fi­nal touch and get the goals.

“It wasn’t for the lack of try­ing and we work hard on cre­at­ing and scor­ing goals in train­ing all week.

“We’ve got a great group of play­ers and they are an hon­est group. They’ve given me ev­ery­thing but we just aren’t clin­i­cal enough.”

Stan­ley boss John Cole­man had no com­plaints about Brown’s red card, which came dur­ing a poor first half from his side.

He said: “I’ve got mixed emo­tions. I thought that in the first half we looked tired and didn’t do the sim­ple things right. Over­all it was a sub-stan­dard per­for­mance from us in the first half.

“Scotty is some­one who tries to give the play­ers a lift and threw a chal­lenge in and we can have no com­plaints about the send­ing off.

“There is no one more up­set than Scotty. He’s apol­o­gised to the play­ers and my­self and af­ter he went off, it was backs to the wall.

“We had a game­plan in the sec­ond half. We sac­ri­ficed two at­tack­ing play­ers to make us more solid but we still tried to play and did ok.”

Brown’s dis­missal handed Yeovil the ini­tia­tive and they should have taken the lead be­fore half-time when Ben Whit­field sprinted clear, only to be de­nied by a bril­liant save from Stan­ley’s on-loan Ful­ham keeper Marek Ro­dak.

Just six min­utes into the sec­ond half, the vis­i­tors took a sur­prise lead, when Beck­les glanc­ing a header into the net.

But af­ter Zoko and Be­vis Mu­gabi had missed good chances to level for Yeovil, Zoko fi­nally made the break­through, claim­ing the fi­nal touch from Dolan’s cor­ner.

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