Finishing not good enough for Darren
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.