Olomola shines as Glovers hit back
YEOVIL TOWN quickly recovered from their opening-day mauling at Luton as a devastating first-half spell of three goals in 12 minutes proved too much for Accrington.
Still on a high after their midweek Carabao Cup win over Championship side Preston, Stanley took a 12thminute lead through Kayden Jackson.
But the Glovers showed rather more resilience than they displayed at Kenilworth Road seven days earlier as they quickly hit back.
Southampton loanee Fela Olomola equalised and strike partner Francois Zoko then put Yeovil ahead before Olomola netted a second to make it 3-1.
Jackson pulled a goal back early in the second half, but the damage was done as the home side held on for their first victory of the season.
Boss Darren Way said: “The players have to take a lot of credit because it has been a tough week for us since the Luton defeat.
“There have been question marks over us as you would imagine but I was proud of the resilience the lads showed.
“I’m always wary of seeing how a new group of players will react to going a goal down but we bounced back well and deserved the win.”
After the high of their impressive victory over Preston, Stanley boss John Coleman was left to reflect on that crazy first half spell of defending.
He said: “We took a lead and were coasting, probably coasting too much. I tried to hammer it home all week that it wasn’t going to be easy.
“Give Yeovil their due, for half-an-hour they gave it a go and in that half-an-hour they scored three goals and won the game.
“I don’t know how fantastic they were or how bad we were – probably a combination of both.
“Some of our defending in that half-hour spell was comical stuff, it was embarrassing. We let our fans down.”
Jackson put Stanley ahead when he converted from close range after home keeper Artur Krysiak failed to hold a shot from Billy Kee.
Olomola levelled, blasting the ball in after Otis Khan’s effort was blocked, before Rhys Browne set up Zoko to put Yeovil ahead.
Olomola then sprinted clear and lobbed onrushing Accrington keeper Aaron Chapman to make it 3-1.
And although Jackson punished a mistake from Omar Sowunmi to reduce the deficit early in the second half, the visitors were unable to find an equaliser.
STAR MAN FELA OLOMOLA Yeovil Town