Olo­mola shines as Glovers hit back

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

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.


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