Yeovil Town vs ASFC

League 2
vs
18/03/2017
Score: 1 - 1

Match Report

Ten-man Stanley couldn’t hold on for victory over Yeovil but left Huish Park with another point towards their safety target.

Midfielder Scott Brown was sent off for a challenge on 22 minutes and then it needed heroics of Marek Rodak to keep it all-square at half-time.

Omar Beckles headed the ten-men in front on 51 minutes and Stanley defended well but then Francois Zoko was credited with getting a touch to a corner on 74 minutes to level.

The Glovers then piled on the pressure but Stanley did well to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

The first chance fell to Yeovil’s Alex Lacey on two minutes whose blast from the edge of the area wasn’t far off.

Matty Pearson also came close at the other end on six minutes but his fierce strike was across the goal and just wide.

Alex Shepherd had a go from distance for the Glovers while, on 11 minutes, the home side broke quickly outnumbering the Reds but Tom Eaves could only clip Kevin Dawson’s tricky cross wide.

Stanley were down to ten-men on 22 minutes when midfielder Brown challenged Zoko in midfield and referee Nigel Miller showed him a straight red card.

The Reds continued attacking though and Billy Kee was unlucky not to get a touch on Jordan Clark’s superb ball in.

Coleman made a double substitution on 31 minutes, bringing on Janoi Donacien and Noor Husin and sacrificing his two wingers, Jordan Clark and Sean McConville.

However it was Marek Rodak who was next in action as he denied Dawson from point blank range with his legs on 37 minutes.

The Fulham loan keeper was superb again this time denying Ben Whitfield who was clean through on 42 minutes and then the Yeovil midfielder missed a great chance on the stroke of half-time when, unmarked, he headed off-target from six yards out.

Yeovil continue to press but Stanley took the lead on 51 minutes when a McCartan corner was cleared back to the frontman, he played the ball back in and Beckles headed home for the ten-men.

Zoko should have levelled a minute later but, unmarked in a good position, he flicked the ball over the bar.

The ten-men still looked dangerous with Donacien enjoying a one-two with Husin but he squared the final shot with no one there.

It was then attack against defence with Bevis Mugabe firing over from six yards out and Zoko racing into the area but it needed a timely challenge from Pearson to stop him.

However the pressure told on 74 minutes when a Matt Dolan corner caused chaos in the area and Zoko flicked the ball beyond Rodak.

Coleman was furious when Kee went down in the area under a challenge from Mugabi on 76 minutes but the referee gave a free kick to Yeovil.

The Glovers looked for the winner with Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro seeing his strike blocked by Mark Hughes while sub Shayon Harrison had a couple of chances and the home side also had a penalty shout but the Reds saw the game out.

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