Vital Football

Latest Yeovil Town News

Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff

Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff

Yeovil Town started well in the game on Sunday against Cardiff City, but their much improved second half showing proved costly.

Our final Huish Park friendly of the summer build up saw us go down four one to last season's relegated Premier League side, and whilst they obviously had chances in both halves of the game, AJ Leitch-Smith gave us the lead in the first period and we held onto it until after the restart, were Cardiff really stepped up their efforts and unfortunately hit us for four.

With their manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer choosing to change the entire side, two forced replacements through unfortunately injuries, and manager Gary Johnson only making one change, it could be argued that tiredness and fatigue hitting in the second period more than played it's part in our showing - but even then pushing the players like that will have it's rewards for fitness for when the season begins properly.

The most controversial part of the first half really was new signing Brendan Moloney's challenge on Adam Le Fondre in the first period, as it's pretty much accepted that if this had been a competitive game he would've been given his marching orders and not a yellow card, presumably helped by the Cardiff manager calming things.

With chances falling to the opposition though, it was Leitch-Smith who broke the deadlock to add his sixth goal of pre season so far, and he could've added to that with chances that fell his way prior to his goal on 17 minutes.

For a fuller match report please click here.

Yeovil:

Krysiak, Moloney (Twumasi 72), Smith, Edwards, Sokolik, Martin, Dawson, Foley, Moore, Leitch-Smith, Hoskins.

Subs:

Weale, Davis, Brooks, Ralph, Lanzoni, Hayter, Andoh.

Goals: Leitch-Smith (18).

Yellows: Moloney.

Cardiff:

D Marshall (S Moore 20), J Brayford (BK Kim 74), D John (Fabio 74), J Ralls (J Mutch 45), M Hudson (J Cala 68), B Turner (M Connolly 31), G Burgstaller (M Eikrem 61), K Dikgacoi (A Gunnarsson 61), A Le Fondre (K Jones 61), J Guerra (N Maynard 45), M Daehli (P Whittingham 61).

Goals: Le Fondre (56), Connolly (62), Jones (73, 90).

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Huish1949
Date:Monday July 28 2014
Time: 9:50AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Yeovil Town Articles

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

EFL Trophy Third Round Draw (8/12/17)

The draw for the third round of this season's EFL Trophy took place earlier today.

EFL Trophy 3rd Round Ball Numbers Known (7/12/17)

The third round draw for this season's EFL Trophy will take place on Friday afternoon and the ball numbers for the draw are now known.

League 2 PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Nov)

It's that time of the month again where Vital Football readers can help decide last month's PFA Player of the Month Award for League Two.

Yeovil Town Social Media

Yeovil Town Archived Articles

Vital Glovers articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Glovers
Write For Vital Glovers
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mansfield v Yeovil
Suggested By:
Yeovil win27%
Mansfield win61%
Draw12%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Yeovil Town Results (view all)

Yeovil Town Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football