Exeter 3-2 Yeovil & Highlights
St James Park
The 2015/16 season got underway for Yeovil, as it did the remainder of League 2 at the weekend, with this starting in defeat at south west rivals Exeter on Saturday.
Yeovil battled back from two-goals down at St James Park but a late Exeter winner condemned the Glovers to a losing three-two start to life under Paul Sturrock, formerly the manager of the Grecians' bitter rivals Plymouth Argyle, back in the basement level of English Football.
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Nichols (31) had the chance to give Exeter the lead, which he did from the penalty spot with Wheeler (41) doubling the home sides lead when he beat Weale, the Yeovil player-coach this season, just before half time.
The Glovers made a perfect start to the second half when Laird (46) got a goal back with the second penalty of the game awarded to Sturrock's side with debutant former Sunderland and Bradford midfielder Dolan (63) making no mistake to make it two-two.
With six-minutes to go ex-Brighton and Watford striker, prolific before injury problems, Hoskins (84) won it from Exeter.
Match highlights can be viewed below....
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The other results this weekend were as follows:-
Wimbledon 0-2 Plymouth
Accrington 1-1 Luton
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Northampton
Cambridge 3-0 Newport
Exeter 3-2 Yeovil
Hartlepool 2-0 Morecambe
Leyton Orient 2-0 Barnet
Mansfield 1-1 Carlisle
Oxford 1-1 Crawley
Portsmouth 3-0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Stevenage 0-2 Notts County
Wycombe 3-0 York
In the opening round of fixtures you can't really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren't likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Glovers will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!
Looking at these results the ones that stand out are the wins for Cambridge, Portsmouth and Wycombe, who - albeit after only one-match - share top spot in the league too....
All three recorded three-nil wins, Cambridge at the Abbey Stadium against Newport County, who have struggled in the main since Justin Edinburgh left to become boss of League 1 side Gillingham, with one of his former sides as a player Portsmouth also winning well.
Expectations are high at Fratton Park this season under former Chesterfield boss Paul Cook, he started with a comfortable Pompey win on the south coast with Wycombe showing there wasn't a Wembley hangover from their play-off final defeat to Southend in May with a convincing win at Adams Park against York.
The Glovers are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.
Yeovil are taking on former Premier League side QPR, relegated back into the Championship for this season, at Huish Park on Tuesday as Sturrock looks to guide us to what would be a massive morale boosting win.