Match report

Tiverton Town 0 - 0 Yeovil Town

   Saturday 30/07/2011   Friendly
Alan Reidy

Yeovil Town sent an Academy team to Ladysmead as their full professionals were in action at home to Southampton, and the difference between the young Glovers compared to the youthful Stoke City team that played at Ladysmead a fortnight earlier was quite significant. That said, Yeovil played well early in the game, particularly impressing as they passed the ball out of defence on their left flank, but there was seldom any danger for Ryan Draper in the Tiverton goal to sort out. In fact the closest Yeovil came to scoring all afternoon was when Tivvy midfielder Ethan Phillips nodded a cross a little uncomfortably just wide of his own goal.

Tivvy had the better chances in the first half and much better of the game after the interval, with Michael Nardiello particularly standing out as he ran himself into a frenzy throughout the game. However, it was strike partner Joe Bushin that went closest, twice meteing crosses with a header, one of which forced Matt Cafer to save, the other looped wide. Late in the game the Yellows were well in command and it was luck rather than judgement that allowed Yeovil to escape with their sheet still clean. Alex Faux shot over, Bushin, Tom Gardner and Faux had shots blocked, and then Paul Kendall’s reaction-header narrowly missed the target. As Yeovil hung on Cafer saved well from Liam Ellis and then saw Kevin Hill’s free kick clip the crossbar. Tiverton did just about everything except score, and the management team would have been happy with the effort and performance after the less impressive games against Willand and Stoke Gabriel.

Tiverton Town: Ryan Draper, Liam Ellis, Alex Faux, Kevin Hill, Liam Pike, Tom Gardner, Harry Nodwell, David Steele, Ethan Phillips, Joe Bushin, Michael Nardiello
Substitutes: Chris Wright, Ryan Turner, Paul Kendall, Chris Onoufriou, Alex Gray

This report ©2011 Alan Reidy