Yeovil welcomed forest green to the cup fixture at Somerton. After a long journey, forest green looked slightly leggy in the first 5 mins as Yeovil cam out of the blocks very quickly, moving the ball well and probing the FG back line. After this spell, the away side grew into the game using the pace of the forward players to push Yeovil back and this caused problems throughout the whole day.
With defenders that weren't afraid to clear their lines, FG turned Yeovil around at every opportunity to make sure that they weren't able to keep a lot of sustained pressure on the away team.
Forest green forced a few good saves from the Yeovil keeper before finding the back 4 sleeping. Once they got in behind the Yeovil back 4, the ball was rolled across the goal for it to be tapped into an empty net leaving the keeper helpless.
Yeovil tweaked personnel after this and started to take control again. Moving the ball with more aplomb and retaining possession well. A quick combination set the Yeovil winger in behind for the ball once again to be squared, tapped in and yet again, leaving the keeper helpless. 1-1 Yeovil continued to press up until half-time, which came a little too soon for the home side.
The start of the second half saw the away team impose themselves on this game, with a different shape they started to create chances at will. Yeovil were resilient in defending but the power of the back line and the speed of the forwards was too much for a Yeovil side to keep at bay. A good chance created for a third time in the game, saw the ball rolled across goal to be tucked away into an empty net.
A couple of good saves from the Yeovil keeper saw the score stay at 2-1 until a one on one provided another goal. 3-1 to the away side. Forest green had found another gear!
Yeovil changed formation and found themselves start to keep the ball again... pushing forward to look for a way through. Some half chances but nothing to note maybe led to over committing while searching for a goal. Recipe for trouble against the pace of the away team. A good move with some quick passing saw the left sided player smash the ball past the keeper with absolute conviction.
A fifth followed which was to be the final goal with another electric attack. Which saw the defence left wanting without a chance to catch the onrushing attackers. The last action saw the Yeovil keeper make s save which would be worthy of mention alone. Plucking the ball out of the corner from what looked an absolute certainty to assert more misery. What a save!
Forest green will definitely do well this season with the balance in a very good team.
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