FA Cup: Yeovil Town 1-0 Stevenage – Charlie Wakefield sends National League side into third round


Charlie Wakefield
Charlie Wakefield made it five goals for the season in Yeovil’s FA Cup second round win over Stevenage

National League side Yeovil Town moved into round three of the FA Cup as they knocked out League Two strugglers Stevenage at Huish Park.

Charlie Wakefield put the hosts in front early in the second half, firing a low drive across goalkeeper Adam Smith and into the far corner of the net.

Right-back Dan Moss made a superb diving block to cut out Elliott Osborne’s ball across the box with Jamie Reid waiting to slot the equaliser into an empty net

And Town goalkeeper Grant Smith then made a superb save with his leg to deny Reid when through one-one-one.

The upset was the 21st time Yeovil had knocked Football League opponents out of the FA Cup as a non-league club and in the end it was fully deserved.

Stevenage went into the game with just one league win in eight, and the hosts, buoyed by an eight-match unbeaten run, almost went ahead within a minute when Dale Gorman swept a shot inches past the post.

The visitors grew into the first half and went close when Osborne’s shot from the edge of the box forced Smith into a good low stop.

But Yeovil took full advantage of a poor clearance from the Stevenage keeper as Sonny Blu Lo-Everton ran at the back-pedalling defence before laying off a pass to Wakefield who finished clinically.

Stevenage pressed for an equaliser, forcing the home side deeper and deeper, but they defended doggedly, led by Millwall loanee Moss with two priceless blocks, to give boss Darren Sarll victory against his former side.

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smith
  • 22Moss
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 72mins
  • 5Hunt
  • 13Williams
  • 8Gorman
  • 32StauntonBooked at 31mins
  • 7Worthington
  • 19WakefieldSubstituted forBradleyat 90+2′minutes
  • 23YussufSubstituted forKnowlesat 66′minutes
  • 15Lo-EvertonSubstituted forReidat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Reid
  • 11Knowles
  • 12Evans
  • 14Bradley
  • 35Haste

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 41Smith
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forNorrisat 57′minutes
  • 22Melbourne
  • 11OsborneSubstituted forBarryat 73′minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 4ReevesBooked at 10mins
  • 12Carvalho Andrade
  • 7List
  • 20ReidSubstituted forReadat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Anang
  • 3Coker
  • 9Norris
  • 14Lines
  • 17Daly
  • 19Read
  • 23Smith
  • 24Marshall
  • 27Barry

Referee:
Craig Hicks

Attendance:
2,754

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