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GREAT POINT: Wealdstone start National League life with well-earned draw against Yeovil Town

 Published on: 7th October 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Wealdstone F.C

Newly promoted Wealdstone FC have picked up an impressive point away at Yeovil Town, who were in the league’s play-offs last season.

Wealdstone took the lead in the first half thanks to a penalty from Moses Emmanuel, but the home side turned the game around in the second half, before Michael Phillips rescued a point for the Stones late in the second half.

Yeovil Town were playing in the Football League just two seasons ago, so many would have expected a tough game for the Stones, however, they started positively and were awarded a penalty after a defender handled in the box.

Emmanuel stepped up confidently and made no mistake with the effort, scoring Wealdstone’s first goal at this level since 1988, but more importantly giving them the lead.

Despite managing to get into the half time break ahead, it took just 20 seconds for Yeovil to equalise after the restart with substitute Rhys Murphy scoring for Yeovil.

On the hour mark, Yeovil took the lead after a corner was well whipped-in to the danger area which Charlie Lee managed to get his head on, and the effort went beyond goalkeeper Harry Isted.

Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan made three substitutes in five minutes to search for an equaliser, with Jorome Slew, Danny Parish and Ross Lafayette coming on.

Just minutes later, the equaliser came through Michael Phillips with a close-range effort giving Yeovil’s ‘keeper no chance of keeping it out.

Wealdstone’s entertaining season opener ended with the points being shared, and all attentions will now turn to Saturday as they travel to Dagenham & Redbridge, before finally returning to Grosvenor Vale the following Tuesday to host Stockport County. 

Picture credit: Wealdstone FC

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