Late strike secures Yeovil derby honours

City were narrowly beaten by league leaders Yeovil Town in front of over 3600 fans at Twerton Park this evening. The only goal of an evenly contested game came with just ten minutes left when Williams got ahead of his marker to steer a Cooper free-kick past Slav Huk.

Neither side could gain the upper hand during a cagey opening 45 minutes although it was City who shaded the half. An early Dan Hayfield cross just evaded Scott Wilson before Kieran Parselle directed his 28th minute header from a corner to close to Day. Then five minutes before the interval the ball broke to Elliott Frear but his shot was blocked by several Yeovil bodies in the six-yard box.

The visitors had shown little in the way as an attacking force during the first half and, although they began to see more of the ball after the break, City continued to look comfortable at the back. On the hour mark a cross picked out Frear but his goalbound shot was blocked on the line by Smith. Just as the game looked to be heading to a share of the points the Glovers struck through Williams’ close range finish. City threw everything they could at the full-time side after this but, despite seven minutes stoppage time, couldn’t find a equaliser that their performance deserved.