MATCHDAY LIVE: Yeovil Town 2 Bolton Wanderers 2
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Ridiculous game. Match report up as soon as I can.
Danns breaks but his shot goes dreadfully wide.
Bogdan tips a header wide. Drama much?
Wheater makes a superb block on Miller's shot.
Wheater on for Jutkiewicz
Jutkiewicz misses a sitter after running clean through on a long ball out of defence.
Knight heads home from chipped Spearing free kick. Game on!
Miller's missed it! Hit the post.
Miller to take
Linesman flagged foir it - red card for Baptiste
Penalty to Yeovil???
Moritz coming on for Davies
Jutkiewicz fires over the top after Danns had played him through.
Lawrence right-footed effort dips just wide.
Medo and Davies playing much further forward in this second half.
Beckford on for Joe Mason
Terrific tackle from Hutton as Miller winds up to shoot. Yeovil hitting Whites on the break again.
Huge scramble in front of the Wanderers fans as Mason and Jutkiewicz try to force the ball over the line.
Lukas Jutkiewicz drills in his fifth goal for Wanderers - just given a bit of space on the edge of the box.
Davies plays Medo in but he hurries his shot and his effort goes wide.
Danns' shot from distance dips wide.
Off for the second half...
Next goal will be very important. Incredibly, I still think there is something in this game for Bolton - but it has to be a lot, lot better.
Nothing has been sticking up front - Jutkiewicz poor.
Midfield, Danns aside, have been passengers.
And the defence seemed to give up after 25 minutes and offer pots shots at goal.
Bogdan has been fine. Ish.
Well... where do you start?
Medo's free kick bounces off Stech, but the keeper grabs at the second attempt with Davies running in.
Baptiste (foul on Dawson)
Woeful defending - Dawson drills a low shot into the bottom corner.
Miller curls a shot just wide. Far too much space allowed.
Bogdan makes a superb save from Lawrence shot from 25 yards.
Dawson's cross from the right. Absolutely acres of space for Miller.
Miller side foots home from close range unmarked.
Mason's shot deflected wide. Wanderers on top in the last five.
Spill from Bogdan. Miller was chasing but the keeper manages to tidy up his mistake.
Bogdan does well to hold on to Lawrence's dipping free kick.
Giant hailstones coming down now. I feel for the Bolton fans in the open away end.
Shane Duffy heads just wide for Yeovil. Really open start to the game.
Mason dinks a shot over the keeper - ruled offside.
Baptiste strikes a shot wide from Spearing's corner - massive chance
Jutlkiewicz heads wide from Baptiste's excellent cross on left
And we're off at Huish Park!
And now they are ruining it with Fatboy Slim.
There are some stunning Wurzels songs being played right now...
Wanderers fans in Yeovil town centre earlier, courtesy of @theawayfans
@MarcIles I'll take that,Marc. If they lose,I hereby promise not to blame team selection.— @ppainsworth 22 March 2014
Well, looks like the worst of the weather has passed. Quite bright here 20 minutes before kick off.
Well, Azat Knight and Alex Raptist will have their work cut out today against Ishmael Miller, who has scored six league goals this season for the Glovers.
The Under-18s have given Wanderers a perfect start to the day, beating Manchester United 3-2. I'll provide a link to a report before kick-off.
Lads warming up...
@MarcIles back to the winning numbers out of that bingo machine. Win today, change for Tuesday!— @lofty7798 22 March 2014
Spot the deliberate mistakes...
@MarcIles no complaints would have preferred Wheater in but should have enough to win #bwfc— @peakydav 22 March 2014
@MarcIles No complaints from me, possibly our strongest 11 on current form.— @DeanMilly 22 March 2014
@MarcIles happy with it if we win— @gazcornybwfc 22 March 2014
@marciles sounds gud, the team me+ most bw fans wud pik, cmon u whites,4-0 tday— @col45green 22 March 2014
@MarcIles did Wheater really deserve to be dropped? #bwfc— @Adam_Riley97 22 March 2014
@MarcIles No complainnts - probably our best eleven.— @Nidgster 22 March 2014
@MarcIles teams good, massive black clouds are more of an issue!!— @dorsettrotter 22 March 2014
@MarcIles quite possibly our strongest side— @Timrothers 22 March 2014
@MarcIles Don't think we an have any arguments with that. I can see goals today, both ways.— @BeckettDaniel 22 March 2014
2:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14
Goal less draw at Derby looking better and better. COYWM!!
So that's three changes to the team - in come Knight, Davies and Danns, out go Wheater, Trotter and Chung-Yong. No complaints from me.
Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister, Dawson, Edwards, Ralls, Lawrence, Moore, Miller
Yeovil subs: Hayter, Hoskins, Lanzoni, Grant, Dunn, Twumasi, Morgan.
BWFC to face Yeovil: Bogdan, Hutton, Knight, Ream, Baptiste; Davies, Spearing, Medo, Danns; Jutkiewicz, Mason.
Subs: Lonergan, Wheater, Hall, Chung-Yong, Trotter, Moritz, Beckford.
One of the local lads was telling me earlier that aside from the famous slope, the rest of the ground is relatively unchanged from the pre-Conference days.
Safe to say some of the Wanderers players might not have experience "luxury" down in the changing rooms, though. The rest of the ground is quite spartan.
They've even got cushioned seats. *adopts Yorkshire brogue* Luxury.
Much warmer here than most press boxes I have been in just recently.
Teams expected in a couple of minutes. Players just starting to emerge on to the pitch for a warm-up.
Thankfully I have the best view in the house. Not so the case for some people, whose view of one goal is obstructed completely by a security room to our right.
I'll be multi-tasking today. Also helping Mark Wilson out on Tower FM.
Derby beating Nottingham Forest 5-0. Bad day for Billy Davies...
Here's the stand where Wanderers fans will be based today. Weather can't make its mind up.
They also give you a lovely personal greeting in the press box.
Here is the view from behind the goal. One of the few grounds I have been to where it's not a big deal walking on the pitch.
The slope here used to see the pitch raise eight feet side to side, but apart from a couple of bald patches on the grass, it looks in good nick.
The ground prides itself on being a place "where giants are slayed".
Not completely keen on the brand of power ballads currently being played on the tannoy at Huish Park, though.
Having had a small breakfast, I managed one. Quite how a certain BBC Manchester presenter managed to consume a huge sarnie on top of a massive full English is beyond me.
Some truly gargantuan cheese and ham sandwiches in the press room. Very impressive.
Lovely little club Yeovil, been made to feel very welcome.
Just started to rain here too - and the uncovered away end suddenly doesn't look that appetising.
No sooner had I started - the wi fi gave out on me. Try again!
Good afternoon. It's a bright day down here in Somerset, and the pitch is in decent condition.
Well, here we are in situ at Huish Park - welcome to Matchday Live!
We'll be online at around 1pm with all the pre-match banter from Huish Park, with text commentary from the game starting at 3pm.
ALL TIME RECORD VS YEOVIL TOWN
Played - 3
Won - 2
Drawn - 1
Lost - 0
For - 5
Against - 2
HISTORICAL HEAD TO HEAD
FA Cup third round
Wanderers 2Yeovil 1
MICHAEL Ricketts, pictured, struck a 90th minute winner to deny the plucky non-league Glovers and FA Cup replay against Sam Allardyce’s Wanderers.
Warren Patmore had given Colin Addison’s Yeovil the lead before full-back John O’Kane levelled for the Whites just before the break.
The introduction of Ricketts and Dean Holdsworth from the subs bench swung the game in Bolton’s favour and it was in-form striker Ricketts who settled matters with a powerful strike.
Wanderers went on to face Scunthorpe United in the next round, beating them 5-1, before losing out in a replay to local rivals Blackburn Rovers in round five.
Football League Cup second round
Yeovil 0 Wanderers 2
WANDERERS’ only previous visit to Huish Park saw them leave Somerset with a hard-fought win to book a third round date with Tottenham.
Sam Allardyce’s side had fallen at the final hurdle in the previous season’s competition, beaten by Middlesbrough in the final.
Keeper Chris Weale was in fine form for the league new boys, keeping out efforts from Les Ferdinand, Blessing Kaku and Kevin Nolan before getting a slice of luck when El-Hadji Diouf, pictured, blasted wide.
But class told in the end, and it was Dane Henrik Pedersen who picked the lock with the opening goal.
Julio Cesar then made the most of a rare appearance by scoring the second – and what proved to be the Brazilian’s only goal in his Wanderers career.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
McGinlay cut his teeth in the English game during a successful spell in Somerset, scoring 56 goals in nearly three seasons before heading back North of the Border with Elgin City.
Wanderers picked him up four years later and the Scot went on to become one of the most prolific and revered strikers in the club’s history, scoring 118 goals in 245 appearances.
The Topsham Fisherman featured in three victorious FA Cup finals for Wanderers during the 1920s, paying back every penny of the record £5,000 Bolton had paid Exeter City for his services.
He won three England caps during his time at Burnden Park and then finished up his career in the non league with Yeovil.
Yeovil 2009 (loan)
Davies moved on loan from Brighton to Yeovil in 2009, playing four times for the Glovers and making his home debut in their 2-0 home win over Brentford.
He later joined Wanderers in a £300,000, becoming Dougie Freedman’s first permanent signing. Despite proving popular with the fans – the target man struggled to hold on to a first team place and was loaned out to Preston North End in January.
ONE TO WATCH
The former Manchester City striker, on loan from Middlesbrough, has nine goals in his last 17 games and his physical presence is an important part of Yeovil’s grand plan.
Miller has struggled with hamstring injuries this season but netted twice against Wigan in midweek to show he is back to his very best for the Glovers as they attempt to avoid relegation back to League One.
WANDERERS TEAM NEWS
Dougie Freedman has cleared his treatment room after last week’s problems with a virus that had hit the training ground.
Mark Davies, Jermaine Beckford and Andy Lonergan are back in contention after illness, while Matt Mills has also recovered from a knee injury.
Chris Eagles has missed the last couple of weeks with an eye infection and is not expected to feature in the squad.
Stuart Holden (knee), Joe Riley (knee) and Darren Pratley (shoulder) are all on the longer-term list.
YEOVIL TEAM NEWS
The Glovers will run a late fitness check on Spanish midfielder Ruben Palazuelos, pictured playing for Hearts, but wil certainly miss winger Joel Grant, who has struggled with a back problem.
Expected line up (4-4-1-1) Stech; Lazaroni, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Dawson, Edwards, Ayling, Rallis; Lawrence; Miller.
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