Yeovil dropped to the bottom of the Championship league table after a goalless draw against Brighton.

The visitors created the best early chances but Ashley Barnes shot over from close range and Will Buckley missed the target when well placed.

Yeovil had a late opportunity to score a winner but Shane Duffy headed an Ed Upson corner narrowly over the crossbar.

The Glovers have now failed to win in 11 Championship matches.

Yeovil, competing in the second tier of English football for the first season, won their opening game at this level, 1-0 at Millwall on 3 August, but have not won a league match since.

They were indebted to goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as he blocked Barnes's powerful header and saved a powerful effort from Upson as both sides struggled to hit the target.

Midfielder Fraser Fyvie was making his Yeovil debut after joining on a loan deal until 1 January from fellow championship Club Wigan, but his day ended in disappointment as he had to be substituted after suffering a shoulder injury.

Yeovil have only scored six goals from their 12 league matches, the worst goalscoring record in the Football League, and drop to 24th in the table after Barnsley, who had been bottom, defeated Middlesbrough 3-2.

Brighton, who lost in the 2012-13 Championship play-offs, are now in 14th position, eight points behind sixth-placed Reading.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"I don't think either side deserved to lose. It was a cagey game, but when you come up against a team like Brighton, who were only one or two games away from the Premier League last year, then you mustn't be too disappointed with a point.

"We may have gone bottom of the league, but we're gaining experience against these types of teams who keep the ball and are clever.

"It's a bit early to be worrying about league position, but we've got to gradually push our way out of the bottom three."

Brighton assistant head coach Nathan Jones:

"We were a little disappointed as we felt we did enough to win the game. We had enough possession and enough chances.

"Anyone who has watched us for the last two months have seen that we create enough chances, but we've got players like Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Hoskins out injured.

"We're missing that goalscorer to win us games."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil Town

  • 27 Hennessey
  • 04 Edwards
  • 03 McAllister Booked
  • 08 Upson
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 07 Dawson Booked
  • 11 Fyvie (Ayling - 22' )
  • 09 Hayter Booked (Williams - 68' )
  • 14 Hoskins Booked
  • 21 Davis (Grant - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Ayling
  • 06 Seaborne
  • 13 Moore
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 23 Grant
  • 24 Dunn
  • 28 Williams

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 02 Bruno Booked
  • 17 Ward Booked
  • 04 Andrews
  • 03 Greer
  • 20 Upson
  • 08 Crofts
  • 38 Ince Booked (D. López - 45' )
  • 09 Barnes (Lita - 59' )
  • 30 Buckley
  • 23 Conway (Forster-Caskey - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 06 El-Abd
  • 14 Calderón
  • 16 Ankergren
  • 18 Forster-Caskey
  • 21 D. López
  • 27 March
  • 44 Lita
Ref: Garry Sutton
Att: 6,873

Match Stats

Shots

16 16

On target

5 2

Corners

3 5

Fouls

18 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

90:00 +4:29

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90:00 +4:29

Andy Williams (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:55

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Leroy Lita.

90:00 +1:24

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

89:58

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

86:30

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a set piece situation.

85:56 Booking

Booking Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:45

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

85:45

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:42

Attempt missed. Leroy Lita (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by William Buckley following a fast break.

83:44

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

83:44

Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:13

Attempt missed. Leroy Lita (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David López.

82:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Craig Conway.

82:20

Foul by Leroy Lita (Brighton and Hove Albion).

82:20

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:00

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

81:17

Attempt missed. William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Crofts.

81:04

Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:04

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

80:07

Attempt blocked. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

79:21

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joel Grant.

75:41

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

75:41

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:04 Booking

Booking Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:53

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:53

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

71:19

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie McAllister.

70:28

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a corner.

70:04

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Gordon Greer.

69:36

Attempt blocked. Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Buckley.

67:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Andy Williams replaces James Hayter.

67:13

Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

67:13

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:09

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:09

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

63:56

Attempt blocked. Leroy Lita (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

62:20

Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:20

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

61:52

Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:52

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

61:14

Attempt missed. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

60:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Joel Grant replaces Liam Davis.

59:34

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Keith Andrews tries a through ball, but Gordon Greer is caught offside.

58:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Leroy Lita replaces Ashley Barnes.

57:00

Delay in match (Brighton and Hove Albion).

56:56

Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:56

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

55:53

Attempt blocked. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

55:23

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

54:49

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:49

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

54:14

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:14

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

54:06

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:34

Attempt saved. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hayter.

49:18

Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

49:18

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:28

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

48:00

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Davis with a headed pass.

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. David López replaces Rohan Ince.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45:00 +1:58

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

45:00 +1:25 Booking

Booking James Hayter (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:10

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:10

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

45:00 +0:07

Attempt missed. Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

44:22 Booking

Booking Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

44:11

Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

43:32

Attempt missed. Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

42:50

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

42:13

Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:13

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

41:41

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

38:03

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a corner.

37:33

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

37:31

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

34:59

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:59

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

33:25

Attempt missed. William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno.

33:10

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:12

William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:12

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

28:25

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie McAllister.

27:56 Booking

Booking Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:32

Foul by Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion).

27:32

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:29

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Keith Andrews tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

24:43

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

23:02

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:02

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

22:25

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by William Buckley.

21:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling replaces Fraser Fyvie because of an injury.

20:06

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Ward.

18:18

Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:18

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

16:08

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

15:04

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but William Buckley is caught offside.

14:23

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

14:06

Attempt saved. Fraser Fyvie (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

13:08

Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).

13:08

Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:03

Delay in match Fraser Fyvie (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

10:55 Booking

Booking Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10:25

Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).

10:25

Fraser Fyvie (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:35

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fraser Fyvie with a cross following a set piece situation.

8:56

Foul by Matthew Upson (Brighton and Hove Albion).

8:56

Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:14

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

6:45

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:45

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

6:13

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

4:44 Booking

Booking Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

4:17

Craig Conway (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:17

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

3:06

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by William Buckley with a cross.

2:53

Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:53

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

1:20

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:20

Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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