Yeovil Town produced a shock win over Nottingham Forest to move off the bottom of the Championship.

Ed Upson's deflected volley gave Yeovil the lead before Forest's Simon Cox had a penalty saved by Wayne Hennessey.

Upson added another from 25 yards and although Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah headed in, Yeovil made it 3-1 through Byron Webster's header.

The Glovers held on for a first home win of the season and ended Forest's run of seven games without defeat.

Yeovil's landmark win

  • Until this victory, Gary Johnson's Yeovil side had lost all six matches against top-half clubs.
  • This was the first time they have scored more than a single goal in a Championship match this season

On-loan Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey extended his stay at Yeovil earlier this week and was in inspired form to thwart Billy Davies's side, who slip to sixth in the table.

And, at the other end, Yeovil finally rediscovered their goalscoring touch after registering just one home league goal before the visit of Forest.

Upson's volley was deflected past Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow to double their league tally for the season but celebrations were muted when referee Mick Russell became the fourth official in the last five matches to award a penalty to the Huish Park visitors.

Cox, who was brought down by defender Shane Duffy, picked himself up to take the spot-kick - but saw his tame strike saved by Hennessey, before a goalmouth scramble saw the goalkeeper claw a second effort away and Webster head the ball off the line.

Cox and Radoslaw Majewski were denied in quick succession by Wales international goalkeeper Hennessey.

And Forest were made to pay as Upson scored five minutes before the break before Webster headed in three minutes later.

In between those goals Chalobah, 18, grabbed his first Forest goal after Jack Hobbs steered Majewski's free-kick into his path.

After a lacklustre first half, Forest improved in the second period but Hennessey denied Cox, substitute Jamie Mackie and then Darius Henderson.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson:

"It was a fantastic result as Nottingham Forest are Premiers League in the waiting. We're new to this level, but the boys have been unlucky in a few games and I keep saying we're good enough to compete with these teams.

"Hopefully this will push us on for the next few games. It was a great first half attacking display, and then a great defensive display in the second half.

"The lads have never lost the faith and I think we've been unlucky, beaten by the odd goal a couple of times and a couple of decisions have cost us points."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"I was surprised that was Yeovil's first home win because in the first 45 minutes their appetite was good, their attitude was good and we quite simply didn't turn up.

"Having said that, at 1-0 you can't afford to miss penalties and that was without doubt a big turning point.

"I think they deserved to be in front at half time, and second half I thought Hennessey was excellent and deserved his man of the match.

"In the Championship the blue sky doesn't exist every weekend, there are dark clouds and there will be difficult days ahead with ups and downs, bumps and bruises."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (3)

Yeovil Town

  • 27 Hennessey
  • 04 Edwards
  • 03 McAllister
  • 08 Upson Booked
  • 15 Duffy
  • 05 Webster
  • 07 Dawson Booked
  • 19 Ralls Booked
  • 23 Grant
  • 14 Hoskins Booked
  • 21 Davis

Substitutes

  • 02 Ayling
  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 17 Madden
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 24 Dunn
  • 28 Williams

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj
  • 08 Cohen
  • 07 Chalobah Booked (Harding - 45' )
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 16 Lascelles Booked
  • 18 Jara
  • 28 Majewski (Paterson - 69' )
  • 31 Cox (Mackie - 63' )
  • 09 Henderson
  • 11 Reid Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Harding
  • 12 Mackie
  • 15 Halford
  • 21 Paterson
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 35 Al-Rashidi
  • 39 Abdoun
Ref: Mike Russell
Att: 7,612

Match Stats

Shots

16 26

On target

7 13

Corners

8 10

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +5:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +4:57

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

90:00 +4:53

Attempt saved. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joel Grant.

90:00 +3:52 Booking

Booking Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:48

Foul by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +3:48

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:19

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +1:48

Attempt saved. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Cohen with a cross.

90:00 +1:27

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

89:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:01

Delay in match Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

88:30

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:30

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

87:43

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

87:43

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

86:41

Attempt saved. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Hobbs.

84:39

Attempt blocked. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

84:02

Hand ball by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

83:03

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

82:08

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

82:08

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

81:48

Offside, Yeovil Town. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

79:46

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:27

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

77:24

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

77:24

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

74:39

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

74:39

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

73:28

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

73:03

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Cohen.

71:46

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Andy Reid.

70:27

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

70:23

Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Darius Henderson with a headed pass.

69:26

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

68:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Radoslaw Majewski.

67:07

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Radoslaw Majewski tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

66:41

Hand ball by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

64:39

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

63:27

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jack Hobbs tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

63:04

Attempt blocked. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Reid.

62:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Mackie replaces Simon Cox.

61:55

Attempt missed. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Darius Henderson with a headed pass following a corner.

61:30

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

60:09

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

60:09

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:26

Attempt saved. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

59:05

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

56:18 Booking

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

56:05

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

53:47 Booking

Booking Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:40

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

53:40

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:14

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Wayne Hennessey.

53:06

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

52:57

Attempt blocked. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski.

52:33

Attempt blocked. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski.

50:46

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Radoslaw Majewski tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

50:02

Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

50:02

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

49:18

Attempt missed. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski with a cross following a corner.

49:05

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Liam Davis.

48:04

Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Simon Cox.

47:02

Attempt saved. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross.

46:36

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

46:36

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:59

Hand ball by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

45:16 Booking

Booking Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:11

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:11

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Daniel Harding replaces Nathaniel Chalobah.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +0:57

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

45:00 +0:57

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

44:42 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:10

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest).

44:10

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

42:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a corner.

42:24

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

42:23

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

41:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Hobbs with a headed pass.

40:32 Booking

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

40:26

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:26

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

39:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Nottingham Forest 0. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

36:43

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

35:29

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:29

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

35:11

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski.

34:17

Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:17

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

33:49

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

33:44

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross.

33:28

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

32:41

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

32:41

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

32:17

Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:17

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

31:32

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

30:46

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

30:09

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski with a cross.

28:50

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jack Hobbs tries a through ball, but Radoslaw Majewski is caught offside.

27:49

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

26:46

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edward Upson.

25:26

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

25:26

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

24:36

Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Cohen with a cross.

23:54 Booking

Booking Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

23:35

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

23:35

Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:09

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

20:03

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Edward Upson with a cross following a corner.

19:35

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

16:35

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

16:28

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:22

Penalty saved! Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

14:54

Penalty conceded by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

14:54

Penalty Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox draws a foul in the penalty area.

13:02

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

11:39

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

11:39

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:32

Attempt blocked. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski with a cross.

10:30

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

10:30

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:44

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Liam Davis.

8:09

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

8:09

Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

5:16

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

4:49

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Andy Reid.

4:48

Attempt saved. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Edward Upson.

4:06

Attempt saved. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

3:47

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Byron Webster.

3:41

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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