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Yeovil Town 3-1 Nottingham Forest

Byron Webster

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.

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.

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

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."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 27Hennessey
  • 4Edwards
  • 3McAllister
  • 8UpsonBooked at 24mins
  • 15Duffy
  • 5Webster
  • 7DawsonBooked at 41mins
  • 19RallsBooked at 46mins
  • 23Grant
  • 14HoskinsBooked at 57mins
  • 21Davis

Substitutes

  • 2Ayling
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Foley
  • 17Madden
  • 20Fontaine
  • 24Dunn
  • 28Williams

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 2Lichaj
  • 8Cohen
  • 7ChalobahBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHardingat 45'minutes
  • 25Hobbs
  • 16LascellesBooked at 54mins
  • 18Jara
  • 28MajewskiSubstituted forPatersonat 69'minutes
  • 31CoxSubstituted forMackieat 63'minutes
  • 9Henderson
  • 11ReidBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 12Mackie
  • 15Halford
  • 21Paterson
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 35Al-Rashidi
  • 39Abdoun
Referee:
Mike Russell
Attendance:
7,612

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home16
Away26
Shots on Target
Home7
Away13
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

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

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

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

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.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

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

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.

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

Hand ball by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

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

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

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

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

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

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.

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Andy Reid.

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

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.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Radoslaw Majewski.

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

Hand ball by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley1310212471732
2Leicester139222113829
3QPR12831146827
4Blackpool136611611524
5Reading136522012823
6Nottm Forest136522115623
7Watford1263324141021
8Derby135442521419
9Huddersfield134541714317
10Leeds135261616017
11Bournemouth135262027-717
12Blackburn134451916316
13Ipswich134451917216
14Middlesbrough133642321215
15Wigan104241411314
16Brighton123541112-114
17Millwall133461526-1113
18Doncaster123361120-912
19Birmingham133281420-611
20Charlton11245914-510
21Bolton131751120-910
22Yeovil13238919-109
23Barnsley132381530-159
24Sheff Wed120841218-68
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