Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, AFC Fylde 2.
Yeovil Town 3-2 AFC Fylde
Yeovil climbed to fourth in the National League standings after beating AFC Fylde 3-2 in an action-packed match at Huish Park.
The Glovers took control thanks to two early goals as James Tilley set up Rhys Murphy from a free-kick for the first in the fifth minute before Myles Hippolyte scored from Matt Worthington's pass across goal in the 14th.
Murphy thought he had added the Glovers' third in the 23rd minute but it was ruled out for offside, moments after Luke Wilkinson's header was cleared off the line.
Yeovil goalkeeper Luke O'Brien did well to deny a shot from distance by Danny Rowe shortly before the break.
Mark Yeates fired narrowly wide for the Coasters early in the second half but Kurt Willoughby did pull one back for the visitors when he fired in a loose ball in the 59th minute.
O'Brien then got a finger to Scott Duxberry's effort to push it onto the post after his mazy run to keep Yeovil ahead.
The Glovers wrapped up the win with a goal on debut for Jimmy Smith, who scored from the corner of the box in the 78th minute, but there was still time for a second by Willoughby with two minutes remaining to ensure a nervy finish.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 4CollinsBooked at 16minsSubstituted forBradburyat 80'minutes
- 7WorthingtonBooked at 51mins
- 9MurphySubstituted forSkendiat 74'minutes
- 28TilleySubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
- 5JamesonBooked at 59mins
- 18YeatesSubstituted forBradleyat 72'minutes
- 28CraigenSubstituted forWhitmoreat 46'minutes
- 27HaughtonSubstituted forWilloughbyat 46'minutes
- Savvas Yianni
Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 3, AFC Fylde 2.
Goal! Yeovil Town 3, AFC Fylde 2. Kurt Willoughby (AFC Fylde).
Substitution, Yeovil Town. Thomas Bradbury replaces Lee Collins.
Goal! Yeovil Town 3, AFC Fylde 1. Jimmy Smith (Yeovil Town).
Substitution, Yeovil Town. Albi Skendi replaces Rhys Murphy.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Danny Bradley replaces Mark Yeates.
Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jimmy Smith replaces James Tilley.
Kyle Jameson (AFC Fylde) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Yeovil Town 2, AFC Fylde 1. Kurt Willoughby (AFC Fylde).
Matt Worthington (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Alex Whitmore replaces James Craigen.
Substitution, AFC Fylde. Kurt Willoughby replaces Nick Haughton.
Second Half begins Yeovil Town 2, AFC Fylde 0.
First Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, AFC Fylde 0.
Lee Collins (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Yeovil Town 2, AFC Fylde 0. Myles Hippolyte (Yeovil Town).
Goal! Yeovil Town 1, AFC Fylde 0. Rhys Murphy (Yeovil Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.