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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.

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).