League Two
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Yeovil Town 2-0 Notts County

Yeovil began the new League One season in convincing fashion as they cruised to victory over an uninspired Notts County.

Goals from Kevin Dawson and Otis Khan killed the contest by the midway point of the first half as Adam Collin endured a nightmare debut in the Magpies goal.

Collin was at fault for Dawson's 16th-minute opener when he dropped a cross from Khan, leaving the Irishman to slot into an empty net.

And he could have done better seven minutes later when he parried a low effort from Ryan Hedges straight to Khan, who had an easy tap-in as the ex-Manchester United youngster marked an impressive debut with a goal.

With County reeling, Yeovil had further chances to extend their lead before the break as Khan and Dawson both narrowly missed the target from promising positions.

The Magpies looked much more composed in the second half, but a late effort from Jonathan Forte that drew a good save from Artur Krysiak aside, Yeovil never looked threatened as they comfortably closed out a first opening-day win in three years.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 3SmithSubstituted forWardat 71'minutes
  • 6Lacey
  • 11Dickson
  • 4Dolan
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forButcherat 84'minutes
  • 8Lawless
  • 9Eaves
  • 10KhanSubstituted forCampbellat 79'minutes
  • 23Hedges

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 12Maddison
  • 16Butcher
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Campbell
  • 20Lea
  • 26Ward

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 31Audel
  • 18HewittSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 2Tootle
  • 23Rodman
  • 3Dickinson
  • 33Opoku AborahSubstituted forBurkeat 63'minutes
  • 11Forte
  • 30SteadSubstituted forOliverat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Snijders
  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
  • 37Edwards
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,715

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Notts County 0.

Attempt missed. Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Graham Burke (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Matt Butcher replaces Kevin Dawson.

Hand ball by Graham Burke (Notts County).

Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Otis Khan.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Graham Burke (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Darren Ward replaces Nathan Smith because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Graham Burke (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Delay in match Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Graham Burke replaces Stanley Aborah.

Attempt saved. Stanley Aborah (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Alex Rodman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jon Stead.

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town).

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town).

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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