Grant Holt struck his 13th goal of the season to take Nottingham Forest back to the top of League One after they edged out Yeovil at the City Ground.
Holt struck just after half-time, rifling in after Steve Mildenhall had dropped Julian Bennett's cross.
Yeovil had the better of it and Paul Smith made saves from Anthony Barry and Leon Best, while substitute Ishmael Welsh missed two late opportunities.
Nathan Tyson and James Perch went close for Forest, who hung on for the win.
Nottm Forest: Smith, Thompson (McGugan 79), Morgan, Breckin, Bennett, Curtis, Gary Holt, Perch, Tyson (Dobie 85), Grant Holt, Agogo (Lester 70).
Subs Not Used: Gamble, Hughes.
Goals: Grant Holt 48.
Yeovil: Mildenhall, Lindegaard, Skiverton, Forbes, Tonkin, Barry (Maher 87), Kalala, Davies, Best, Stewart (Gray 84), Morris (Welsh 72).
Subs Not Used: Behcet, Guyett.
Ref: A D'Urso (Essex).