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Stockport   1 - 3   Yeovil

Stockport 1-3 Yeovil

Stockport 1-3 Yeovil

Stockport boss Gary Ablett has had a hard first season in managment
Stockport boss Gary Ablett has had a hard first season in managment

Stockport's relegation back to League Two after two years in League One was confirmed as they were comfortably beaten at home by Yeovil.

Gavin Tomlin had already gone close for the visitors before Dean Bowditch put them ahead on 21 minutes after the home side failed to clear a free-kick.

Gavin Williams' half-volley 11 minutes later doubled their lead.

Williams' second-half header sealed the win and George Donnelly's late goal for Stockport provided scant consolation.

The home side could have few complaints about the scoreline as the visitors dominated from the opening stages.

When Yeovil went ahead, Stockport's defence was at fault for failing to clear Andy Welsh's free-kick, allowing Bowditch time and space to score from 12 yards.

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The visitors doubled their advantage 11 minutes later, as more defensive indecision allowed Williams to slot home from just outside the six-yard box.

Stockport almost got back into the game just before the break, when Mat Sadler's goal-bound header was cleared off the line by Tomlin.

JP Kalala came close to adding a third for Yeovil when he volleyed just over the bar, but instead it fell to Williams to make it 3-0, with a glancing header from substitute Aidan Downes's left-wing cross.


Stockport manager Gary Ablett told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We just didn't get going today against a team we thought we could get at and beat.

"Ultimately we didn't get anywhere near a level that's acceptable to us as a group of people, and we've paid the price and lost the game."

(On relegation) "I don't think relief is the right word, but bitter disappointment. I think we've proved more often than not when we play to a level we know we can, we're more than a match for teams above us in the division."

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:

"It was a good all-round team performance and I think we played some really nice stuff on a bit of a difficult pitch.

"We've managed to get a good win at an important time of the season, I thought we defended very well today and our back four were excellent.

"For us to come here with a little bit of pressure on us and be so comfortable is really, really pleasing."

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Saturday, 10 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stockport 1-3 Yeovil FT
(HT 0-2)Stockport are relegated
  • Donnelly 82
  • Bowditch 21
  • Williams 32
  • Williams 74

Stockport

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Mullins
  • 18 Halls
  • 24 Swailes
  • 32 Sadler
  • 05 Partridge
  • 07 Vincent (Tansey 62) (Turnbull 67)
  • 15 Poole
  • 25 Perkins
  • 10 Ibehre
  • 36 Donnelly (Rowe 84)

Substitutes

  • 13 Gerrard,
  • 22 Rowe,
  • 26 Barnes,
  • 04 Turnbull,
  • 08 Tansey,
  • 37 Murty

Yeovil

  • 01 McCarthy
  • 02 Alcock
  • 05 Steven Caulker
  • 06 Forbes yellow card
  • 11 Welsh (Murtagh 88)
  • 20 Williams
  • 21 Kalala
  • 25 MacDonald
  • 28 Smith
  • 10 Tomlin yellow card (Murray 90+2)
  • 14 Bowditch (Downes 68)

Substitutes

  • 15 Martin,
  • 19 Ayling,
  • 08 Murtagh,
  • 16 Murray,
  • 23 Hutchins,
  • 17 Downes
Ref: Geoff EltrighamAtt: 3,587
STOCKPORT
YEOVIL

Possession

  • Stockport 49%
  • Yeovil 51%

Attempts on target

  • Stockport 6
  • Yeovil 6

Attempts off target

  • Stockport 5
  • Yeovil 2

Corners

  • Stockport 4
  • Yeovil 5

Fouls

  • Stockport 13
  • Yeovil 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:21 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+3:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Terrell Forbes. Paul Turnbull takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:30 Substitution Scott Murray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Tomlin.
  • 90:00+1:30 Gavin Williams decides to take a short corner.
  • 90:00+1:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Richie Partridge. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gavin Williams, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.
  • 87:57 Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Kieran Murtagh coming on for Andrew Welsh.
  • 86:07 Mathew Sadler delivers the ball, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.
  • 84:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by JP Kalala on David Perkins. Free kick taken by David Perkins.
  • Correction - 83:37 Substitution Daniel Rowe replaces George Donnelly.
  • 83:37 Substitution Daniel Rowe comes on in place of George Donnelly.
  • 82:53 The ball is sent over by Paul Turnbull, George Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 81:37 The assist for the goal came from Mathew Sadler.
  • 81:37 GOAL - George DonnellyStockport 1 - 3 Yeovil George Donnelly finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Stockport 1-3 Yeovil.
  • 81:10 David Perkins takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 79:28 George Donnelly has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 74:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Halls by Aidan Downes. Andy Halls takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:43 The assist for the goal came from Aidan Downes.
  • 73:43 GOAL - Gavin WilliamsStockport 0 - 3 Yeovil Gavin Williams grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stockport 0-3 Yeovil.
  • 73:40 A cross is delivered by Aidan Downes,
  • 72:46 Foul by George Donnelly on JP Kalala, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 71:48 Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
  • 71:22 Aidan Downes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David Perkins takes the free kick.
  • 70:07 A cross is delivered by David Perkins, save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 69:45 Foul by Steven Caulker on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Richie Partridge.
  • 68:45 Andy Halls is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
  • 67:14 Substitution Aidan Downes comes on in place of Dean Bowditch.
  • Correction - 66:03 Substitution Greg Tansey goes off and Paul Turnbull comes on.
  • 66:03 Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Paul Turnbull coming on for Greg Tansey.
  • 63:19 Andrew Welsh produces a cross, Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 63:01 The ball is crossed by Greg Tansey, save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 61:52 Substitution Greg Tansey joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Vincent.
  • 60:34 The ball is sent over by JP Kalala, Mathew Sadler makes a clearance.
  • 60:07 The ball is crossed by Gavin Tomlin, save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 59:01 A cross is delivered by Gavin Tomlin.
  • 58:25 Foul by Richie Partridge on Shaun MacDonald, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 56:36 David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Craig Alcock takes the free kick.
  • 52:55 James Vincent challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 50:32 The offside flag is raised against Dean Bowditch. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 49:17 JP Kalala produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 48:21 David Perkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Caulker. Craig Alcock takes the free kick.
  • 45:50 The referee blows for offside against Richie Partridge. Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 45:14 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Williams, Danny Swailes makes a clearance.
  • 45:08 Gavin Tomlin produces a cross, blocked by Mathew Sadler.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:18 The first half comes to an end.
  • 44:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Halls by Gavin Williams. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 44:06 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Partridge, save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 43:52 Richie Partridge takes a shot. Blocked by Alex McCarthy.
  • 43:09 Corner taken by Richie Partridge, Mathew Sadler takes a shot. Clearance made by Gavin Tomlin.
  • 42:55 Drilled right-footed shot by David Perkins. Blocked by Craig Alcock.
  • 42:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Shaun MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Andy Halls.
  • 41:52 The ball is delivered by Gavin Tomlin, Steven Caulker takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 40:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terrell Forbes by George Donnelly. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 38:10 The ball is swung over by Richie Partridge, Shaun MacDonald manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:34 Dean Bowditch takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 37:04 Shaun MacDonald challenges David Perkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Perkins delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Gavin Tomlin manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:13 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gavin Williams, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathew Sadler by Terrell Forbes. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
  • 35:03 Gavin Tomlin produces a cross, Mathew Sadler gets a block in.
  • 34:31 Jabo Ibehre is caught offside. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:55 Andrew Welsh delivers the ball, clearance by James Vincent.
  • 33:07 Gavin Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Swailes. Danny Swailes takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 31:45 GOAL - Gavin WilliamsStockport 0 - 2 Yeovil Gavin Williams gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport 0-2 Yeovil.
  • 31:45 GOAL - Gavin WilliamsStockport 0 - 2 Yeovil Gavin Williams gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport 0-2 Yeovil.
  • 30:42 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Welsh, Danny Swailes makes a clearance.
  • 30:36 A cross is delivered by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Mathew Sadler.
  • 29:58 Effort on goal by David Perkins from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 28:41 The ball is delivered by Andrew Welsh, Richie Partridge makes a clearance.
  • 27:59 Centre by David Poole, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Bowditch on Andy Halls. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 26:10 James Vincent produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 25:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by James Vincent. Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 24:07 Booking Gavin Tomlin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:43 David Poole fouled by Gavin Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. David Perkins takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:49 Richie Partridge delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 22:49 Booking Terrell Forbes shown a yellow card.
  • 22:36 Terrell Forbes challenges David Perkins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 22:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Danny Swailes. Gavin Tomlin takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:43 David Poole has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 21:36 Richie Partridge delivers the ball.
  • 20:27 The assist for the goal came from Gavin Williams.
  • 20:27 GOAL - Dean BowditchStockport 0 - 1 Yeovil Dean Bowditch finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stockport 0-1 Yeovil.
  • 19:53 Shaun MacDonald fouled by David Perkins, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Welsh restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:45 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Welsh from the left by-line, Terrell Forbes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owain Fon Williams. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:33 Andrew Welsh produces a cross, clearance made by Danny Swailes.
  • 17:24 Effort from deep inside the area by Dean Bowditch misses to the left of the goal.
  • 16:49 Andrew Welsh fouled by Andy Halls, the ref awards a free kick. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
  • 15:45 George Donnelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith. Free kick taken by Nathan Smith.
  • 12:05 David Perkins takes the inswinging corner, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.
  • 11:48 David Poole takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 7:15 James Vincent fouled by Gavin Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Mathew Sadler takes the free kick.
  • 5:13 JP Kalala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Perkins. Direct free kick taken by David Perkins.
  • 4:17 Nathan Smith sends in a cross, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
  • 2:22 Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
  • 2:05 Unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch by Danny Swailes results in a free kick. Gavin Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:22 Centre by Mathew Sadler.
  • 1:00 Dean Bowditch is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Swailes.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 10 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 41 39 86
2 Millwall 41 33 78
3 Leeds United 41 29 77
4 Swindon 41 16 76
5 Charlton 41 20 74
6 Huddersfield 41 18 68
7 Colchester 41 15 68
8 Bristol Rovers 41 -2 61
9 Southampton 40 31 60
10 MK Dons 41 -3 58
11 Brentford 40 3 55
12 Carlisle 41 -1 54
13 Walsall 41 -5 54
14 Yeovil 41 -5 48
15 Brighton 41 -7 48
16 Oldham 40 -14 46
17 Hartlepool 41 -11 45
18 Exeter 41 -11 45
19 Gillingham 41 -13 43
20 Leyton Orient 41 -13 42
21 Tranmere 40 -30 41
22 Southend 41 -19 38
23 Wycombe 41 -25 35
24 Stockport 41 -45 25

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