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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 08:17 GMT 09:17 UK
Yeovil net freak goal
Lee Johnson scored a bizarre own goal
Yeovil striker Lee Johnson scored a bizarre goal against Plymouth in their Carling Cup tie on Tuesday.

Johnson attempted to play the ball back to Pilgrims keeper Luke McCormick after an injury stoppage but the Plymouth stopper had moved off his line.

Glovers boss Gary Johnson immediately allowed the opposition to score and said afterwards: "I told my team to allow Argyle to equalise.

"They stood still while Steve Crawford ran through to make it 1-1."

The manager was delighted after the match as his son Lee, who scored the bizarre opener, went on to score a hat-trick as Yeovil sealed a 3-2 extra-time win.

"It was a tremendous performance," he added.

"Yeovil are famous for the cup exploits and this was another of them.

I have never seen a goal like our equaliser in all my life and I hope I never will again
Plymouth boss Bobby Williamson

"We know Argyle have got where they are with an incredible work-rate but we matched them all the way."

Plymouth boss Bobby Williamson may not have been pleased with the result but felt that a sense of decency had been observed over the opening goal.

"I don't know whether their lad tried to put the ball in the net for the opening goal but fair play to Gary he allowed us to equalise," he said.

"I have never seen a goal like our equaliser in all my life and I hope I never will again.

"We never really got to grips with the game and Yeovil played well. They deserved what they got."






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