September 4, 2012
Upson at the double as Glovers win
Two quality free-kicks from Ed Upson helped Yeovil to a 3-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy first-round win over West Country rivals Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
Upson struck first with a perfect right-foot shot into the top corner 20 minutes from time after Tom Parkes had been penalised for a foul on Yeovil substitute Gozie Ugwu 25 yards out.
And the midfielder did it again in the closing minutes, catching Rovers goalkeeper Sam Walker by surprise with another superb strike from a wider angle. Sam Foley completed the scoring after racing clear in injury time.
Another good performance from Gary Johnson's League One high-flyers was marred when Jamie McAllister was shown a straight red card in the 73rd minute following an off-the-ball incident at a Rovers throw-in.
Yeovil hit the post twice through shots from Luke Ayling in the first half and Reuben Reid in the second.
Rovers had the ball in the net twice but both efforts were disallowed and they have now failed to score in three home games this season.
David Clarkson almost pulled a goal back at the death, but his low shot was saved by Marek Stech.
|Bristol Rovers||Yeovil Town|
|28 Sam Walker||1 Marek Stech|
|19 Adam Virgo||3 Jamie McAllister|
|3 James Paterson||4 Richard Hinds|
|2 Michael Smith||5 Byron Webster|
|29 Cian Bolger||2 Luke Ayling|
|6 Tom Parkes||6 Dominic Blizzard|
|8 Matthew Gill||14 Sam Foley|
|14 Lee Brown||8 Edward Upson|
|21 Wayne Brown||7 Keanu Marsh-Brown|
|7 David Clarkson||9 James Hayter|
|10 Elliot Richards||11 Reuben Reid|
|20 Connor Gough||Gareth Stewart 12|
|11 Fabian Broghammer||Nathan Ralth 16|
|24 Ollie Clarke||Rohan Ince 17|
|15 Oliver Norburn||Lewis Young 15|
|16 Joe Anyinsah||Gozie Ugwu 19|
|Fabian Broghammer for Michael Smith (76)||Gozie Ugwu for James Hayter (59)|
|Rohan Ince for Byron Webster (62)|
|Nathan Ralth for Keanu Marsh-Brown (76)|
|Cian Bolger (43)|
|Jamie McAllister (77)|
|· Squads: Bristol Rovers | Yeovil Town|