February 12, 2013
Seventh heaven for Glovers
Yeovil secured a seventh straight league victory with a late 3-1 success over beleaguered Preston.
The high-flying Somerset side continued their play-off charge after second-half goals from James Hayter, Nathan Ralph and Paddy Madden overturned Chris Beardsley's first-half opener.
The hosts flew out of the traps and came close to taking the lead from a number of early chances, with Kevin Dawson, Hayter and in-form Madden all spurning attempts.
However, against the run of play, striker Beardsley silenced the Huish Park faithful on the half-hour mark with a crisp right-footed finish.
Yeovil continued to press before the break with Ed Upson's curling 25-yard effort dropping narrowly over before Madden did have the ball in the net - only to be ruled out for offside.
Beardsley came within inches of doubling his side's lead with a glancing header in the second half before Hayter expertly flicked home Madden's driven cross to draw level in the 73rd minute.
Seven minutes later substitute Ralph slammed home his first senior goal from close range before Madden notched his ninth goal in six games to extend the Lilywhites' dire run to seven games without a win.
|Yeovil Town||Preston North End|
|1 Marek Stech||23 Declan Rudd|
|3 Jamie McAllister||28 Ben Davies|
|18 Daniel Burn||15 Paul Connolly|
|5 Byron Webster||4 Paul Huntington|
|20 Joe Edwards||5 Chris Robertson|
|2 Luke Ayling||18 Andrew Procter|
|22 Kevin Dawson||19 John Welsh|
|14 Sam Foley||20 Chris Beardsley|
|8 Edward Upson||11 Lee Holmes|
|9 James Hayter||17 Jeffrey Monakana|
|17 Patrick Madden||14 Joe Garner|
|12 Gareth Stewart||Thorsten Stuckmann 1|
|4 Richard Hinds||David Buchanan 16|
|16 Nathan Ralth||Luke Foster 27|
|10 Gavin Williams||Nicky Wroe 8|
|6 Dominic Blizzard||Keith Keane 2|
|15 Lewis Young||William Hayhurst 24|
|7 Kwesi Appiah||Graham Cummins 9|
|Lewis Young for Sam Foley (61)||David Buchanan for Ben Davies (69)|
|Nathan Ralth for Kevin Dawson (61)||Graham Cummins for Chris Beardsley (83)|
|Kwesi Appiah for James Hayter (81)||Keith Keane for Andrew Procter (83)|
|Jamie McAllister (57)||Chris Beardsley (38)|
|Ben Davies (62)|
|Paul Connolly (79)|
|· Squads: Yeovil Town | Preston North End|