Yate Town’s run of form hits the buffers

December 19 2017

Yate Town’s form has deserted them in the run up to Christmas as three defeats brought to an end a run of eight league league games unbeaten which moved them up to mid-table position.

Yate Town’s form has deserted them in the run up to Christmas as three defeats brought to an end a run of eight league league games unbeaten which moved them up to mid-table position. 

After a heavy 4-0 home defeat to Pulton Rovers ended their run, Bristol Manor Farm were the visitors to Lodge Road for Yate’s first match in December and although the home side suffered a 3-1 defeat they were unfortunate with most of the major decisions appearing to go against them. 

Manor Farm proved a very good footballing side and deserved their victory however Yate played the majority of the match with only ten men following the dismissal of Kyle Tooze.

The visitors took the lead after only ten minutes after an incisive counter attack gave Dean Stamp the opportunity to turn quickly and fire past Harvey Rivers in the Town goal. The first of the controversial decisions by the referee came midway through the first half when a free kick into the Yate penalty area was deflected onto the arm of Sam Boulton. The Yate player had little chance of avoiding contact with the ball but a penalty was awarded and Kye Holly converted with aplomb.

As the first half drew to a close Yate exerted a period of intense pressure culminating in the Manor Farm keeper dropping a cross and Tooze being sent off for a foul as he went for the loose ball.

Farm increased their lead on 68 minutes when they were awarded a second spot kick following a rash challenge on Jordan Metters.  Once again Holly netted from the spot. Despite their numerical disadvantage Yate continued to play well and dominated the closing twenty minutes. Their pressure was rewarded when Steve Davies got a touch to Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist’s free kick diverting the ball into the net for a well-deserved consolation goal.

Yate’s run of heavy defeats continued with a 5-2 cup reverse at home against Bishops Cleeve.  

 

Full list of Yate Town matches during January

NYD Mon 1st Jan, Larkhall ATH, Home 3.00 pm

Sat 6 Jan, Cinderford Town, Away 3.00 pm

Tues 9 Jan, North Leigh, Away 7.45 pm

Sat 13 Jan, Wimbourne Town, Home 3.00 pm

Sat 20 Jan, Swindon, Supermarine, Away3.00 pm

Sat 27 Jan, Evesham United, Home 3.00 pm

 

Also at Lodge Road

Sat 6 Jan, Bristol Rovers -18 v Bournemouth -18, 10.30 am

Wed 17 Jan, Yate T Youth  v Paulton R. Youth, 7.30 pm

Sat 20 Jan, Bristol Rovers -18 v Forest Green -18, 10.30 am

Tues 23 Jan, Bristol Rovers Res v Swindon Town Res, 1.00 pm

Wed 31 Jan, Yate T Youth v Radstock Town Youth, 7.30 pm