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SkyBet Championship: Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2
8:19am Wednesday 12th February 2014 in Sport
YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson said his side ‘didn’t do enough’ to earn a result against Leeds United, after being beaten at Huish Park on Saturday.
Ishmael Miller’s header had sent the Glovers into the break with a 1-0 lead – and it could have been two, only for the forward to sky a penalty after Kevin Dawson had been fouled in the area.
Second-half goals from Ross McCormack and Steven Warnock turned the tide for the visitors, with Yeovil ’keeper Marek Stech at fault for both – but Johnson felt his side lacked the quality to hold on to their lead in a game heavily affected by the wind.
He said: “It was more influenced by a couple of mistakes we made, than the wind.
“In the first-half it was in our favour and we really should have gone into the break 2-0 up.
“Unfortunately, we made the mistakes that they didn’t against the wind – Marek has been a great goalkeeper over the weeks and years, but for him, I would put them down as two mistakes.
“He’s disappointed and he’s apologised to the lads.
“We said in the dressing room ‘let’s not let the missed penalty affect us’ – but we didn’t do enough in the second-half either.
“We certainly didn’t get in at them and we didn’t have enough movement – we were waiting for things to happen as opposed to, you know, McCormack, who makes things happen.”
Playing with the wind in the first-half, Miller headed Yeovil into the lead on the half-hour mark – his third goal in as many league games.
But Miller failed to capitalise on a chance to extend the lead as he blazed over from the penalty spot after Sam Byram had brought down Dawson in the area.
And Leeds made them pay almost immediately after the break, as McCormack finished in delightful fashion after Stech had failed to get any distance on a clearance kick against the wind.
Warnock doubled the lead on 62 minutes when his long free-kick was misjudged by Yeovil ’keeper Stech and found its way into the back of the net.
Jimmy Kebe and McCormack both had chances to extend the lead but Stech was on hand to make amends for his earlier errors with a couple of neat saves.
The defeat keeps Yeovil bottom of the pile in the SkyBet Championship, six points adrift of safety.