Yeovil 0 Fleetwood 1

Graham Alexander rings the changes at Yeovil

Graham Alexander rings the changes at Yeovil

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Fleetwood Town ended their horrendous run on the road snatching a late victory at Yeovil.

Graham Alexander’s men found themselves under intense first half pressure and had Chris Maxwell to thank for going into the break on

level terms.

The keeper pulled off two superb saves first to deny Jordan Clark from a close range header, then to frustrate A-Jay Leitch-Smith, who had left young defender Tyler Forbes - making his Town debut just days after the death of his mother - in his wake.

At the other end Gareth Evans came closest, his 20 yard drive fumbled by Jed Steer, Town unable to keep enough control of the ball to trouble their opponents.

It was a steep learning curve for Forbes, thrown in at right-back in the absence of Conor McLaughlin, Yeovil piling pressure on the development squad player, who scuffed a clearance or two as Town limped to the break.

Martin Paterson had made a nuisance of himself without really causing the Glovers difficulty, Town simply not seeing enough of the ball to make an impression.

Town did step up a gear after the break but Yeovil matched them in endevour and spirit.

The fire of both sides looked to be fading in both sides when Fleetwood found the net.

Steven Schumacher’s corner was the best set piece delivery of the afternoon, Jeff Hughes rising at the back post, his bullet header coming back off the post and beating Jed Steer.

A foul on the edge of the box by Mark Roberts gave the Glovers a late chance to hit back but Samuel Foley couldn’t keep his shot down