GLOVERS NEWS: Yeovil Town scrape through to Third Round of FA Cup
YEOVIL Town made it through to the Third Round of the FA Cup on Tuesday (December 12, 2017) night after defeating nine-man Port Vale 3-2 after extra-time.
The Second Round Reply at Huish Park sprung into life at the end of the first period of normal time when Yeovil’s Tom James was fouled in the box and Cristian Montano was sent-off by referee Gavin Ward.
Up-stepped Otis Khan who converted the resulting penalty to give Yeovil a 1-0 lead at the half-time interval.
Port Vale’s problems deepened shortly after the second period when they were reduced to nine men when James Gibbons was shown the red card.
But Yeovil failed to make their numerical advantage count and the visitors equalised on 83 minutes to send the game into extra-time when Marcus Myers-Harness netted.
Yeovil regain the initiative early in the first-half of extra-time when Khan scored with his second of the night to make it 2-1 to the Glovers.
But Port Vale bounced back at the start of the second-half of extra-time when they drew level through Antony Kay.
Fans in the 1,588 crowd must have thought the tie would be heading for a dreaded penalty shoot-out, but Yeovil had other ideas and were back in front within 60 seconds of Kay’s equaliser.
Francois Zoko was in the right spot at the right time to score from close range to make it 3-2 to Yeovil on 109 minutes and the Glovers managed to see the game out.
The Glovers will be pleased with the win, but they certainly made hard work of overcoming the nine men of fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Port Vale. It was a poor performance.
Yeovil will now face Bradford City, of League One, in the Third Round at Huish Park in early January 2018.
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