GLOVERS NEWS: Two sent off and a drone delay – all going on at Yeovil Town
THE nine-men of Yeovil Town suffered last-gasp heartache on New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1, 2018) as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Crawley Town in an afternoon full of drama – including an 11-minute delay because of a drone being flown above the Huish Park pitch.
Sam Surridge broke the deadlock for the Glovers in the Sky Bet League Two clash on 19 minutes, but were then reduced to ten men when Connor Smith was sent off on 38 minutes for two bookable offences.
Crawley capitalised on the numerical advantage and Mark Randall brought the scores level on 44 minutes.
And worse was to follow for Yeovil before the half-time interval when Omar Sowunmi was given a straight red card by referee Brett Huxtable for a professional foul after jostling for the ball with Crawley striker Jordan Roberts.
Crawley took control of proceedings in the second period with them having two extra players, but Yeovil were resolute.
There then came the problem with the drone and Mr Huxtable took the players off and sent them back to the dressing room for 11 minutes while the situation was sorted out.
The delay seemed to help Crawley regroup and when they came out following the break they upped the pressure on the Yeovil goal.
It looked as if the Glovers were going to hang on for a worthy point, but that was cruelly dashed right at the end in time added on when substitute Thomas Verheydt headed home.
The defeat saw Yeovil Town slip to 20th in the League Two table.
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