Defensive slip ups costly as strugglers Yeovil taken to task

Gary Johnson

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Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson felt his side did enough to deserve at least a point against Burnley.

But ultimately, defensive slips proved the Glovers’ downfall as they failed to improve the worst home record in the Championship.

Goals from Danny Ings and Sam Vokes gave Burnley a 2-0 lead, before Keiffer Moore’s cross eluded everyone and crept in to hand the hosts a lifeline late on.

Johnson was left to rue Luke Ayling and Shane Duffy conceding possession to David Jones and Dean Marney, leading directly to both Clarets’ goals: “The difference was we made two bad mistakes, the top teams don’t make those mistakes so that gifts strikers the goals.

“We had to work very hard to create our own opportunities and we certainly did create enough opportunities to come away with something.”

Yeovil have only scored 19 goals in 24 games, and sit next bottom in the table. Ishmael Miller returned to Nottingham Forest after a recent loan spell before the game, but Johnson has no complaints about his front men: “We are getting in there, we’re not a million miles away. But it’s not about the strikers, it’s about the whole team.

“It takes us to get a punch on the nose before we start fighting, but we need to hit the opposition on the nose before they hit us.”