The Opposition View: Yeovil Town

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 06 April 2017

Firstly, let's talk about the farcical reverse fixture. Should the game have been played and what did you make of it? (If you were even able to see it!)

Yeah it should have been abandoned, from the home end I could barely see past the half way line and had to rely on the noise of the Portsmouth fans to have any idea what was going on down their end. But we got a point out of it so I won't complain.

What's your overall assessment of Yeovil's season?

Disappointing, after a good start which had us in the play-offs by November, our season has fallen apart. We've won 2 of our last 21 games, we are the second lowest scorers in the league and none of our January signings have made a real difference.

We lost our two most creative players (Otis Khan and Ryan Hedges) to injury which massively affected the way we play, and Darren Way's tactics have been questionable to say the least.

The main issue, however, is that we have drawn far too many games and have a habit of conceding in the last few minutes, Stevenage have lost more games this season than we have yet are fourth. Whilst I think we will stay up, pressure is building on Way to turn things around.

Why have your team been unable to perform away from Huish Park?

It's more the case that we are unable to perform anywhere at the moment. The team seems bereft of confidence and unable to see out games, which was made abundantly clear against Exeter by throwing away a three goal lead in four minutes. Way has also shown an inability to change games when the opposition start to get on top.

Who are the key players in this Glovers squad now?

I'd probably say Alex Lacey, our centre back who has been the most consistent performer this season, and Francois Zoko, who is our most gifted player and our top scorer.

Pompey are currently the best form team in League Two. Presumably you would take a point from Fratton Park on Saturday?

Absolutely, I expect Portsmouth to go up this season so to get anything at Fratton Park will be a bonus.

What kind of match can we expect from Yeovil? Will they attempt to outplay Pompey or will they park the bus?

We're simply not good enough to try and go toe-to-toe with Portsmouth, so I imagine we will be defending for most of the game whether we want to or not. We might be able to nick a goal from a set-piece but I think Portsmouth will be too strong for us.

Predict the outcome of the game.

3-0 to Pompey unfortunately.

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