It was a challenging test for Wincanton as they travelled to Huish Park to play their penultimate friendly against a young, optimistic academy side.
It was the academy side that were quick out the blocks as they scored inside the first 5 minutes. A break through the Wincanton defence saw the striker slot it into the bottom corner to give The Glovers an early lead. They then had an opportunity to double their lead on 10 minutes when they were awarded a penalty. Yeovil's number 7 stepped up and placed it right, just above Dan Cabell's outstretched arm. The score now being 2-0. Then came an opportunity for Wincanton to get back into the game when they were also rewarded a penalty but they were denied by a superb double save from the Yeovil keeper. Then they finally found the net when Connor Williams met Dan Wise's cross to make it 2-1. This gave Wincanton a boost of confidence as they began to attack the Yeovil goal more. It was Yeovil who had the best chance before the half time whistle when they had a shot superbly cleared of the line by Kieran Davis to keep it at 2-1.
The second half started off well for Wincanton. A string of opportunities were dealt with by the Yeovil keeper. It was then Yeovil who regained their 2 goal margin when a long diagonal ball was met by the Yeovil striker who chested it down and hit it around the keeper to make it 3-1. Yeovil then had a string of attacks which were dealt with by keeper Dan Cabell. But the best chance before the end came from Neil Craven who had his 25 yard effort ricochet off the crossbar.
But it was the young Glovers who took the victory as the full time whistle went. A good run out for Wincanton against a very alert Yeovil academy side. Full time score, 3-1.
The next game is away to Portland United on Friday night.