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Sky Bet Championship: Yeovil Town 2, Charlton Athletic 2
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- Yeovil Town 2 Charlton Athletic 2
- Ishmael Miller penalty secures comeback.
- Alex O'Loughlin reporting
Thank you for joining me at Huish Park this afternoon, a full match report will be available soon via www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/sport
A thrilling second half here at Huish Park as Yeovil come from 2-0 down to salvage a point thanks to an own goal and a penalty from Ishmael Miller.
Charlton had gone into the break 2-0 up thanks to strikes from Cameron Stewart and Johnnie Jackson.
Inches from a third Yeovil goal. Ishmael Miller's measured effort from20 yards rolls inches wide of the target with Alnwick beaten.
It's getting worse for Charlton. Captain Johnnie Jackson receives a straight red card for a two footed tackle on Joe Edwards.
GOAL! Stunning comeback from Yeovil. Joel Grant is felled in the box and Ishmael Miller makes no mistake from 12 yards.
The hosts have a goal back. Joel Grant's cross deflects off of Michael Morrison for an own goal.
1-2 with a little under 20 minutes remaining.
Yellow card shown to Kevin Dawson for a little kick out at Yann Kermorgant.
First sub for the Addicks as the experienced Andy Hughes replaces Jordan Cousins.
Another good save from Dunn, this time to claw away Simon Church's acrobatic effort from 12 yards.
Sub James Hayter manages to find an inch of space in a congested Charlton box but his effort drifts harmlessly wide.
Close to a third for Charlton as Jordan Cousins flashed an effort just wide of the post from long range.
Final substitution for Yeovil as Liam Davis limps off and is replaced by Jamie McAllister.
This match is starting to hot up now.
Two penalty shouts in quick succession for Yeovil as first Ishmael Miller is held in the box before James Hayter goes down under a challenge. Nothing given.
Joe Edwards is next to go close for Yeovil. The midfielder's effort from the edge of the box flies just over the bar.
It would appear Kevin Dawson has been brought on to deal with the threat of Cameron Stewart who was certainly the danger man in the first half.
We're back underway at Huish Park and there's been a double substitution for the Glovers.
OFF Adam Morgan & John Lundstram
ON James Hayter & Kevin Dawson
Theres no glossing over it sadly, this is a very, very poor performance compared to what we've seen in the past week #ytfc— @BlackthornStand 07 December 2013
Yeovil Town 0-2 Charlton Athletic.
Not a classic here at Huish Park but Charlton have been clinical in front of goal. Efforts from Cameron Stewart and Johnnie Jackson give them a two goal lead at the break.
It's a second goal for the visitors. Stewart's lofted ball to the back post is headed past a stranded Dunn by Johnnie Jackson.
Thatchers Stand very quiet today #ytfc— @tuppence1976 07 December 2013
GOAL! Former Yeovil loanee Cameron Stewart gives the Addicks the lead after cutting in from the left flank and bending an effort past Dunn.
Now 30 mins gone. Still 0-0. Yeovil have grown into game as half goes on. A few long range chances for Lundstram and Davis #ytfc— @ytfcciderspace 07 December 2013
Fantastic save from Chris Dunn.
Cameron Stewart cut in from the left before unleashing an effort that was destined for the top corner. Dunn's fingertips prevent an opening goal.
Liam Davis' fierce strike from 25 yards is collected well by Ben Alnwick. The home side are beginning to create chances.
Very even opening 20 minutes here at Huish Park.
Possession: Yeovil 48% Charlton 52%
Yellow card shown to Charlton's Lawrie Wilson for a cynical foul on Joel Grant.
First shot of the game goes Yeovil's way. John Lundstram's half volley from 25 yards fizzes just over the bar.
Both sides struggling to find any rhythm early on.
Early yellow card for Yeovil's Shane Duffy for felling Yann Kermorgant.
We're underway at Huish Park with Yeovil attacking the Copse Road end in the first half.
Both teams are out on the pitch here at Huish Park.
Before kick off there will be a minute's applause to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela who died earlier this week.
Just ten minutes until kick off here at Huish Park. Here's a reminder of the two starting line-ups:
24. Chris Dunn 12. Ben Alnwick
2. Luke Ayling 23. Lawrie Wilson
5. Byron Webster (c) 5. Michael Morrison
15. Shane Duffy 6. Dorian Dervite
21. Liam Davis 16. Rhoys Wiggins
4. Joe Edwards 24. Jordan Cousins
8. Ed Upson 4. Johnnie Jackson (c)
31. John Lundstram 8. Dale Stephens
23. Joel Grant 32. Cameron Stewart
27. Ishmael Miller 18. Yann Kermorgant
29. Adam Morgan 9. Simon Church
Despite Yeovil boasting the better form coming in to this match this afternoon, Gary Johnson's side are winless in the seven previous league meetings between the two sides.
However, the Glovers did come out on top in the League Cup in 2008 when they defeated the Addicks 1-0.
Two former Yeovil players are involved for Charlton this afternoon.
Striker Simon Church spent a spell on loan in Somerset from Reading in 2008 making six appearances, whilst winger Cameron Stewart made five appearances for the Glovers in 2010 whilst on loan from Manchester United.
Still no place in the Yeovil squad for transfer listed striker Paddy Madden, whilst Wigan loanee Fraser Fyvie is missing for the third game running, suggesting his loan from the Latics is all but over.
Charlton Athletic starting XI: Alnwick; Wilson, Wiggins, Dervite, Morrison; Stewart, Jackson (c), Cousins, Stephens; Kermorgant, Church.
Just one change for the visitors, then, with captain Johnnie Jackson replacing Cedric Evina who drops to the bench.
No surprise that Gary Johnson has stuck with the starting eleven who have won the last two matches keeping two clean sheets in the process.
On loan Bristol City defender Liam Fontaine the unlucky 'sixth loan' to miss out on a space in the matchday squad.
Yeovil Town starting XI: Dunn; Ayling, Webster, Duffy, Davis; Edwards, Upson, Lundstram, Grant; Miller, Morgan.
Bench: Stewart, Foley, Hayter, Dawson, Ralls, Hoskins, McAllister.
Yeovil Town will be hoping to record their third straight victory in the Sky Bet Championship at home to fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic this afternoon.
A win for the Glovers would see them leapfrog their opponents and exit the relegation zone.
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