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Sky Bet Championship: Yeovil Town v Nottingham Forest at Huish Park
Updated 4:58pm Wednesday 6th November 2013 in Yeovil Town FC
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- Yeovil 3-1 Nottingham Forest
- Upson with a brace and Webster header
- Chalobah replied for visitors
- Hennessey saves first half penalty
- First ever home league victory in the second tier
- Yeovil move off the foot of the table to 22nd, only one point from safety
No doubt Gary Johnson will be in buoyant mood after that, I'm off for a chat with him, full match report to follow.
As for Forest, they slip to 6th and could fall out of the play off places if Watford beat Brighton on Monday.
As promised, the win lifts Yeovil from the foot of the table to 22nd and only a single point behind Bolton and Charlton.
That's it! Yeovil win a home game in the second tier for the first time in their history!
Upson almost completes his hat trick, but his shot from the edge of the box is well palmed away by Darlow.
A late booking for Reid as he clatters into the back of Ralls.
Backs to the wall for Yeovil now as Lascelles heads straight at Hennessey.
5 minutes added.
Lascelles breaks forward into the box and gets clear of the home defence, but Hennessey makes another great save, this time with his legs, from the shot.
Lichaj again flashes a good low cross into the box and again it misses everyone.
Liam Davis strikes a sweet volley on the edge of the box that flies comfortably over the bar. 5 minutes left.
Henderson squares up to most of the Yeovil defence after fouling Webster, lucky to get away with a warning.
Billy Davies is not a happy man over on that far touch line...
Andy Reid flashes a delivery in but Yeovil manage to clear their lines.
Great ball in by Eric Lichaj evades everybody in the box and is put into the side netting at the far post.
Good chance for Forest as Darius Henderson powers into the box, but shoots straight at Hennessey. Cohen then follows up but slashes at his shot and hits it over the bar.
A quick break by Yeovil, as Hoskins find Liam Davis on the left, but he shot wide.
Final sub for the visitors as Radoslaw Majewski is replaced by the former Walsall winger Jamie Paterson.
Mackie drives at the home defence for his first involvement, but his shot is weak, and well held by Hennessey.
Jack Hobbs slices wide when well placed from a corner. Forest then make their second change as Jamie Mackie replaces Simon Cox.
Forest well on top at the moment.
3 wild clearances result in a Forest corner, but from it the header on finds the safe hands of Hennessey.
Sam Hoskins picks up a booking for dissent.
Jamaal Lascelles brings down Dawson rather cynically to halt a Yeovil break and picks up a yellow card for his troubles.
Cox with a powerful header 6 yards out but Hennessey is there yet again to turn it behind.
The home defence look scared to make a tackle at the moment, perhaps unsurprising given the amount of penalties conceded this season.
Both teams pick up where they left off, as a tame header by Webster is easily saved then Andy Reid flashes a shot wide.
First tackle of the second half ends with the first booking of the second half. Joe Ralls the recipient.
Second half underway, Yeovil attacking the home terrace. Substitution for Forest as Dan Harding replaces goal scorer Chalobah.
Teams back out, can Yeovil hold on for their first ever home win in the second tier?
I'm glad I've got 15 minutes to catch my breath, you certainly wouldn't be able to tell which team was bottom and which was in the play offs after that first half.
The referee brings an action packed first half to an end. A great attacking display from both sides, Yeovil 3-1 Nottingham Forest.
Forest scorer Chalobah picks up a yellow.
From the corner Upson swings in a fine delivery which Byron Webster heads against the post and in, 3-1 Yeovil.
Joel Grant gets into the box and forces a fine save from Darlow who palms over.
From the resulting free kick the ball is headed back across the goal and Nathanial Chalobah heads in from a yard out.
Kevin Dawson is booked after bringing down Chris Cohen.
Ed Upson get free 20 yards out and fires a superb strike right into the bottom left corner, Darlow no chance. 2-0 Yeovil!
Majewski then hits a powerfrful shot from the corner of the box, but it's too close to Hennessey who saves low down.
Straight down the other end and Simon Cox hits a curling effort towards the bottom corner, that has to be tipped away by Hennessey.
One almost pays off for the home side, Upson's delivery again well met by Duffy, and his powerful header is well saved by Darlow.
This game is being played with a high intensity from both sides with plenty of corners being forced at both ends.
Goal scorer Ed Upson receives the first yellow card of the game for tugging at Radoslaw Majewski.
Duffy involved at the other end, as he heads Upson's corner narrowly over.
Fantastic 'keeping by Hennessey as he saves both Cox's poor penalty and the rebound. Fair to say the ground is buzzing after that.
Shane Duffy brings down Simon Cox just inside the area.
Upson is full of confidence now, and he almost doubles his tally, shooting just wide from 25 yards.
For the first time this season Yeovil are winning at home!
Yeovil open the scoring, Ed Upson hitting a volley from the edge of box that takes a slight deflection off a Forest defender and flies past the helpless Karl Darlow.
Kevin Dawson has his shot deflected behind, and from the resulting corner Liam Davis has a volley excellently blocked.
An early Forest corner is headed straight into the gloves of Hennessey.
Referee Mick Russell blows his whistle and we're off, Yeovil will shoot towards the away end in this first half.
Minutes away from kick off, and the home fans are in fine voice.
Another full away end today, they're experiencing slightly better weather than the Brighton fans last week!
In today's other Yorkshire derby, Huddersfield defeated Leeds 3-2, a result that leaves both teams in the top 10 of the Championship.
A bit of transfer news during the week, as Wayne Hennessey extended his loan for another month as cover for the recovering Marek Stech. Good news for the Glovers as he hopes to continue recent good form for both club and country.
Forest meanwhile, will be looking to pick up the 3 points for entirely different reasons, as they try to keep the pressure on surprise pace setters Burnley.
Fellow Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley played out a 1-1 draw in one of the early kick offs today, so Yeovil have the opportunity to leapfrog both clubs with a win this afternoon.
Today also sees the return of former terrace favourite Chris Cohen, who captains the visitors.
So Madden and Foley are both recalled and make the bench, while Ralls and Grant replace Hayter and the unfortunate Fyvie.
Darlow, Lichaj, Chalobah, Cohen, Henderson, Reid, Lascalles, Jara, Hobbs, Majewski, Cox. Subs: Harding, Mackie, Halford, Paterson, Derbyshire, Al-Rashidi, Abdoun.
Hennessey, McAllister, Edwards, Webster, Dawson, Upson, Hoskins, Duffy, Ralls, Davis, Grant. Subs: Ayling, Hayter, Foley, Madden, Fontaine, Dunn, Williams.
All Glovers fans will be dreaming of repeating that 5-2 score line this afternoon, but it will be tough going with Billy Davies' men in good form.
It's not the first time these two have locked horns in the league either, and if Yeovil are in need of inspiration they only need to look back to a certain late spring evening in 2007 at the City Ground.
So today Yeovil welcome former European champions Nottingham Forest to Huish Park, and judging by the traffic there's certainly going to be a good crowd!
@lukeayling_8 @Paddymadden @KevinDawson10. First home win & 3 big points, come on Yeovil #ytfc good luck guys.— @FairPlayB4ND 26 October 2013
@Paddymadden should play today. Why leave an International player on the bench for this one? Its time to release the beast. @ytfcciderspace— @phigg425 26 October 2013
The Glovers will need to be at the top of their game to overturn fourth-placed Forest this afternoon.
Forest have not lost in seven games and have scored in all their Championship matches this season.
Yeovil will be hoping to build on last Saturday's result when they picked up their first home point against Brighton
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