Matchday live: Yeovil Town v Blackburn Rovers

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  • WELCOME to a wet and windy Huish Park for the first competitive meeting between Yeovil Town and Blackburn Rovers. Don't miss a kick of the action from Rovers' final game before Christmas with our live blog.

4:55pm

FULL-TIME Yeovil 0 Rovers 1.

4:52pm

SUB for Rovers. Jordan Rhodes off, Rudy Gestede on. 0-1.

4:52pm

Ruben Rochina, who has looked really lively since coming on, has just curled shot not far wide. Lost count of amount of chances. Two mins to go. 0-1.

4:50pm

Four minutes of injury-time. This second half has been absolutely breathless stuff. Doubt many Rovers fans will have any fingernails left. 0-1.

4:50pm

Brilliant double save from Marek Stech denies Tom Cairney and then Jordan Rhodes as Rovers break away after Ishmael Miller has penalty appeal turned down. 90 mins. 0-1.

4:46pm

Joel Grant, who is really causing Adam Henley problems, cut inside and his well struck shot is saved at the second attempt by Simon Eastwood. Close. 86 mins. 0-1.

4:44pm

Rovers coming under a lot of pressure now. Six minutes to go. 0-1.

4:35pm

BOOKED Luke Ayling for Yeovil. 76 mins. 0-1.

4:34pm

SUB for Yeovil, Ed Upson on, John Lundstram off, and for Rovers, Chris Taylor off, Lee Williamson on. 75 mins. 0-1.

4:33pm

Remarkable effort by Ruben Rochina who 20 yards out puts right foot behind his left and fires the ball toward goal where Marek Stech was well placed to tip over. 74 mins. 0-1.

4:32pm

BOOKED John Lundstram for Rovers. 72 mins. 0-1.

4:27pm

SUB for Rovers, David Dunn off, Ruben Rochina on, and for Yeovil, Liam Davis off, James Hayter on. 68 mins. 0-1.

4:23pm

This game is crazy. Joe Ralls with a superb right-footed curler from 22 yards hits the post. 63 mins. 0-1.

4:21pm

This is going to be a long match report. David Dunn - really revelling in the hole - has just forced Marek Stech into punching the ball out from 20 yards. 61 mins. 0-1.

4:20pm

That ends an absolutely mad last few minutes. Moments earlier Tommy Spurr had burst into the box, evaded the last man and saw his dinked effort saved by Marek Stech.

Moments later Rovers were back in the Yeovil box and David Dunn squared the ball for Jordan Rhodes, who took a touch before side-footing into the top corner. That's his 13th of the campaign.

4:18pm

GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Jordan Rhodes. 59 mins.

4:17pm

Wow, Ishmael Miller has just cracked a left-footed effort off the bar from the edge of the area. Game is really open now. 57 mins. 0-0.

4:16pm

Then, down at the other end, Simon Eastwood pulls off an excellent save from Ishmael Miller after he outmuscled Tommy Spurr. 56 mins. 0-0.

4:16pm

David Dunn drives at the Yeovil defence, brings the ball on to his right-foot and, with defenders in front of him, curls straight at Marek Stech. 56 mins. 0-0.

4:13pm

Attendance is 7,179 (1,074 Rovers fans).

4:12pm

Nothing wrong with Simon Eastwood's shot-stopping. John Lundstram - who had taken the initial corner - receives the ball in acres of space on the left-side of the area and his fierce strike is tipped over by the Rovers goalkeeper. 53 mins. 0-0.

4:11pm

Ishmael Miller - playing in a new shirt without a number on it - shows his strength in the box and fires over cross that Scott Dann turns behind for a corner. 52 mins. 0-0.

4:06pm

Liam Davis cross causes Simon Eastwood all sorts of problems, dropping the ball at the feet of sub Kevin Dawson, whose shot hit Eastwood - lying flat on his back - and was cleared. 46 mins. 0-0.

4:05pm

Second half has kicked off. No changes for either side.

3:48pm

HALF-TIME Yeovil 0 Rovers 0.

3:46pm

And another chance wasted. Ball breaks to David Dunn and he slides the perfect pass into Jordan Rhodes who, 12 yards from goal on an angle, sees his side-footed cleared behind by the busy Marek Stech. 45 mins. 0-0.

3:43pm

Yeovil ending the half strongly. Rovers have to be careful here. 43 mins. 0-0.

3:40pm

Yeovil threaten for the first time. Joel Grant wins 50-50 with Adam Henley on the touchline, advances and side-foots over a dangerous cross that Tom Cairney did so well to get back and clear for a corner, from which Simon Eastwood flaps and misses. 40 mins. 0-0.

3:37pm

Ben Marshall lays the ball off for Tom Cairney and his inswinging left-footed cross is a good one but it just evades Jordan Rhodes and David Dunn in the box. 37 mins. 0-0.

3:36pm

SUB for Yeovil. Injured Byron Webster off, Kevin Dawson on. 36 mins. 0-0.

3:34pm

More pressure from Rovers, Tom Cairney slipping inside and firing left-footed 18-yard shot that Marek Stech got low down to his left to gather. 34 mins. 0-0.

3:34pm

Rovers don't want to score. Their movement in midfield has been excellent - far too good for Yeovil - but their finishing has been woeful. Another swift counter attack ends with Chris Taylor spraying the ball wide to Ben Marshall, who cuts into the box and sends right-footed curler high over the bar. 33 mins. 0-0.

3:30pm

Another chance goes begging for Rovers. Fast counter attack started by Jordan Rhodes and Tom Cairney ends with Ben Marshall pulling ball back for Jason Lowe who loses his footing and sees ball deflect to David Dunn, whose side-effort is blocked. 30 mins. 0-0.

3:28pm

BOOKED Yeovil captain Jamie McAllister collects first caution of the game for foul on Chris Taylor. 28 mins. 0-0.

3:27pm

Rovers lost some of their early momentum. 27 mins. 0-0.

3:20pm

David Dunn drags another - albeit harder - chance wide from the edge of the box after the ball drops to him. Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will be disappointed that his side are not at least one goal in front, given their dominance. 20 mins. 0-0.

3:18pm

Good chance goes begging for Rovers. Ben Marshall plays reverse ball down the line to Jason Lowe, who cuts inside and swings over a right-footed cross that finds David Dunn but his effort is scuffed and goes past the post. 18 mins. 0-0.

3:16pm

Yeovil coming into the game a little more, though Simon Eastwood has yet to be tested. 16 mins. 0-0.

3:11pm

Wonderful save from Marek Stech. Tom Cairney corner not cleared and David Dunn plays the ball back to Cairney, whose curling effort from the edge of the area turned aside by the returning Stech. 11 mins. 0-0.

3:10pm

Ball rebounds to David Dunn and he plays in Chris Taylor down the right and his driven cross his parried clear by Marek Stech before being cleared to safety.

Then, a minute later, Adam Henley cross finds Dunn unmarked on edge of the box and his diving header is easily saved by Stech.

Really bright start by Rovers. 9 mins. 0-0.

3:07pm

Rovers have started positively but it remains 0-0. 7 mins.

3:03pm

Jason Lowe give all the room in the world to advance forward and eventually shoot. But his 22-yard effort was weak, deflecting off Jordan Rhodes before being gathered by Marek Stech. 2 mins. 0-0.

3:02pm

We are under way.

2:48pm

Captain Scott Dann and his centre-back partner Grant Hanley make their 100th appearances for Rovers today.

Spoke to Rovers boss Gary Bowyer about the pair on Thursday and here's what he had to say...

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/10893279.Bowyer_hails_defensive_duo_ahead_of_100th_games/

Great quote from Bowyer about raging 'bull' Hanley toward the bottom of the article.

 

2:45pm

So the teams in full are...

Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister, Edwards, Ralls, Lundstram, Davis, Grant, Miller. Subs: Stewart, Dawson, Upson, Hayter, Foley, Moore, Morgan.

Rovers: Eastwood, Henley, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, Taylor, Lowe, Cairney, Marshall, Dunn, Rhodes. Subs: Kean, Kane, Kilgallon, Williamson, Judge, Rochina, Gestede.

2:45pm

Yeovil, second from bottom in the Championship but unbeaten in four games, make two changes.

One is between the posts as Marek Stech – the hero of the Glovers’ League One play-off final victory over Brentford in May – takes the place of the injured Chris Dunn.

It is the fit-again Stech’s first appearance since August 10.

Liam Davis, meanwhile, replaces Ed Upson.

2:44pm

Rovers have made one change to their team.

David Dunn, having scored the crucial third goal in last Saturday’s 3-2 home win over Millwall, takes the place of Josh King.

King and DJ Campbell – who returned to training this week after his arrest and subsequent bail by police probing spot-fixing allegations in football matches – are not considered fit enough for places in Gary Bowyer’s squad.

2:43pm

Good afternoon. Just over 15 minutes before we get under way here.

Comments (10)

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3:41pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

38 minutes in and 58% 0f the play and 10 shots as opposed to Yeovil's 0. Come on Rovers make it pay!!!!!!
38 minutes in and 58% 0f the play and 10 shots as opposed to Yeovil's 0. Come on Rovers make it pay!!!!!! Harwoodstblue

3:58pm Sat 21 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Half time, totally dominant, but......sometimes you just get the stray thoughts that Yeovil will nick one with a deflection, own goal or an howler.

Should be 3 up at least, still got all my fingernails.
Half time, totally dominant, but......sometimes you just get the stray thoughts that Yeovil will nick one with a deflection, own goal or an howler. Should be 3 up at least, still got all my fingernails. owd nick

4:20pm Sat 21 Dec 13

wacked1212@gmail.com says...

1-0 to us
1-0 to us wacked1212@gmail.com

5:01pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Good three points, should have been easier though. Sets us up nicely for the next two home games. Ipswich and Blackpool are now within our sights. Two wins and a draw in the last three games needs building on.
Good three points, should have been easier though. Sets us up nicely for the next two home games. Ipswich and Blackpool are now within our sights. Two wins and a draw in the last three games needs building on. Harwoodstblue

5:02pm Sat 21 Dec 13

A Darener says...

Good result sounds like it should have been a rout. But three points are three points.
Pity about Blackpool not putting a shift in.
Good result sounds like it should have been a rout. But three points are three points. Pity about Blackpool not putting a shift in. A Darener

5:09pm Sat 21 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

Good results today, even you clowns managed to scrape a win against the mighty Yeovil, and another great advertisement for young Jordan ahead of his January move..

Oh look, the Clarets are top at Christmas!
Good results today, even you clowns managed to scrape a win against the mighty Yeovil, and another great advertisement for young Jordan ahead of his January move.. Oh look, the Clarets are top at Christmas! we.love.u.venkys

5:17pm Sat 21 Dec 13

A Darener says...

Two points nearer the playoffs. It's a marathon not a sprint!
Two points nearer the playoffs. It's a marathon not a sprint! A Darener

5:18pm Sat 21 Dec 13

A Darener says...

Last four years club at top at Christmas won the division. Trust Burnley to be the first to miss out.
Last four years club at top at Christmas won the division. Trust Burnley to be the first to miss out. A Darener

5:24pm Sat 21 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Please ignore the troll, don't allow it to deflect from what looks to have been a pretty good game.
Please ignore the troll, don't allow it to deflect from what looks to have been a pretty good game. owd nick

5:34pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

An unhappy Christmas for Dangerous Dick and his thimble brained thumb-uppers. Three away points. Jingle bells, jingle bells.......
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An unhappy Christmas for Dangerous Dick and his thimble brained thumb-uppers. Three away points. Jingle bells, jingle bells....... ... Angry From Accrington

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