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Glovers, City enjoy reserve victories

By This is Devon  |  Posted: August 21, 2008


Paul Tisdale

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TEN different trialists were used by Yeovil Town as their

second string romped to a comprehensive 6-0 victory over their

Salisbury City counterparts yesterday.

In a one-sided game, former Stockport County and Blackpool

winger Andy Welsh opened the scoring before another trialist,

ex Leicester and Fulham striker Elvis Hammond, made it 2-0.

Les Thompson, who was released by Bolton at the end of last

season, finished off well after a strong run to make the

half-time score 3-0 before Sam Mawene, a French trialist and

brother of Preston's Youl, headed in a fourth goal on 69


Blackburn Rovers' Australian midfielder, Rostyn Griffiths

added a fifth before Hammond completed the rout with a sixth

goal in the last minute.

"It is tough when you have that many trialists because you

have a lot to look at," said Yeovil's assistant manager Steve

Thompson. "They all did fine and we would expect to win the

game, but it's not about the result, it's about how people

perform and you can discount a few on that performance. One or

two did quite well and will get a chance in another game to


The quality of Yeovil's trialists was certainly high.

Ex-Arsenal and Reading midfielder John Halls, former

Bournemouth and Burnley man Gareth O'Connor and Crewe

Alexandra's talented but transfer listed midfielder Gary

Roberts all featured in the game and with Yeovil's midfield

significantly weak right now, one of those could be on board by

the time the Glovers face Leeds United at 1pm on Saturday.

"The midfield at the moment is quite a problem with Marc

Bircham out and Darren Way almost certainly out and that might

be something we need to address short term," Thompson added.

"The other positions can probably wait.

"Anyone we bring in – if we keep to the same system – would

have to be able to fit straight in and that is a tough task.

But we do have options, people that didn't play today, but we

won't be rushed into making a decision.

"It's amazing how many players are without a club and I

think, what some players do, is turn down opportunities at a

lower level thinking they are going to play higher. But some of

them have to drop lower if they want to get back on the


Meanwhile, Dean Moxey thrust himself into first team

contention by playing for over an hour of Exeter City reserves'

1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Tuesday.

"Dean had a very, very good hour," manager Paul Tisdale

said. "That puts him in contention for a place on the bench on


"I have said before it is about ensuring a player is fit

enough to be able to play from the first minute, so the game

gave us more of an idea on that."

Steve Hutchings scored the only goal of the game in which

the Grecians gave a run out to former Wigan Athletic defender

Peter Moore.

The 19-year-old right-back, who had an unsucccessful trial

with Accrington Stanley earlier this summer, played the full 90

minutes and will spend the rest of the week training with City

before Tisdale makes a decision on his future.

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