'There was nothing in the game' - Yeovil Town boss Darren Sarll reacts to home defeat to Chesterfield
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarrl was left disappointed with midfielder Albi Skendi’s mistake which led to Chesterfield’s winning goal at Huish Park on Saturday.
Skendi gave the ball away on the edge of his own box and substitute Luke Rawson made him pay by assisting Tom Denton for his sixth league goal of the season.
Sarll said there was ‘nothing’ in the game and his assistant manager, Terry Skiverton, felt they should have been awarded a ‘certain’ penalty when Rhys Murphy went down in the box.
Chesterfield’s 1-0 win leaves the Glovers, who reached the play-offs last season, in the bottom three.
“Ironically I said three minutes before the goal that this would be decided by a mistake or a set-play and we have made a big individual error which has been the theme of the week and they are costing us badly,” Sarll said.
“Aside from that, I thought we were competitive, I thought the players ran hard, I thought we were a lot more aggressive in the confrontational battles, but then you make a mistake 20 yards out and leave a centre forward through on goal who is in decent form and that’s what happens.”
There was a nervy moment for the Blues with five minutes to go when Murphy claimed he was fouled in the box but it was not given by referee Simon Mather.
Sarll said: “For me there was nothing in the game, we may have had a penalty at the end, right in the necessity of the game I wasn’t sure, but Terry (Skiverton) is absolutely certain it was a penalty, but apart from that just nowhere near enough offensive quality.”
As is often the case, the opposition manager mentioned the threat and physicality of Denton, who is second in the National League scoring charts so far this season, with only Maidenhead’s Sam Barratt above him.
Sarll added: “I thought Morgan Williams and Carl Dickinson for a big, big share of that game dealt with their direct threat into Denton well, which is hard to deal with, it is quite draining, it kind of chips away at you those type of games, but I thought between the two of them and Charlie Lee they dealt with that well.”