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Yeovil boss names player he thinks is best in the National League ‘by an absolute mile’

Yeovil Town boss Darren Sarll has named which player he believes is best in National League ‘by an absolute mile’.

He spoke to the media after their 1-1 draw with newly promoted Stockport County at which the Glovers manager felt disappointed with.

Yeovil got themselves ahead after 21 minutes when Courtney Duffus broke the deadlock after Lawson D’Ath’s shot from 20 yards deflected perfectly into his path and who then rolled the ball under Ben Hinchliffe.

Stockport County very nearly got an equaliser near half time as Frank Mulhern looked to put the ball in the back of the net only for keeper Stuart Nelson to tip it over the bar.

Minutes into the second half and Nelson made another brilliant stop, Elliot Osborne’s wind-assisted strike from range was parried behind.

Former Brentford, Leyton Orient, Notts County and Gillingham keeper Nelson did get booked halfway through the second half for time-wasting.

Matt Worthington’s strike in the 74th minute again could have given the Hatters an equaliser, he cuts in from the left and saw his shot destined for the bottom corned pushed behind for a corner.

Stockport County continued to threat and finally went level on the 87th minute, Adam Thomas managed to get to a through ball before Tom Bradbury and rolls the ball into the back of the net.

After watching Stuart Nelson’s performance, Sarll said, as quoted by Somerset Live: “He’s the best goalkeeper in this league by an absolute mile, there’s no question about that. That’s why we don’t concede too many goals.

“We now need to complement that box with the other box and make sure we are more effective, ruthless, violent in their box and make sure we can kill games off.

“I thought we were poor for most of the afternoon. In the second half we created more opportunities than we did first half and I was really disappointed how we didn’t finish that attacking phase off.

“We had so many moments when we were one v one with the defender. We also saw second half our legs wiggle away from Tuesday night and that’s when you need a bit of support from the size of your squad and that’s what I don’t feel comfortable with at the moment.

“Our defender’s given away a goal. A pretty simple goal. When you’re getting towards the end of the game, just kick the ball into the stand. It’s a pretty simple premise we all learn at six or seven years old.

“That’s the job of a defender. That’s cost us two points. I felt we’d see this one out 1-0. It’s just another lesson for the young and inexperienced in the starting lineup to stay switched on and see the game out.”

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