Match Details: 20/07/2019
Dorchester Town 1-1 Yeovil Town
Yeovil Goals: Myles Hippolyte (53)
Yeovil Town's fourth pre-season friendly ended in a draw on Saturday afternoon at the Avenue Stadium. Southern League Premier Division South side Dorchester Town drew 1-1 in a match that saw the Glovers field largely two separate sides on the artificial surface in Dorset. They needed a penalty from a new trialist in Myles Hippolyte to tie the game after Dorchester had taken a half time lead.
The starting eleven for the Glovers was a very unfamiliar one, with only Ryan Seager counting as a truly senior player. He was joined by two Academy graduates, and two Academy second year scholars, surrounded by five trialists on the pitch. With such an unfamiliar line-up, it took fifteen minutes for Yeovil to get properly into their stride. However, it was Dorchester who took the lead just a minute before half time. A long ball over the top found Tom Blair, and he managed to nip between a defender and the trialist keeper to give the Magpies a half time lead.
Yeovil made eight substitutions at half time, introducing many of their more established players, with Alex Nicholls the only extra trialist to get onto the pitch. Three of those trying to earn a contract were left on the pitch and it was former Dunfermline Athletic winger Myles Hippolyte who took advantage of the extended game time. He was brought down inside the box in the 53rd minute by Tom Blair, and he stepped up to take his own spot kick and score for a 1-1 equaliser.
Dorchester preferred to make their second half changes in stages, ultimately replacing seven of their starters. But Yeovil couldn't find a way through, with Alex Nicholls having a shot cleared off the goalline for Yeovil's best in-play second half effort on goal, although his strike partner Rhys Murphy had a lively second period.
Full Time : Dorchester Town 1 Yeovil Town 1.
Scorers: Tom Blair (1-0, 44 mins), Myles Hippolyte (1-1, 53 mins, pen)
Yeovil Town Starting XI:
1. Trialist (GK) 2. George Calverley 3. Myles Hippolyte 4. Tai Fleming 5. Daniel Ojo 6. Alex John 7. Nestor Shako 8. Tom Whelan 9. Trialist 10. Trialist 11. Ryan Seager.
Craig Alcock (46 mins for Tai Fleming), Lee Collins (46 mins for George Calverley), Tom Bradbury (46 mins for Daniel Ojo), Albi Skendi (46 mins for Tom Whelan), Matt Worthington (46 mins for Alex John), Gabriel Rogers (46 mins for Nestor Shako), Rhys Murphy (46 mins for Trialist #9), Alex Nicholls (46 mins for Trialist #10), Sacario Waugh (81 mins for Myles Hippolyte).