Darren Way was delighted with Yeovil's 3-2 victory against Accrington which saw his side bounce back from the hammering against Luton last week.

Darren Way praises resilient Yeovil for bouncing back against Accrington

Darren Way praises resilient Yeovil for bouncing back against Accrington

The Glovers lost 8-2 on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season but Olufela Olomola's brace and a Francois Zoko goal helped them see off Stanley.

"There's been a lot of question marks as you'd imagine but I think the resilience the players showed today was amazing and I felt very proud," said Yeovil boss Way.

"The players have got to take a lot of credit. It has been a tough week as a manager, which I prepared myself for.

"They've had a lot of adversity this week but to go up against a good Accrington team, with a lot of power and pace, and win was very pleasing to see."

Yeovil had to come back from going 1-0 down as well when Kayden Jackson followed up a parried Billy Kee shot to score.

But a frantic 12 minutes saw the hosts go 3-1 up as Olomola's double and a Zoko strike put Way's men in control at half-time.

"Everyone put their full shift in today," the 37-year-old continued. "I think some of the attacking play for 35 minutes was up there with some of the best I've seen.

"Tactically sometimes you have to look at your opponents and their weaknesses and I think we exposed their weaknesses.

"We talked all week about concentrating on performance and not the outcome.

"But we have got to make sure we get the balance right between attack and defence and I've got to sort that out."

Accrington boss John Coleman, who saw Jackson bring it back to 3-2 in the second half, felt Stanley should have been leaving Huish Park with all three points.

"We took a lead and were coasting; probably coasting too much," Coleman said.

I tried to hammer it home all week that it wasn't going to be easy and it was going to be a game won in the mindset.

"Give Yeovil their due, for half an hour they gave it a go and in that half an hour they scored three goals and won the game.

"I don't know how fantastic they were or how bad we were - probably a culmination of the both.

"Some of our defending in that half an hour spell was comical stuff. It was embarrassing. We let our fans down.

"The harsh reality is that was a game today we could and should have won. If we want to be successful, then if we've got an opportunity to win a game we've got to do it.

"They cashed in when they had their opportunities and made the most of them."


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