Football: Patmore prefers a quiet life

Yeovil Town 2 Northampton Town 0

THE DAYS of non-League heroes emerging from victorious dressing- rooms awash with ale and adrenalin to predict further giant-killing glory appear to be over, if Yeovil's goalscorers are anything to go by. Warren Patmore, having wreaked his revenge on the manager who twice sacked him, was not giving interviews; Steve Thompson, a perennial Cup marksman, was off home to look after the kids while his wife went out on the town.

It was not that there was anything lacking in the celebratory air at Huish Park. A bumper 5,218 crowd roared the Conference side through to the third round, the 12th time they have reached that revered landmark, producing a top-class conga. The home dressing-room was full of good cheer - but the Match of the Day cameramen did rather have to persuade them to change their chant from "Mag-al-uf" to "Wemb-ur-ley" as they captured the good old magic of the Cup.

Yeovil's history in the oldest cup competition is legendary and Colin Lippiatt's players lived up to this sense of tradition by outplaying their Second Division opponents in the first half to instigate the uprooting of their 18th League scalp.

The players' immediate reward, apart from a steaming pot of tea being wheeled into the changing-room, was the promise of a holiday later in the season. The preferred destination appeared to be a unanimous choice.

Thompson's immediate destination was back home to Plymouth to watch the Cup highlights with his children Daniel and Callum, his wife already having booked the night out for her Christmas bash. Yet the 35-year-old, three times a Wembley winner with Wycombe Wanderers and Woking, had clearly sensed further drama was at hand, scoring in a chaotic scramble. Patmore's header was parried, Stott's follow-up effort was blocked on the line and as most awaited a verdict on a possible handball Thompson drove the ball home.

Injury-stricken Northampton looked a team on a hiding to nothing. Once the substitute Chris Freestone arrived, the chances started flowing, though only the hero against the Hammers will know how he fell over when John Frain's 60th-minute centre found him unmarked at the far post.

Nine minutes from time Patmore's big moment arrived. Rejected by Ian Atkins both at Cambridge and at Northampton, the 27-year-old scratch golfer was put through by Tony Pounder and, though his first effort was parried by Billy Turley, he putted in the rebound.

"Warren was caught between becoming a pro golfer and staying a pro footballer when I arrived at Northampton with the club one off the foot of the League," recalled Atkins, after suffering his first Cup defeat by a non-League side. "He certainly looks a more accomplished player today. Good luck to him."

Patmore, a scorer in each round of Yeovil's latest Cup adventure, and Thompson, Woking's hero in the 1-1 draw at Coventry two years ago, savoured their 15 minutes of fame quietly. Perhaps they are saving their night on the tiles for after the third round.

Goals: Thompson (14) 1-0; Patmore (81) 2-0.

Yeovil Town (5-3-2): Pennock; Piper, Brown, Cousins, Hannigan, Fishlock; Pitman (Pounder, 71), Stott, Thompson; Patmore, Dale (Smith, 90). Substitutes not used: Franklin, Appleton, Mountain (gk).

Northampton Town (5-3-2): Turley; Gibb, Wilkinson, Hill, Sampson, Frain; Hunter (Freestone, 57), Hunt (Warner, 86), Savage; Corazzin, Lee (Hughes, 69). Substitutes not used: Parrish, Woodman (gk).

Referee: P Richards (Preston).

Bookings: Northampton: Hill, Lee, Hunt, Gibb, Freestone.

Man of the match: Thompson.

Attendance: 5,218.

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Tradewind Recruitment: English Teacher

Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an excellent, large partially ...

Tradewind Recruitment: Science Teacher

£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...

Tradewind Recruitment: Year 3 Primary Teacher

£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 3 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...

Ashdown Group: Lead Web Developer (ASP.NET, C#) - City of London

£45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Lead Web Develo...

Day In a Page

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee