Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton admitted that his side endured a “tough afternoon” on Saturday, as the Canaries swept them aside to go seven points clear at the top of League One.
Forgetting Canary bias, the 3-0 victory for Paul Lambert’s men was ridiculously one-sided and they had plenty of chances to add to the goals scored by Messrs Holt, Hoolahan and Martin.
And 34-year-old boss Skiverton certainly didn’t have any complaints – they were beaten by the better team. Pure and simple.
“I thought Norwich were excellent,” said the Londoner, a Glovers legend having played 328 times for the Somerset club. “It was a tough afternoon for us.
“They stopped us from playing. They got in our faces. We were trying to pop it about a little bit, but it didn’t really work for us.
“I thought we started poorly and I was disappointed especially with the first goal as you can’t let runners get in front of you.
“We defended for our lives at times and you’re going to do that when you come to Norwich. I know there are a lot of teams that have come here and been hit for a lot more than 3-0, so for us to come out like that is probably a good escape.
“If it had gone to five, six or seven then you would have started looking over your shoulder and worrying about goal difference. So for us, even in defeat we knew we had to try and stay in the game and keep the score down.
“But it is an absolute pleasure for me to come to a place like Norwich with Yeovil Town. We came here, we tried to match them and we came up short today and sometimes you have got to take it on the chin.
“I think Paul Lambert has come in and done a fantastic job and turned the whole club and the whole ethos and the way that they think around.”
Despite his admittance that there was a world of difference between his mid-table outfit and the high-flying Canaries, Skiverton had high hopes coming into the game.
But as good as City were, the Yeovil chief revealed his disappointment at his team’s showing. It really was men against boys at times…
“I thought the match at Norwich was vital. I honestly thought it was vital. If we had come here and done something and surprised people, then it would really lay down a marker of intent. But we didn’t come up with it.
“Now we move on to next week and we move into the next little run of games, which is just as important for us.”
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