REPORT: Yeovil Town 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 0
Yeovil Town slipped bottom of the Sky Bet Championship thanks to a lacklustre goal-less draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Whilst Barnsley cantered to victory at Middlesbrough, Gary Johnson's men huffed and puffed against disappointing opposition at Huish Park.
Neither side posed a genuine threat in the final third as both keeper's dominated their areas.
The Glovers lacked both width and genuine ideas pouring forward as again they lacked danger in front of goal where it really mattered.
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Manager Johnson made four changes to the side defeated by Middlesbrough before the international break, Sam Hoskins partnering James Hayter in attack and Kevin Dawson starting on the right wing.
Wigan Athletic loanee Fraser Fyvie started in midfield but lasted just 23 minutes before being taken to hospital following a shoulder injury sustained in a stern challenge from former Glover Rohan Ince.
Brighton threatened first in a dour first half on three minutes, Will Buckley getting beyond Jamie McAllister only for Ashley Barnes to blaze over.
On seven minutes Joe Edwards missed a header, allowing Craig Conway to chip into the box for Buckley. His header was brilliantly caught by the diving Wayne Hennessey.
Fyvie almost made a telling impact on 14 minutes when he curled a 20-yard free kick goalwards that Tomasz Kuszczak beat away.
The former Manchester United keeper showed his quality again on 38 minutes. Substitute Luke Ayling - an unpopular omission amongst fans from the starting XI - clipped forward for Hoskins who waited for the ball to drop before being denied by the Pole.
But despite Kuszczak being the busiest keeper, it was the visitors who looked the more dangerous in an opening period where they almost camped in the Yeovil half.
Three minutes after the restart Hoskins broke into the box but wasted the chance by striking straight at Kuszczak. On 54 minutes Ed Upson tried his luck from distance but was again kept out by the classy stopper.
Byron Webster's out-stretched boot only diverted a Brighton centre into the path of replacement Leroy Lita on 63 minutes, McAllister throwing his body behind the subsequent shot.
After 82 minutes the Glovers fell asleep at the back as Shane Duffy was brushed off the ball by Lita who then fed Will Buckley.
The striker surged forward only to scuff the outside of the post when he should have scored before Dawson then went close, cutting in and drilling at Kuszczak.
Everton loanee Duffy went close to earn an unlikely opener with three minutes remaining when he climbed highest at a free kick only to see the stopper's acrobatics keep out the ball.
Yeovil Town (4-4-2) - Hennessey; Edwards, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Dawson, E Upson, Fyvie (Ayling, 23), Davis (Grant, 61); Hayter (Williams, 67), Hoskins. Unused subs: Seaborne, Moore, Fontaine, Dunn.
Bookings: Dawson (foul), Hoskins (simulation), Hayter (foul), McAllister (foul).
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-1-2-3) - Kuszczak; Saltor, M Upson, Greer, Ward; Andrews; Crofts, Ince (Lopez, 46); Conway (Forster-Caskey, 82), Buckley, Barnes (Lita, 58). Unused subs: Al-Abd, Calderon, Ankergren, March.
Bookings: Ince (foul), Saltor (foul).
Ref: Gary Sutton.