All the national media spotlight was on Paul Scholes introduction to full-time management last night at Boundary Park, but Oldham Athletic’s 4-1 victory over Yeovil Town heaped more pressure on Scholes opposite number, under-fire Glovers boss Darren Way.
The defeat was Yeovil’s fifth defeat in a row, and the Glovers have now lost twelve of their last seventeen League Two fixtures, a run that leaves them two points above the relegation places and threatens their EFL status.
It was the first time the Somerset club have conceded four on the road this season, and although they stayed in the game until Oldham added some gloss to the scoreline with two late goals in the final minutes, the truth is they never looked like getting a positive result. The performance once again highlighted defensive frailties, tactical naivety and a worrying lack of depth and quality in the squad. The heavy defeat left the incredible fifty-six fans who made the long midweek trip to support the Glovers with an arduous and miserable journey back home to the South-West.
Way immediately came under pressure from fans on social media with many demanding his sacking. Here is a selection of their responses on Twitter to news of the result last night.
— Patrick Murphy (@PM8490) February 12, 2019
GET WAY OUT OF THE CLUB!!!
— Peter Sparks (@petesp25) February 12, 2019
— Ross (@RossAndrews_95) February 12, 2019
Beyond a joke now
— Tom Barker (@t_barker71) February 12, 2019
The only difficulty about this is being a fan of this club with an absolute useless man at the helm
— Craig lambell (@craigieytfc) February 12, 2019
Difficult night, difficult season more like with dumb, dumber and Darren in charge #ytfc
— Barrie David (@hitchin_glover) February 12, 2019
It was over before the 2 late goals anyway. Way out. You're a disgrace and taking our club down.
— Ross James (@RossJam84479523) February 12, 2019
Wow that's an understatement if ever I heard one!
— Tim Bourbon (@T46864673) February 12, 2019
Insulting to the fans at this point
— will (@WillJReeves) February 12, 2019
— Barry Crossan (@YeovilMad17) February 12, 2019