Loan star Madden's double helps serve up a victory for the Glovers
By Western Daily Press | Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 09:00
Paddy Madden's brace helped give Yeovil a winning start to 2013 as the Huish Park hosts dominated Leyton Orient in League One.
The Carlisle United loanee, who should become a full-time Glover this week, netted either side of a James Hayter finish to take both players to double figures for goals scored this season.
Orient barely troubled their hosts in the first half of a double-header between the teams, with Yeovil travelling to London in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy next Tuesday.
Manager Gary Johnson said: "I thought they (Hayter and Madden) were fantastic today, they are a constant threat.
"They have both been very good strikers for us and they always look like they are going to get opportunities because they work so hard.
"They were ably assisted by the other lads. All over the field we were the better side on the day. We are not going to rest on our laurels because it's a different game next week, but we thoroughly deserved the three points."
The Glovers announced the signing of Irish midfielder Kevin Dawson before kick-off, but were unable to register him in time to make the match squad.
As a result, Johnson named the same starting XI that beat Portsmouth on Saturday.
Madden ended a scrappy start to the game on 11 minutes when his towering header from Gavin Williams' cross crashed against the bar, goalkeeper Jamie Jones then tangling with Jamie McAllister, who was challenging for the loose ball.
On 23 minutes, Ed Upson went for goal from 20 yards, but his shot was tame after he chose not to pass to Williams to his right. Two minutes later, Upson's excellent vision and cross-field pass released the Welshman, who squared for Madden to turn, shoot and miss the target.
Yeovil were unable to clear an Orient corner after 29 minutes and Dean Cox's rasping effort from a tight angle fizzed across goal.
Soon after the half-hour mark, Hayter's intuitive chest down set Madden on his way into the area.
Having breezed past Mathieu Baudry, the Irishman tried to pick out Hayter, but Orient intercepted.
On 34 minutes, Byron Webster should have at least tested Jones, getting ahead of his man to win Williams' free-kick and heading wastefully wide.
However, the hosts went one better on 40 minutes. Hayter sprinted clear to latch on to Upson's pass. He pulled back the ball for Madden, who coolly slotted it beyond the reach of Jones.
The forward surged on to Marek Stech's booming 45th-minute clearance and, with no support, fired goalwards only for Jones to block with his legs.
Provider turned scorer on 60 minutes. Dominic Blizzard and Williams linked well on the right, referee Simon Hooper allowing play to continue for a foul off the ball and Hayter converting the near post cross. On 67 minutes, Orient counter-attacked through Cox, but McAllister did enough to close the shooting angle and the midfielder drilled straight at Stech.
Cox's free-kick after 71 minutes struck the Yeovil wall, Dan Burn atoning for not extinguishing the danger by thumping clear on the line when Lloyd James beat the stopper to the loose ball.
Madden then put the game beyond doubt on 74 minutes, pouncing on Ben Chorley's woefully under-hit back pass to slide between Jones' legs.
Seven minutes before time Yeovil sliced open the visitors' defence, the ball eventually reaching substitute Reuben Reid to drill at the goalkeeper.
As the game entered added-time, Cox crossed for Lloyd James to head goalwards, but his effort typified an afternoon where Yeovil dominated and goalkeeper Stech caught the ball with ease.
Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Hinds, Burn, Williams (Foley 76), Upson, Blizzard, McAllister (Reid 79), Madden, Hayter (Ugwu, 83). Not Used: Stewart, Brundle.
Goals: Madden 40, 74, Hayter 60.
Leyton Orient: Jones, Odubajo, Chorley, Baudry, McSweeney, Griffith, Rowlands (Cuthbert 64), James; Cox, Brunt (Obafemi 70), Mooney (Symes 79). Not Used: J Smith, Allsop, Cook, A Smith.
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).