Upson inflicts defeat on Rovers
Last Updated: March 2, 2013 6:52pm
Ed Upson: Scored with a well placed free-kick
Soaring Yeovil bounced back from midweek disappointment to earn a 1-0 home victory over League One play-off rivals Tranmere.
A second half free-kick from Ed Upson ensured the Glovers returned to winning ways after Tuesday's defeat at Colchester and condemned the visitors to their sixth defeat in nine league games.
The Somerset side started brightly at Huish Park on Saturday, with Paddy Madden firing into the side-netting before skipper Jamie McAllister's free-kick fizzed narrowly wide.
Rovers hit back when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro saw his attempt smartly saved by Marek Stech.
After Mamady Sidibe was forced off through injury on the brink of half-time, the hosts came closest to breaking the deadlock - with Madden's low drive brilliantly turned around a post by Owain Fon Williams.
Yeovil took the lead just before the hour mark when Upson deceived the goalkeeper at his near post, curling a 25-yard free-kick into the net to send the Huish Park faithful into raptures.
Upson almost wrapped up the points when his exquisite lob cannoned off the crossbar, with the Glovers surviving a late onslaught to claim a crucial victory.
npower League 1
Sat 2nd Mar
Brentford1 - 0Scunthorpe
Bury0 - 2Crawley
Coventry1 - 2Swindon
Doncaster3 - 0Hartlepool
Leyton Or3 - 1Bournemth
MK Dons1 - 1Preston
Notts Co1 - 0Carlisle
Oldham0 - 2Sheff Utd
Walsall3 - 1Shrewsbury
Yeovil1 - 0Tranmere
Stevenage0 - 2Colchester
Crewe1 - 2Portsmouth
npower League 1
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|