Glovers earn rare cup victory
Yeovil made it past the first round of the League Cup for just the third time in eight years with a comfortable 1-0 win at Southend in the Capital One Cup first round.
Glovers winger Kevin Dawson bagged the only goal of the game with a fine finish in the 36th minute and the Championship newcomers should have secured a more convincing victory at Roots Hall.
Lively midfielder Sam Hoskins had two shots saved by Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley in the first half while Joe Edwards volleyed just wide of the left post from long range.
But Dawson made no mistake when teed up by Hoskins, firing an angled 16 yard shot in to the left-hand side of the net.
After the break, Yeovil striker Michael Ngoo had a 20-yard shot impressively held by Bentley before the Liverpool loanee also shot just wide of the right post.
But Southend rarely threatened and registered their only effort of the evening on target in stoppage time when Mark Phillips had a header tipped wide of the left post by Marek Stech.