National League
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Cheltenham Town 5-0 Guiseley

Billy Waters
Billy Waters joined Cheltenham from Crewe in the summer

Cheltenham Town moved to the top of the National League table with a thumping win against 10-man Guiseley.

Billy Waters put the hosts in front after just 55 seconds at Whaddon Road with a neat flick and header.

Rob Dickie doubled the lead when he nodded in Jack Munns' corner.

Guiseley's Adam Lockwood was shown a straight red card for bringing down Danny Wright, before Waters smashed home his second, Munns tapped in and James Rowe's neat finish made it 5-0.

The visitors' only shot on target saw Adam Boyes' fierce strike saved by Dillon Phillips.

Cheltenham, who are now unbeaten in seven games, replace Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green Rovers at the summit following their 1-1 draw at Welling.

It is the first time Gary Johnson's men, relegated from the Football League last season, have been top this campaign having been in second place since 28 September.

Mark Bower's Guiseley drop a place to 15th.

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Guiseley

"The boys started really well. There was a lot of talk from me on Saturday [after the loss to Hartlepool] that we didn't get enough shots in, enough crosses in, and that we didn't have enough quality on the day. It was good motivation, wasn't it?

"I'm really proud of the whole group. We've recovered quickly from Saturday.

"It's nice to be top of the table. We've got 40 points from 20 games, which is a good number. We're on schedule. Keep that up and you win the league."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7PellSubstituted forRoweat 72'minutes
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forBarthramat 59'minutes
  • 4StorerSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes
  • 11Munns
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett

Guiseley

  • 1Drench
  • 2Toulson
  • 5LockwoodBooked at 47mins
  • 34DudleySubstituted forMarsdenat 83'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 8BoshellBooked at 85mins
  • 6LawlorBooked at 24mins
  • 25AtkinsonSubstituted forSmithat 12'minutes
  • 9BoyesSubstituted forDickinsonat 65'minutes
  • 11RotheryBooked at 87mins
  • 3Parker

Substitutes

  • 10Craddock
  • 16Dickinson
  • 17Atkinson
  • 32Marsden
  • 33Smith
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,237

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamGuiseley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley).

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Toulson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Booking

Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny Boshell (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Boshell (Guiseley).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Liam Marsden replaces Anthony Dudley.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Guiseley 0. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Waters.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram tries a through ball, but Jack Barthram is caught offside.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Harry Pell.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Kyle Storer.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Guiseley. Liam Dickinson replaces Adam Boyes.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Guiseley 0. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Danny Boshell (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram replaces James Dayton.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Toulson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Boyes (Guiseley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Boshell.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

goal

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