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Cheltenham Town 4-1 Boreham Wood

National League leaders Cheltenham Town stepped up their automatic promotion push with victory over Boreham Wood.

After the late arrival of Boreham Wood's team bus delayed kick-off by 15 minutes, Danny Wright scored from the spot after Danny Woodards' foul on Dan Holman, who then put the Robins 2-0 up.

Harry Pell was felled by Scott Doe and Wright added a second penalty before Danny Haynes replied from 25 yards.

But Holman's strike in stoppage time sealed a fine win for Cheltenham.

Gary Johnson's side are three points clear at the top, while Boreham Wood sit inside the relegation zone in 21st position, one point away from safety.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Boreham Wood

"It was an enjoyable afternoon, we had to work hard and I thought our spirit was very good; it's very difficult to play the beautiful game on a bumpy pitch.

"I know we've been on bumpy pitches, so a lot of your passes are headers - I know that sounds stupid - but we had to be good passers of a ball with our head.

"The boys showed good control and four goals is a very good return."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 31Flatt
  • 24DickieBooked at 64mins
  • 15Burgess
  • 14HallSubstituted forRoweat 68'minutes
  • 21Cranston
  • 6Parslow
  • 7Pell
  • 4Storer
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forMunnsat 74'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 75'minutes
  • 30HolmanBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 3McLennan
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett

Boreham Wood

  • 1Russell
  • 3Woodards
  • 5Doe
  • 24Kamdjo
  • 30Stephens
  • 33Devera
  • 8Shakes
  • 22WhiteSubstituted forLucasat 74'minutes
  • 21Haynes
  • 16C Clifford
  • 9HowellSubstituted forMoriasat 48'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nunn
  • 6Reynolds
  • 11Sam-Yorke
  • 12Lucas
  • 17Morias
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
3,243

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBoreham Wood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Boreham Wood 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Boreham Wood 1.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Boreham Wood).

Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Boreham Wood 1. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Munns.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

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

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Boreham Wood).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

Scott Doe (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

James Russell (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces James Dayton.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Jamie Lucas replaces Harry White.

Attempt saved. Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Danny Haynes (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry White (Boreham Wood).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Asa Hall.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Boreham Wood 1. Danny Haynes (Boreham Wood) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood).

Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Braintree381911843261768
5Tranmere4018121054401466
6Dover371981064461865
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham381881264442062
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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