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Yeovil Town 4-2 Cheltenham Town

Goals from Otis Khan, Darren Ward, Matt Dolan and Tom Eaves were enough to see Yeovil claim a battling victory against Cheltenham at Huish Park.

The Glovers took the lead in the sixth minute. Tom Eaves' marauding run down the right saw the frontman fizz in a cross that goalkeeper Russell Griffiths could not deal with, leaving Khan to tap home.

On 16 minutes, Yeovil doubled their lead as Khan's corner found Ward unmarked to head powerfully past the helpless Griffiths.

Cheltenham halved the deficit on 41 minutes as Aaron Downes rose highest to head past Artur Krysiak.

Yeovil regained their two-goal advantage in first-half stoppage time. The impressive Khan saw his effort saved by Griffiths but Dolan was there to convert with a diving header.

Cheltenham were awarded a penalty shortly before the hour after Eaves bundled into Rob Dickie. Krysiak saved the spot-kick but substitute Billy Waters netted in the ensuing scramble.

On the 90th minute, Eaves outpaced Downes to score an excellent solo goal and secure the three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ShephardBooked at 90mins
  • 6Lacey
  • 26WardSubstituted forMugabiat 67'minutes
  • 3Smith
  • 4DolanBooked at 73mins
  • 16ButcherBooked at 78mins
  • 28WhitfieldSubstituted forLawlessat 67'minutes
  • 10Khan
  • 9Eaves
  • 23Hedges

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 8Lawless
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 15Copp
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Campbell

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 26SulimanSubstituted forMunnsat 31'minutes
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 5Downes
  • 6Parslow
  • 17Cranston
  • 7PellBooked at 90mins
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forHallat 81'minutes
  • 28Dickie
  • 9WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 27SmithSubstituted forWatersat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 29Thomas
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,448

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2.

Booking

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Hand ball by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces James Dayton.

Booking

Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town).

Foul by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Alex Lawless replaces Ben Whitfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Bevis Mugabi replaces Darren Ward because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Penalty saved! Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 3, Cheltenham Town 2. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Dickie with a cross following a set piece situation.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Robert Dickie draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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