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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Stevenage

Joe Martin's late fine free-kick was enough to earn Stevenage a win at Cheltenham.

There was very little in the way of goalmouth action in the first half, with Matt Godden seeing a low shot blocked by Will Boyle at the near post, but neither goalkeeper was seriously tested.

Danny Wright forced Joe Fryer into action in in the 63rd minute with a shot from the edge of the box which the goalkeeper did well to turn away low to his left.

Wright turned sharply in the box after Carl Winchester's pass two minutes later, but his effort was off target as Cheltenham pressed for a goal.

Bristol City loanee Joe Morrell made room for a shot on his Cheltenham debut, but could not keep it down in the 78th minute.

Cheltenham had looked the more likely to snatch a winner, but Martin's free-kick continued Stevenage's unbeaten start with eight minutes remaining after Jordan Cranston fouled Alex Samuel 20 yards out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 15BoyleSubstituted forO'Shaughnessyat 75'minutes
  • 28Moore
  • 3Cranston
  • 8Dawson
  • 25MorrellSubstituted forGordonat 86'minutes
  • 4StorerBooked at 75mins
  • 7Pell
  • 9Wright
  • 20EisaSubstituted forHindsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 10Holman
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Bower
  • 26Gordon
  • 27Hinds

Stevenage

  • 1FryerBooked at 90mins
  • 25Henry
  • 5Franks
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 70mins
  • 3Martin
  • 7WhelpdaleBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSamuelat 64'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 2SmithBooked at 77mins
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forTonerat 90+3'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forGrayat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 20Vancooten
  • 22Toner
  • 23Ferry
  • 31Gray
  • 33Wilmot
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,694

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Stevenage 1.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town).

Kevin Toner (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Fryer (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jamie Gray (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kevin Toner replaces Harry Beautyman because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Freddy Hinds (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jaanai Gordon replaces Joe Morrell.

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Gray (Stevenage).

Foul by Freddy Hinds (Cheltenham Town).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Stevenage 1. Joe Martin (Stevenage) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamie Gray replaces Danny Newton.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Daniel O'Shaughnessy replaces William Boyle.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter541084413
2Stevenage532095411
3Accrington5311118310
4Wycombe53111311210
5Notts County531197210
6Luton522113588
7Newport52219638
8Crewe52215418
9Barnet52127527
10Coventry52125327
11Carlisle52128807
12Cambridge52123307
13Swindon521259-47
14Lincoln City51317526
15Mansfield51318716
16Crawley52036516
17Grimsby520379-26
18Yeovil52031016-66
19Morecambe512245-15
20Colchester511379-24
21Chesterfield511349-54
22Forest Green5113815-74
23Port Vale510458-33
24Cheltenham5104510-53
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