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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Promotion hopefuls Accrington were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Cheltenham at the Wham Stadium.

The Robins took the lead through Mo Eisa in the 37th minute before Kayden Jackson replied for the Reds two minutes later and Stanley were thankful to two saves from Aaron Chapman at the death.

Both sides had superb chances in the opening 10 minutes, Jackson denied by Robins goalkeeper Scott Flinders when clean through and Kevin Dawson poking the ball past Chapman but also inches wide of the post.

Stanley midfielder Liam Nolan hit the underside of the crossbar with a 25-yard blast after 29 minutes as the home side bossed proceedings.

But it was the Robins who struck first in the 37th minute when a Harry Pell ball into the box found Eisa and he lifted the ball over Chapman for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Stanley hit back immediately through the dangerous Jackson, who raced onto Jordan Clark's through ball and fired into the far bottom corner of the net for his sixth goal of the season.

Jackson, a doubt before the game, hobbled off after 55 minutes and that seemed to unsettle Stanley.

The game never sprung to life in a second half with few chances, but Cheltenham came closest, with substitute Jerell Sellars denied by Chapman in the 89th minute and Freddie Hinds also kept out by the Stanley keeper in time added on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Hornby-ForbesBooked at 82mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 27Rawson
  • 4Donacien
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 76'minutes
  • 6Nolan
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forWilksat 56'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 13Wolland
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 2Grimes
  • 28Moore
  • 3CranstonBooked at 86mins
  • 7Pell
  • 6AtanganaSubstituted forSellarsat 76'minutes
  • 25Morrell
  • 8Dawson
  • 21GrahamSubstituted forWrightat 64'minutes
  • 20EisaSubstituted forHindsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 9Wright
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 15Boyle
  • 17Sellars
  • 27Hinds
  • 29Davey
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,321

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Freddy Hinds (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Seamus Conneely.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Accrington Stanley).

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley).

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jerell Sellars replaces Nigel Atangana because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie Grimes.

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Hand ball by Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Liam Nolan.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County9711178922
2Exeter9711168822
3Luton9522189917
4Accrington95221812617
5Mansfield9441159616
6Coventry9513115616
7Swindon95131312116
8Newport9432128415
9Stevenage94321512315
10Wycombe94321614215
11Cambridge941489-113
12Lincoln City93331111012
13Grimsby94051216-412
14Barnet93241311211
15Carlisle93241414011
16Crewe93241014-411
17Crawley93151011-110
18Morecambe9234912-39
19Yeovil92341421-79
20Colchester92251316-38
21Cheltenham9225913-48
22Port Vale9126713-65
23Chesterfield9126718-115
24Forest Green91261022-125
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