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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Luke Joyce playing for Accrington Stanley

First half goals from George Bowerman and Luke Joyce helped struggling Accrington to their first win in five games with victory at Cheltenham.

Stanley took the lead when Bowerman nodded in Nicky Hunt's cross, after an attempted clearance by Matt Richards.

They doubled their advantage when Bowerman turned provider, with Luke Joyce heading in from close range.

Jamie Cureton got one back for the Robins with a powerful shot, but the visitors held on for a valuable win.

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Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Mark Yates: Cheltenham Town boss on Accrington defeat

"Just because they had a go in the second half doesn't cut the mustard for me, we should have been right at it from the start.

"I told them it was going to be a tough game and we warned them but we just had a lethargic first half performance. The two goals we conceded were so poor on our part."

"We're disappointed and we have to pick ourselves up quickly now and go again."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forDeeringat 62'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forVincentat 74'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 10GornellSubstituted forHarrisonat 62'minutes
  • 7Cureton
  • 23Roofe

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 9Harrison
  • 12Roberts
  • 17Hanks
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 28Ihiekwe

Accrington

  • 26BettinelliBooked at 90mins
  • 16HuntBooked at 80mins
  • 19Wilson
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 2MurphyBooked at 84mins
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWebberat 74'minutes
  • 24OdejayiBooked at 87minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 87'minutes
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forHatfieldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
Referee:
Tim Robinson

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Attempt saved. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

Hand ball by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Robert Atkinson replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Booking

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe26139438241448
2Rochdale26144841311046
3Burton2613762923646
4Southend26136734221245
5Chesterfield25128537221544
6Fleetwood25142940291144
7Oxford Utd25119535211442
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth2697102329-634
12Cheltenham268993337-433
13York2771193232032
14Wimbledon2688102729-232
15Exeter2595113134-332
16Hartlepool2687112733-631
17Mansfield2779112736-930
18Accrington2678113138-729
19Bury26610103034-428
20Wycombe2577113034-428
21Portsmouth26610103039-928
22Bristol Rovers2569102226-427
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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