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CheltenhamCheltenham Town1AccringtonAccrington Stanley2

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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Robert Atkinson replaces Kayode Odejayi.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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

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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