League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town1HartlepoolHartlepool United0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Hartlepool United

Koby Arthur
Arthur has scored three goals for Cheltenham despite having never started a game for the club

Koby Arthur struck in injury time as Cheltenham Town maintained their unbeaten start in League Two against Hartlepool at Whaddon Road.

The Robins dominated but seemed unable to beat visiting keeper Scott Flinders.

Gornell saw his header cleared off the line by Neil Austin before substitute John Marquis hit the post.

Marquis was denied again when Flinders pushed his header onto the bar before Arthur nodded in the winner from Matt Taylor's headed flick.

Cheltenham Town coach Shaun North told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I don't think anyone had a poor game today, everyone did their bit and defensively we did very well.

"The good thing is that we're creating chances and making keepers make saves. Maybe we need a little work this week on finishing.

"It's nice to be unbeaten, it means that we're doing things right."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Carson
  • 5Brown
  • 4Taylor
  • 6Elliott
  • 2VaughanSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 71'minutes
  • 7Wynter
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forArthurat 78'minutes
  • 10GornellSubstituted forMarquisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 20Arthur
  • 26Marquis

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 4Bates
  • 2AustinBooked at 81mins
  • 7FranksSubstituted forJamesat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Miller
  • 8Walker
  • 17BrobbelBooked at 88minsSubstituted forComptonat 90+2'minutes
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWoodsat 70'minutes
  • 24Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 11Compton
  • 14Woods
  • 19Richards
  • 26Harrison
  • 31Dixon
  • 33James
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,735

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces Ryan Brobbel.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Jonathan Franks.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Troy Brown.

  6. Booking

    Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Booking

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces Byron Harrison.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

  15. Post update

    Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  17. Post update

    John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

  19. Post update

    John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).