League Two
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Cambridge United 1-2 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham recorded a second successive victory and ended Cambridge's three-match unbeaten run in League Two.

Matt Richards fired the Robins ahead on 10 minutes with a spectacular left-footed volley past keeper Chris Dunn.

Kwesi Appiah latched onto Ryan Donaldson's dinked pass and slotted home to bring the U's level.

Both managers were sent to the stands at half-time and it was Mark Yates' Cheltenham who sealed all three points with Terry Gornell's winner.

Gornell asked for a transfer out of the club earlier this month but has since scored four goals in three games.

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We started brilliantly. We made a team that's been doing very well change shape after 15 minutes because we were causing them problems.

"We asked for a big effort in the second half and I certainly got it.

"I knew I'd picked the right team when I walked from the coach to the dressing room.

"We had to dig in and fight but the effort I got was magnificent."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2TaitSubstituted forChadwickat 82'minutes
  • 18Nelson
  • 4Coulson
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forDunkat 62'minutes
  • 17Hughes
  • 8Champion
  • 33NaylorSubstituted forBirdat 74'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 10Elliott
  • 21Appiah

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 12Lanzoni
  • 13Norris
  • 22Chadwick
  • 25Lennon
  • 26Hurst
  • 32Bird

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 5BrownBooked at 30mins
  • 6Elliott
  • 15Deaman
  • 2VaughanBooked at 38mins
  • 8RichardsBooked at 53mins
  • 25Taylor
  • 16HanksSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 90'minutes
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 10GornellSubstituted forHarrisonat 90'minutes
  • 26MarquisBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 28De Vita
  • 29Bancessi
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,252

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Terry Gornell.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Joe Hanks.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Champion.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Chadwick replaces Richard Tait.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Bird replaces Tom Naylor.

  19. Post update

    Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

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