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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:

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Yates on Cambridge v Cheltenham

"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

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

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

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Terry Gornell.

Substitution

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Champion.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Chadwick replaces Richard Tait.

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Bird replaces Tom Naylor.

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

Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

Michael Nelson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Greg Taylor.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Own Goal by Josh Coulson, Cambridge United. Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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