National League
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Rob Dickie's late header saw off Barrow as Cheltenham continued their unbeaten start in the National League.

Barrow took the lead before half-time when Alex-Ray Harvey's shot was deflected past Robins keeper Dillon Phillips by defender Aaron Downes for an own goal.

Kyle Storer levelled for the hosts with a header past Joel Dixon.

Jack Munns saw his long-distance effort for the home side saved before Dickie's close-range header secured the win.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"There's been a couple of games when we deserved more. Today we didn't deserve too much but we've nicked a result because of our last 15 minutes. We know we've been well below par.

"We know that we have been well below par generally today, Barrow started quite bright, they were picking a lot of the seconds up.

"It wasn't a lucky win, the boys just didn't play and the confidence drained out of them a little bit."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Barthram
  • 5Downes
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 7PellSubstituted forDickieat 46'minutes
  • 11Munns
  • 8WatersSubstituted forHallat 46'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forCookeat 76'minutes
  • 10Morgan-SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 24Dickie
  • 25Lovett
  • 27Cooke

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 24WilliamsBooked at 35mins
  • 5LiveseySubstituted forCowperthwaiteat 68'minutes
  • 6Grand
  • 3Ashton
  • 8Harvey
  • 15Mellor
  • 4LaceySubstituted forFofanaat 69'minutes
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forNewbyat 77'minutes
  • 25Cosgrove
  • 7Haworth

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Cowperthwaite
  • 16Fofana
  • 19Newby
  • 20Newby
Referee:
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Barrow 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Barrow 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Newby (Barrow).

  4. Post update

    George McLennan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Barrow. Neil Ashton tries a through ball, but Neil Ashton is caught offside.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Barrow 1. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Munns.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram tries a through ball, but Jack Barthram is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Mamadou Fofana (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Barrow).

  14. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Cosgrove (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Haworth with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

    Sam Cosgrove (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Elliot Newby replaces Jason Walker.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Josh Cooke replaces Daniel Wright.

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