National League
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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Eastleigh

Cheltenham Town missed out on the chance to go top of the National League after being pegged back by Eastleigh.

Jack Munns gave the hosts the lead with a finish from close range following a cross by Jack Barthram.

Eastleigh came close to an equaliser through Lee Cook before Ross Lafayette headed in from close range.

Andy Drury had a header saved by Cheltenham's Dillon Phillips as the visitors pushed for a winner, but the home side held on for a point.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We were as bad in the second half as we were good in the first half.

"Not one player in the second half came out with any credit, because we sat back, we couldn't hold it up, our midfield couldn't get on the ball and we couldn't defend a lively team.

"That's the worst we've played all season. That was just like a group of kids that had been taken off the streets and played a game. That performance wasn't good enough to win the league.

"In the second half we didn't come out with as much team energy as we had in the first half. Players are in this league because of their inconsistencies and that's how we've got to be better."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Pell
  • 24Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 89mins
  • 3McLennan
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forRoweat 80'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 2BarthramBooked at 81minsSubstituted forVaughanat 84'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 6Parslow

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flitney
  • 20Harding
  • 2PartingtonBooked at 63mins
  • 17CookSubstituted forFanimoat 55'minutes
  • 5Turley
  • 4Evans
  • 10Reason
  • 18Drury
  • 7Odubade
  • 14Strevens
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forLafayetteat 74'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 8Payne
  • 11Lafayette
  • 13Noice
  • 25Fanimo
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,802

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Eastleigh 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Eastleigh 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Turley (Eastleigh).

  4. Post update

    Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Andy Drury (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

  11. Post update

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Jack Barthram.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh).

  14. Post update

    Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Yemi Odubade with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  18. Booking

    Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Matthias Fanimo (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.