The FA Cup - First Round
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Hartlepool United 1-0 Cheltenham Town

League Two side Hartlepool earned their first home win since August to defeat National League outfit Cheltenham and reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Kudus Oyenuga scored the only goal for Pools, turning in from eight yards on the stroke of half-time.

Cheltenham, relegated from the Football League last year as Hartlepool narrowly stayed up, then piled on the pressure.

They came closest with the last kick of the game, as Kyle Storer's shot bounced back off the underside of the bar.

Cheltenham Town Manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a winnable game and I'm just disappointed we didn't win it.

"The reason we haven't won is we weren't clinical enough in the penalty area.

"We didn't create enough opportunities in the first half, we didn't show enough intent."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1CarsonBooked at 90mins
  • 21Duckworth
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3Carroll
  • 15Oates
  • 16Featherstone
  • 30GraySubstituted forWoodsat 82'minutes
  • 11OyenugaSubstituted forBantonat 71'minutes
  • 10PaynterSubstituted forBinghamat 41'minutes
  • 17Fenwick

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 28Banton

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 6Parslow
  • 5Downes
  • 24Dickie
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forDaytonat 54'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forHallat 62'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennanSubstituted forVaughanat 71'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 8Waters

Substitutes

  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett
  • 26Thomas
  • 27Dayton
  • 28Dinsmore
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
2,287

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Booking

    Trevor Carson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jake Gray.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.