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:

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Johnson on Hartlepool v Cheltenham

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

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

Foul by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

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

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

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

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

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jake Gray.

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

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

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

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Banton (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces George McLennan.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Banton replaces Kudus Oyenuga.

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Jack Munns.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Jack Barthram.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Half Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

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