National League
CheltenhamCheltenham Town5GuiseleyGuiseley0

Cheltenham Town 5-0 Guiseley

Billy Waters
Billy Waters joined Cheltenham from Crewe in the summer

Cheltenham Town moved to the top of the National League table with a thumping win against 10-man Guiseley.

Billy Waters put the hosts in front after just 55 seconds at Whaddon Road with a neat flick and header.

Rob Dickie doubled the lead when he nodded in Jack Munns' corner.

Guiseley's Adam Lockwood was shown a straight red card for bringing down Danny Wright, before Waters smashed home his second, Munns tapped in and James Rowe's neat finish made it 5-0.

The visitors' only shot on target saw Adam Boyes' fierce strike saved by Dillon Phillips.

Cheltenham, who are now unbeaten in seven games, replace Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green Rovers at the summit following their 1-1 draw at Welling.

It is the first time Gary Johnson's men, relegated from the Football League last season, have been top this campaign having been in second place since 28 September.

Mark Bower's Guiseley drop a place to 15th.

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"The boys started really well. There was a lot of talk from me on Saturday [after the loss to Hartlepool] that we didn't get enough shots in, enough crosses in, and that we didn't have enough quality on the day. It was good motivation, wasn't it?

"I'm really proud of the whole group. We've recovered quickly from Saturday.

"It's nice to be top of the table. We've got 40 points from 20 games, which is a good number. We're on schedule. Keep that up and you win the league."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 7PellSubstituted forRoweat 72'minutes
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forBarthramat 59'minutes
  • 4StorerSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes
  • 11Munns
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett

Guiseley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Drench
  • 2Toulson
  • 5LockwoodBooked at 47mins
  • 34DudleySubstituted forMarsdenat 83'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 8BoshellBooked at 85mins
  • 6LawlorBooked at 24mins
  • 25AtkinsonSubstituted forSmithat 12'minutes
  • 9BoyesSubstituted forDickinsonat 65'minutes
  • 11RotheryBooked at 87mins
  • 3Parker

Substitutes

  • 10Craddock
  • 16Dickinson
  • 17Atkinson
  • 32Marsden
  • 33Smith
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,237

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamGuiseley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 5, Guiseley 0. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley).

  5. Post update

    Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Smith (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Toulson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  10. Booking

    Gavin Rothery (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Rothery (Guiseley).

  12. Post update

    Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Booking

    Danny Boshell (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Boshell (Guiseley).

  15. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Guiseley. Liam Marsden replaces Anthony Dudley.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Guiseley 0. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Waters.

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