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Barrow 1-2 Cheltenham Town

Asa Hall
Asa Hall's goal was just his second since joining Cheltenham in May 2014

Asa Hall's late winner at Barrow sent Cheltenham back to the top of the National League table.

Danny Wright gave Town an early lead when he superbly controlled James Rowe's cross and volleyed home.

Wright then had a penalty saved by Joel Dixon after Jack Barthram was fouled before James Dayton and Dan Holman had shots cleared off the line by Barrow.

Simon Grand levelled for Barrow from Dan Pilkington's corner before Hall pounced on a loose ball late on.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Barrow put us under a bit of pressure, they got the ball forward early, had runners and looked quite dangerous. They got the equaliser and we had to make a couple of slight changes.

"But actually Asa Hall, who'd gone to right-back, got the winner for us so that was great and nice to go top of the league.

"We don't let in many goals so, if we let in one, we've generally only got to score two to win a game and that's what we did. You have to come here and you have to battle. Our lads did."

Line-ups

Barrow

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 5Livesey
  • 6Grand
  • 17WilliamsSubstituted forPilkingtonat 31'minutes
  • 25Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 26mins
  • 4Lacey
  • 15MellorSubstituted forGrimesat 31'minutes
  • 24ParryBooked at 58mins
  • 10Cook
  • 29Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 8Harvey
  • 9Walker
  • 11Pilkington
  • 18Grimes

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forPellat 46'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 14Hall
  • 3McLennanSubstituted forWatersat 79'minutes
  • 15Burgess
  • 27Dayton
  • 4Storer
  • 18RoweSubstituted forCranstonat 64'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 7Pell
  • 8Waters
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Cranston
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,202

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Lacey (Barrow).

  5. Post update

    James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joel Dixon.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  11. Post update

    Simon Grand (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Andy Cook (Barrow).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Simon Grand (Barrow).

  15. Post update

    Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 1, Cheltenham Town 2. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces George McLennan.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Lacey (Barrow).

  19. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Barrow 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Simon Grand (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Pilkington.