National League
EastleighEastleigh1CheltenhamCheltenham Town0

Eastleigh 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Gary Johnson
Eastleigh's winner was the first goal Gary Johnson's Cheltenham had conceded in five games

Leaders Cheltenham suffered their first National League defeat since September as Eastleigh claimed their first victory in 12 attempts.

Gary Johnson's side had gone a club-record 22 league games without losing since a home reverse against Tranmere.

Robins defender Cameron Burgess inexplicably tapped past his own keeper to gift the hosts all three points.

Lee Cook could have doubled Eastleigh's lead but lashed over, while James Rowe had a shot well saved for the visitors.

The result moves the Spitfires up to eighth while Cheltenham could be knocked off top by the time they next play on Saturday, with second-placed Forest Green in action on Friday.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We're not used to losing are we? We don't like losing and so after 23 games it's even more disappointing when you lose, because you start feeling you're a bit invincible.

"We came up against a clever team - in more ways than one - I felt we had more of the play, but we didn't create enough chances from our play.

"I'm disappointed, I've let the boys know some of them needed to show a little bit more and we'll see what happens over the coming weeks."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 18Drury
  • 20Harding
  • 6Reid
  • 31Coulson
  • 10Reason
  • 17CookSubstituted forMidsonat 88'minutes
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forOdubadeat 72'minutes
  • 32Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 12Midson
  • 19Poke

Cheltenham

  • 1PhillipsSubstituted forKitschaat 76'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 6Parslow
  • 14Hall
  • 3McLennanSubstituted forCranstonat 61'minutes
  • 15Burgess
  • 27DaytonSubstituted forWatersat 18'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 18Rowe
  • 9Wright
  • 30HolmanBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Cranston
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,982

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Andy Drury (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Partington (Eastleigh).

  6. Post update

    Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Burgess (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack Midson replaces Lee Cook.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Lee Cook (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  18. Booking

    Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Dan Harding (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham362310366234379
2Forest Green36246662342878
3Grimsby331711566293762
4Braintree33169839261357
5Tranmere351691045341157
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Gateshead34167114449-555
8Eastleigh33158105145653
9Dover321571056441252
10Lincoln City351410115446852
11Woking35147145748949
12Macclesfield35153174842648
13Bromley34145155657-147
14Aldershot34136154047-745
15Southport35119153549-1442
16Chester34109154150-939
17Barrow33109144360-1739
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Boreham Wood34811153034-435
20Altrincham33810153255-2334
21Halifax3389164768-2133
22Torquay3278173760-2329
23Welling3568212550-2526
24Kidderminster3659223558-2324
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