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Guiseley 0-2 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham striker Dan Holman
Dan Holman has scored 26 goals for Cheltenham this season

Cheltenham scored two late goals to beat Guiseley and move within touching distance of the National League title.

Gary Johnson's side looked like being frustrated when Harry Pell hit the post, but Rob Dickie's header and Dan Holman's 26th goal of the season secured all three points.

Pell was then sent off late on for a second bookable offence.

Guiseley's best effort came through James Hurst's deflected strike, which was easily saved by Jonathan Flatt.

With Forest Green only managing a draw at Braintree, Cheltenham need four points from their remaining three games to secure an immediate return to the Football League.

Guiseley meanwhile remain two points clear of the bottom four.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a close game - Guiseley played very defensively and tried to catch us on the break and we weren't finding any holes really early on.

"I made a change because I felt we needed to do something different - give the lads some new people to break them down and it worked.

"Last ten minutes we got the two goals and sent our fans home happy and it's put us in a fantastic position now."

Line-ups

Guiseley

  • 1Drench
  • 2Toulson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 4Lowe
  • 3ParkerBooked at 90mins
  • 6LawlorBooked at 67mins
  • 35NorburnBooked at 90mins
  • 36HurstSubstituted forJohnsonat 83'minutes
  • 14HatfieldSubstituted forCraddockat 85'minutes
  • 11Rothery
  • 23SinclairSubstituted forBoyesat 12'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Boyes
  • 10Craddock
  • 17Atkinson
  • 18Johnson
  • 34Dudley

Cheltenham

  • 31Flatt
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forDaytonat 67'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 7PellBooked at 90mins
  • 15Burgess
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennan
  • 24Dickie
  • 30Holman
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forHallat 46'minutes
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forWatersat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 27Dayton
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
1,058

Match Stats

Home TeamGuiseleyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home1
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Guiseley 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Guiseley 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) for a bad foul.

  4. Booking

    Ben Parker (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

    Oliver Norburn (Guiseley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Booking

    Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Guiseley 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Dickie with a cross.

  8. Booking

    James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Guiseley. Tom Craddock replaces Will Hatfield.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Oli Johnson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Guiseley. Oli Johnson replaces James Hurst.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Hurst (Guiseley).

  17. Post update

    Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Booking

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Will Hatfield (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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