League Two
Cheltenham2Notts County3

Cheltenham Town 2-3 Notts County

Jon Stead scored twice for Notts County as they beat Cheltenham in a lively League Two encounter.

It took Stead's brace and a strike by Jonathan Forte to beat the resilient Robins, who levelled twice through Danny Wright and Harry Pell.

The visitors were ahead after four minutes as a ball by Carl Dickinson left Forte with enough space to fire a half-volley beyond Russell Griffiths in the home goal.

The lead did not last long though as the impressive Pell whipped in a cross for Wright to equalise with a close-range header in the 24th minute.

County were back in front four minutes before the break when Stead cut inside two defenders to direct a curving shot into the net from inside the area.

Pell had the hosts level again 10 minutes after the restart, controlling a knocked-down free-kick on his chest before firing home.

Straight from kick-off, the visitors grabbed the lead for a third time as Stead squeezed a shot beneath Griffiths to make it 3-2 with 56 minutes played.

Substitutes James Dayton and Billy Waters both went close but Cheltenham could not find an equaliser.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 86mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'ShaughnessySubstituted forDaytonat 60'minutes
  • 14HallSubstituted forWatersat 60'minutes
  • 18RoweSubstituted forMunnsat 66'minutes
  • 7PellBooked at 20mins
  • 27Smith
  • 17Cranston
  • 9WrightBooked at 14mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 21Dayton
  • 26Suliman

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 16mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 14Laing
  • 8O'Connor
  • 11ForteBooked at 67minsSubstituted forOliverat 74'minutes
  • 12MilsomBooked at 21mins
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 39Collins
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,067

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Notts County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Notts County 3.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Vadaine Oliver.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Collins (Notts County).

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

Foul by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Jordan Richards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Foul by Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town).

Aaron Collins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jonathan Forte.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Aaron Collins replaces Jon Stead.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Richards (Notts County).

Booking

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces James Rowe because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jordan Richards replaces Alex Rodman.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces Asa Hall.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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