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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Rob Dickie scored a last-minute equaliser for 10-man Cheltenham as they rescued a point at Accrington.

The Robins had been reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Daniel O'Shaughnessy was sent off for a second yellow card.

Terry Gornell headed home for Stanley in the 74th minute but they could not hold on.

There were not a lot of chances in the game, with the Robins having to shuffle their line-up after five minutes when new signing Alex Cooper hobbled off.

The major talking point of the first half was a late tackle by Cheltenham's Harry Pell on Matty Pearson in front of the dug-outs which saw management and players involved in the aftermath - Pell and team-mate Dickie were booked.

The first real save of the match did not come until the 37th minute with Cheltenham goalkeeper Russell Griffiths keeping out a Romy Boco header.

O'Shaughnessy saw red and then ex-Cheltenham striker Gornell capitalised, heading home Boco's cross for his fourth goal of the campaign.

Stanley looked like they would hold on but then, in the final minute, Danny Wright's header was saved superbly by Aaron Chapman but he could not stop Dickie's follow-up.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 3HughesSubstituted forKeeat 69'minutes
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forEaglesat 89'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forJonesat 86'minutes
  • 14Boco
  • 9Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 12Jones
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 17Lacey
  • 18Hewitt
  • 29Kee
  • 33Eagles

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 24O'ShaughnessyBooked at 66mins
  • 2Barthram
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 7PellBooked at 16mins
  • 19CooperSubstituted forParslowat 5'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 68'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 6Parslow
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Dayton
  • 23Whitehead
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
1,637

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Billy Kee.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Callum Jones replaces Jordan Clark.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces John O'Sullivan.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romuald Boco.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Attempt blocked. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee replaces Mark Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Billy Waters.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jon Smith replaces Jack Munns.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) for a bad foul.

Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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