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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Yeovil Town

Cheltenham Town boosted their survival hopes with a win over Yeovil.

Yeovil were closest to opening the scoring during a poor first half on a difficult pitch, with Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro hitting the outside of the left post with a low shot two minutes into time added on.

Tin Plavotic also had to clear off the line after a low ball in from Tom Eaves caused real problems for Cheltenham.

But it was big defender Plavotic who opened the scoring in the 48th minute with the first goal of his loan spell from Bristol City.

He nodded James Rowe's free-kick powerfully past Artur Krysiak to give Cheltenham the lead.

The hosts doubled their advantage in the 63rd minute when Kyle Wootton was caught in the box by a high foot from Matt Butcher and referee Darren England pointed to the spot.

Billy Waters made up for missing a good chance nine minutes earlier by sending Krysiak the wrong way and netting his 14th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1BrownBooked at 89mins
  • 23Onariase
  • 15Boyle
  • 32Plavotic
  • 2Barthram
  • 27WinchesterSubstituted forStorerat 45'minutes
  • 7PellBooked at 56mins
  • 18Rowe
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 19Wootton
  • 8WatersBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 21Dayton
  • 30Holman
  • 36De Girolamo

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 26WardBooked at 57mins
  • 16ButcherBooked at 74mins
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forLaceyat 33'minutes
  • 7Dawson
  • 8LawlessSubstituted forWhitfieldat 64'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 31Akpa-Akpro
  • 9EavesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forSowunmiat 72'minutes
  • 13ZokoBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 12Maddison
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Goodship
  • 28Whitfield
  • 32James
  • 39Harrison
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,347

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Hand ball by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town).

Booking

Scott Brown (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matt Butcher.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Delay in match Darren Ward (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

Attempt saved. Tin Plavotic (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darren Ward (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Omar Sowunmi replaces Tom Eaves.

Attempt missed. Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ben Whitfield replaces Alex Lawless.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Yeovil Town 0. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Mansfield32121194137447
8Stevenage32144145049146
9Wycombe31137113939046
10Barnet32111294143-245
11Colchester31128114741644
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe30125133946-741
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport31510163550-1525
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