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Cheltenham Town 5-1 Port Vale

A hat-trick from Mohamed Eisa helped Cheltenham secure an emphatic win over Port Vale in League Two.

Eisa took his goal tally for the season to 17 while Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle were also on the scoresheet against a Vale side who had equalised in the first half through Tom Pope's penalty.

Eisa opened the scoring in the 13th minute after a pass from Sanmi Odelusi.

Pope levelled in the 35th minute from 12 yards after Harry Pell had tripped Luke Hannant in the box.

But Eisa restored Cheltenham's lead a minute before half-time after goalkeeper Rob Lainton advanced to challenge Odelusi, but failed to collect the ball, leaving the striker with a tap-in.

Cheltenham extended their advantage in the 66th minute when Fulham youngster Adebayo, who had just come on as a substitute, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Whaddon Road.

Eisa had a chance for a hat-trick in the 74th minute, but Lainton claimed well at his feet as he raced through one-on-one.

But he completed his treble in the 79th minute and Boyle rounded off the scoring with a header at the far post from Kevin Dawson's corner.

Scott Flinders saved well from Pope's free-kick and Jake Andrews cleared off the line from the striker in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 24FlindersBooked at 73mins
  • 27Rodon
  • 15Boyle
  • 2GrimesBooked at 33mins
  • 11Winchester
  • 7Pell
  • 8Dawson
  • 33ChatzitheodoridisSubstituted forAndrewsat 77'minutes
  • 29OdelusiSubstituted forAtanganaat 61'minutes
  • 21GrahamSubstituted forAdebayoat 62'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 6Atangana
  • 14Adebayo
  • 17Sellars
  • 18Bower
  • 22Lovett
  • 30Onariase
  • 35Andrews

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lainton
  • 21GibbonsBooked at 41mins
  • 4RaglanBooked at 16mins
  • 24Smith
  • 8Pugh
  • 10Worrall
  • 6KayBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHoweat 75'minutes
  • 32TongeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWhitfieldat 64'minutes
  • 34HannantBooked at 11mins
  • 9Pope
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forWilsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Howe
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 11Montaño
  • 23Boot
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Whitfield
  • 33Howkins
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,731

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 5, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Donovan Wilson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Jake Andrews (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Danny Pugh.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 5, Port Vale 1. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Dawson following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Andrews (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Port Vale 1. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pell.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jake Andrews replaces Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32197668313764
2Accrington31184955371858
3Wycombe31168760441656
4Notts County31159752341854
5Swindon32173124944554
6Mansfield311411646341253
7Exeter30164104135652
8Lincoln City311311743301350
9Coventry311551135251050
10Crawley32146123736148
11Colchester32121194338547
12Newport31121094138346
13Carlisle31119114342142
14Cheltenham32109134647-139
15Stevenage32109134145-439
16Cambridge31109122841-1339
17Grimsby3399152947-1836
18Yeovil3198144350-735
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3193193553-1830
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3167183046-1625
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