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Cheltenham Town 0-2 Barrow

League Two leaders Cheltenham suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of lowly Barrow, who continued their decent run of form under caretaker boss Rob Kelly.

The visitors made the perfect start, opening the scoring inside two minutes when James Jones' low shot from the right trickled in at Josh Griffiths' far post.

Cheltenham should have levelled in the 18th minute when a quick break upfield ended with striker Sam Smith clipping the ball past keeper Joel Dixon only for Neal Eardley to clear off the line.

Scott Quigley had the ball in the net for the visitors midway through the first half only to be foiled by the offside flag before the Robins went close three times in as many minutes.

Chris Hussey's long-range shot was deflected against the post on 39 minutes and he then had another 25-yard strike pushed away by the keeper, with Alfie May's rebound being cleared off the line by Kgosi Ntlhe.

The second half slumbered until Barrow doubled the lead in the 66th minute when the Cheltenham defence failed to deal with a Bobby Thomas long throw and a hacked Griffiths clearance cannoned off defender Sean Long into the net to wrap up a third straight victory for the Bluebirds.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 20Griffiths
  • 2Long
  • 4Tozer
  • 17FreestoneSubstituted forChapmanat 70'minutes
  • 11Blair
  • 18AzazSubstituted forVassilevat 59'minutes
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
  • 26Sercombe
  • 3Hussey
  • 10May
  • 9SmithSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 14Williams
  • 23Wright
  • 24Horton
  • 25Chamberlain
  • 28Chapman
  • 29Vassilev

Barrow

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 14Jones
  • 22DaviesBooked at 61mins
  • 24NtlheSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes
  • 29Eardley
  • 4Taylor
  • 42Banks
  • 28TaylorSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
  • 3Brough
  • 11KayBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJamesat 64'minutes
  • 9QuigleySubstituted forSeaat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lillis
  • 20Ndjoli
  • 26Sea
  • 31Thomas
  • 33James
  • 36Devitt
Referee:
James Bell

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Dimitri Sea replaces Scott Quigley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Sercombe with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Davies.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Taylor.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Taylor.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke James (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Scott Quigley (Barrow).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Taylor.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Ellis Chapman.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Quigley (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ellis Chapman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ellis Chapman replaces Lewis Freestone.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Callum Wright replaces Conor Thomas.

  20. Goal!

    Own Goal by Sean Long, Cheltenham Town. Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham35188946331362
2Cambridge361871154342061
3Forest Green341710749361361
4Newport351691046361057
5Tranmere33176104638857
6Bolton35169104542357
7Morecambe35168115049156
8Exeter331411857381953
9Salford341312941271451
10Crawley34149114541451
11Carlisle32146124538748
12Harrogate35146154040048
13Bradford33138123838047
14Leyton Orient34128143839-144
15Stevenage36916112831-343
16Mansfield35914124246-441
17Oldham35118165261-941
18Scunthorpe34125173544-941
19Walsall34815113743-639
20Port Vale36108184551-638
21Colchester35814133348-1538
22Barrow3398163841-335
23Southend3579192149-2830
24Grimsby3368192452-2826
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