Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.
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.
- 17FreestoneSubstituted forChapmanat 70'minutes
- 18AzazSubstituted forVassilevat 59'minutes
- 7ThomasSubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
- 9SmithSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes
- 22DaviesBooked at 61mins
- 24NtlheSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes
- 28TaylorSubstituted forDevittat 64'minutes
- 11KayBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJamesat 64'minutes
- 9QuigleySubstituted forSeaat 90+3'minutes
- James Bell
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.
Substitution, Barrow. Dimitri Sea replaces Scott Quigley.
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.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Davies.
Attempt blocked. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Taylor.
Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Taylor.
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.
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.
Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Ben Tozer.
Hand ball by Scott Quigley (Barrow).
Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Taylor.
Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Ellis Chapman.
Attempt blocked. Scott Quigley (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Taylor.
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.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ellis Chapman replaces Lewis Freestone.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Callum Wright replaces Conor Thomas.
Own Goal by Sean Long, Cheltenham Town. Cheltenham Town 0, Barrow 2.