Cheltenham 3-2 Crewe

14 August 2010 05:21
A Wesley Thomas double saw Cheltenham come from behind to see off Crewe.Crewe led when Patrick Ada smashed in a fine volley but the Robins levelled when Thomas fired in at the back post after a Brian Smikle shot was saved. [LNB]The home side went ahead just before the break when Thomas pounced after another Smikle shot was half-saved. [LNB]Calvin Zola lashed in the visitors' second to level against the run of play but Jeff Goulding's sharp turn and low drive won the game for Cheltenham. [LNB]Home keeper Scott Brown produced a point-blank save to deny Shaun Miller a headed equaliser and Westwood's through-ball eluded everyone and hit the post in the final minute. [LNB][LNB]Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "It was exciting, it was a little bit nervy at the end, but they [Crewe] had got nothing to lose, they were trying to get back in the game. If we'd have made better decisions, we'd have killed them off.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I was pleased with the performance and I think that the supporters have got something that they can get behind and be excited by. [LNB]"I thought we played some great stuff, Crewe are a renowned passing team and like to stroke it around and open you up and I think we did exactly that to them." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 14 August 2010[LNB] Npower League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Cheltenham 3-2 Crewe FT (HT 2-1) Thomas 22 Thomas 42 Goulding 62 Ada 4 Zola 49 Cheltenham 01 Brown 02 Lowe 03 Andrew 06 Riley (Bird 30) 22 Elliott 07 Pook 08 Low 11 Smikle 20 Artus 09 Thomas yellow card (Jeffers 72) 10 Goulding (Shroot 90+3) Substitutes 12 Lloyd-Weston, 05 Gallinagh, 04 Bird, 14 Melligan, 15 Watkins, 23 Shroot, 21 Jeffers Crewe 13 Taylor 02 Tootle 03 Blanchett 05 Artell 06 Ada 04 Westwood 08 Murphy 12 Bell 07 Donaldson (Powell 85) 09 Zola yellow card 10 Miller Substitutes 24 Fogler, 15 Mitchell-King, 17 Shelley, 23 Dugdale, 11 Grant, 14 Moore, 25 Powell Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 3,537 CHELTENHAM CREWE Possession Cheltenham 51% Crewe 49% Attempts on target Cheltenham 11 Crewe 4 Attempts off target Cheltenham 7 Crewe 3 Corners Cheltenham 11 Crewe 5 Fouls Cheltenham 14 Crewe 9 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:04 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+2:56 Substitution Jeff Goulding leaves the field to be replaced by Robin Shroot. 90:00+2:41 The ball is crossed by Danny Blanchett, Lee Bell produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. 90:00+1:26 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood. 90:00+0:53 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance. 90:00+0:13 Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Steve Elliott makes a clearance. 89:04 Patrick Ada fouled by Shaun Jeffers, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Ada takes the direct free kick. 88:36 Patrick Ada is ruled offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick. 88:08 Unfair challenge on David Artell by Keith Lowe results in a free kick. Lee Bell takes the free kick. Correction - 86:53 Shaun Jeffers delivers the ball. 86:53 The ball is swung over by Shaun Jeffers. 85:51 The ball is sent over by Ashley Westwood, save by Scott P Brown. 84:10 Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick. 84:10 Substitution Nick Powell comes on in place of Clayton Donaldson. 84:10 Steve Elliott challenges Calvin Zola unfairly and gives away a free kick. 83:37 Frankie Artus takes a shot. 81:43 The ball is sent over by Lee Bell, save by Scott P Brown. 80:55 The ball is delivered by Patrick Ada, clearance made by Keith Lowe. 79:33 The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown. 76:17 Shaun Jeffers fouled by Patrick Ada, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Andrew crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance made by Calvin Zola. 74:43 Matt Tootle sends in a cross, Shaun Miller takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save. 72:32 Frankie Artus concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick. 71:41 Substitution Shaun Jeffers comes on in place of Wesley Thomas. 71:09 Matt Tootle produces a cross, Danny Andrew manages to make a clearance. 69:21 Frankie Artus delivers the ball, save made by Rhys Taylor. 69:05 Frankie Artus takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor. 67:55 Centre by Keith Lowe, Rhys Taylor makes a save. 67:32 Unfair challenge on Joshua Low by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. Steve Elliott restarts play with the free kick. 66:11 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bird from the right by-line to the near post, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance. 65:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Andrew on Matt Tootle. Ashley Westwood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. 63:43 Michael Pook sends in a cross. 61:29 Assist on the goal came from Wesley Thomas. 61:29 GOAL - Jeff Goulding:Cheltenham 3 - 2 Crewe Jeff Goulding finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 3-2 Crewe. 61:26 Centre by Wesley Thomas, 60:18 Effort from outside the area by Frankie Artus goes wide right of the goal. 59:51 Danny Blanchett crosses the ball, save by Scott P Brown. 58:48 Unfair challenge on Frankie Artus by Lee Bell results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Pook, Rhys Taylor makes a save. 54:49 Danny Andrew takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Keith Lowe goes over the bar. 53:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Goulding on David Artell. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor. 52:56 Scott P Brown takes the free kick. 52:56 Booking Booking for Calvin Zola. 52:15 Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Pook. 50:57 Centre by Danny Andrew, David Artell manages to make a clearance. 49:37 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Pook. Corner from left by-line taken by Michael Pook. 48:24 Assist on the goal came from Ashley Westwood. 48:24 GOAL - Calvin Zola:Cheltenham 2 - 2 Crewe Calvin Zola grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cheltenham 2-2 Crewe. 47:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Michael Pook. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick. 45:30 The ball is sent over by David Bird. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+2:47 The first half comes to an end. 45:00+2:35 A cross is delivered by Calvin Zola, Joshua Low makes a clearance. 45:00+1:38 The ball is delivered by Matt Tootle, Scott P Brown makes a save. 45:00+0:52 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, Calvin Zola manages to make a clearance. 44:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Artell by Steve Elliott. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick. 43:59 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lowe by Patrick Ada. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick. 41:58 Brian Smikle takes a shot. Rhys Taylor gets a block in. 41:48 GOAL - Wesley Thomas:Cheltenham 2 - 1 Crewe Wesley Thomas finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 2-1 Crewe. 39:35 Matt Tootle fouled by Danny Andrew, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Westwood produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 39:22 Keith Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Direct free kick taken by Clayton Donaldson. 38:34 Effort on goal by Clayton Donaldson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. 36:50 Jeff Goulding is caught offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick. 36:03 Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick. 36:03 Booking Wesley Thomas goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. 35:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Artell by Wesley Thomas. 35:20 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Scott P Brown takes the free kick. 34:27 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 31:22 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Pook, save made by Rhys Taylor. 29:49 Frankie Artus challenges David Artell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick. 29:33 Substitution David Bird replaces Martin Riley. 27:49 The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew, clearance by David Artell. 26:17 A cross is delivered by Keith Lowe, save by Rhys Taylor. 25:56 Jeff Goulding fouled by David Artell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Elliott. 24:53 Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick. 24:14 Joshua Low produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. 22:58 Corner taken by Michael Pook from the left by-line, David Artell manages to make a clearance. 22:47 Frankie Artus takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor. 21:30 GOAL - Wesley Thomas:Cheltenham 1 - 1 Crewe Wesley Thomas finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-1 Crewe. 20:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Patrick Ada. Shot comes in from Danny Andrew from the free kick, save made by Rhys Taylor. 19:18 The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood. 18:33 Centre by Clayton Donaldson. 17:24 Ashley Westwood challenges Frankie Artus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Elliott restarts play with the free kick. 16:13 Corner taken by Danny Andrew played to the near post, Danny Blanchett makes a clearance. 15:06 Patrick Ada challenges Wesley Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Danny Andrew, save by Rhys Taylor. 13:57 Clayton Donaldson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Frankie Artus has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. 13:29 Calvin Zola handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 12:39 The ball is delivered by Michael Pook, Steve Elliott produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 11:53 Inswinging corner taken by Michael Pook from the left by-line, clearance by Patrick Ada. 10:57 Calvin Zola is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown. 10:45 Frankie Artus takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save. 8:34 Frankie Artus takes the inswinging corner, Rhys Taylor fouled by Wesley Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor. 8:27 The ball is sent over by Frankie Artus, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance. 6:47 Keith Lowe delivers the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Wesley Thomas misses to the right of the target. 6:06 The ball is crossed by Matt Tootle, clearance made by Michael Pook. 5:47 The ball is delivered by Danny Blanchett. 3:21 Assist on the goal came from Ashley Westwood. 3:21 GOAL - Patrick Ada:Cheltenham 0 - 1 Crewe Patrick Ada grabs a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Crewe. 3:21 Ashley Westwood takes the outswinging corner, 0:57 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Pook, Calvin Zola manages to make a clearance. 0:28 Joshua Low delivers the ball, Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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