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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Whaddon Road Ground
  • Attendance:2,666
  • Goulding (30) Pack (34)
    Goulding (66) Goulding (66)
    Thomas (75)
Goal!

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93:26 +3.26

Long range effort by Marlon Pack goes wide right of the target.

93:11 +3.11

Short corner taken by David Bird from the left by-line.

92:03 +2.03

Lee Hendrie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

91:12 +1.12

Corner taken left-footed by Luke O'Brien, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

90:53 +0.53

James Hanson takes a shot. Steve Elliott gets a block in.

89:46

Luke O'Brien fouled by Shaun Jeffers, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

88:21

Luke O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Smikle. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

86:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Luke Oliver. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick. Keith Lowe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

84:55

(Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Marley Watkins coming on for John Melligan.

84:32

The ball is crossed by Gareth Evans, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

83:07

Foul by Marlon Pack on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. Luke O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

83:07

Foul by Marlon Pack on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Luke O'Brien, save by Scott P Brown.

80:44

Corner taken by Danny Andrew, clearance made by Dave Syers.

79:59

John Melligan takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

78:44

Shaun Jeffers is brought on as a substitute for Wesley Thomas.

78:25

Wesley Thomas produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Hendrie, Luke Oliver has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

75:25

Wesley Thomas gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 4-0 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Brian Smikle.

74:41

Lee Hendrie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Lee Hendrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack. Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

73:38

Short corner taken by Luke O'Brien.

72:59

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Hendrie, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

72:38

Effort on goal by Gareth Evans from 20 yards. Save by Scott P Brown.

71:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Hendrie from the right by-line, clearance by David Bird.

69:55

David Bird replaces Michael Pook. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Melligan by Luke O'Brien. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Keith Lowe, clearance made by Rob Kiernan.

66:12

Jeff Goulding grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 3-0 Bradford.Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the right by-line to the near post, Martin Riley takes a shot. Save made by Richard Eckersley.

66:12

Jeff Goulding fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 3-0 Bradford.Danny Andrew takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Martin Riley takes a shot. Save by Richard Eckersley.

63:49

The ball is crossed by Lee Hendrie, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

63:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Hendrie, Michael Pook manages to make a clearance.

62:15

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

60:59

Jeff Goulding has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

59:17

Luke O'Brien takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

58:51

Effort from 25 yards by Gareth Evans. Save made by Scott P Brown.

54:37

Dave Syers is caught offside. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

53:50

Foul by Martin Riley on James Hanson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tommy Doherty.

53:12

Jason Price challenges Michael Pook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Elliott takes the direct free kick.

52:45

A cross is delivered by Luke O'Brien, save by Scott P Brown.

51:55

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew.

50:44

Booking for Wesley Thomas for unsporting behaviour. Wesley Thomas is caught offside. Lenny Pidgeley takes the indirect free kick.

49:16

Steve Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Luke O'Brien from right wing, save by Scott P Brown.

48:57

Shot from 20 yards by Jeff Goulding. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

47:39

Foul by Michael Pook on Jason Price, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rob Kiernan.

46:55

Corner taken right-footed by John Melligan from the left by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

45:55 +0.55

The ball is sent over by Gareth Evans.

45:43

John Melligan fouled by Dave Syers, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Andrew produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

45:27 +0.27

Brian Smikle sends in a cross, Richard Eckersley manages to make a clearance.

45:01

Tom Adeyemi leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Hendrie.

44:28

Jeff Goulding concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Syers. Luke O'Brien delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Scott P Brown makes a save.

43:36

Danny Andrew produces a cross, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

42:37

The referee penalises Gareth Evans for handball. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

42:00

The ball is sent over by John Melligan, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

41:24

Shot from long range by Richard Eckersley goes over the bar.

40:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gareth Evans. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

38:14

Header from close in by Luke Oliver misses to the left of the target.

37:39

Steve Elliott challenges Jason Price unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

34:52

Marlon Pack gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 2-0 Bradford.

34:20

James Hanson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

33:16

Centre by Danny Andrew, Luke Oliver makes a clearance.

30:44

Jeff Goulding scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-0 Bradford.

30:35

The ball is swung over by Keith Lowe, clearance made by Luke Oliver.

29:24

James Hanson crosses the ball.

28:19

Effort from the edge of the box by Jeff Goulding goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:21

Effort on goal by Tom Adeyemi from just inside the area clears the bar.

24:56

Unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Tommy Doherty results in a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

24:27

John Melligan takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

23:28

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, Steve Elliott challenges Richard Eckersley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

21:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Melligan on Richard Eckersley. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

17:59

Corner taken left-footed by Luke O'Brien from the left by-line, Header from close in by Rob Kiernan misses to the right of the goal.

15:36

The ball is delivered by John Melligan, Wesley Thomas has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

14:03

John Melligan fouled by Richard Eckersley, the ref awards a free kick. John Melligan restarts play with the free kick.

13:39

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Keith Lowe gets a block in.

12:52

Shot from 35+ yards by Michael Pook. Save by Lenny Pidgeley.

12:47

John Melligan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Tom Adeyemi manages to make a clearance.

11:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Melligan, Header from close range by Steve Elliott misses to the right of the goal.

10:44

Brian Smikle has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

8:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Price. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

7:22

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

6:40

John Melligan fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Lowe.

4:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Melligan by Jason Price. Free kick crossed left-footed by Danny Andrew, Luke O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

3:07

Unfair challenge on Danny Andrew by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

1:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Elliott on Jason Price. Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.

1:03

Effort on goal by Michael Pook from long range goes over the bar.

0:55

A cross is delivered by John Melligan, clearance made by Luke Oliver.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Low only absentee for Robins Cheltenham manager Mark Yates will be without winger Josh Low for their npower League Two clash with Bradford. The wide man sustained a hamstring injury during the recent 2-0 defeat to Southend and will miss the rest of the festive schedule as he recovers. JJ Melligan is favourite to take his place as Yates has no other injury, suspension or illness worries. The Robins will be looking for their first win in three league games, having lost to Southend and picking up a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury. Cheltenham are confident of getting the game on after enlisting the help of volunteers to clear snow from the pitch on Monday. Club staff were joined by around 25 fans - including a 70-year-old - who have removed snow and frost covers from the surface to aid the chances of play. Bradford's enforced two-and-a-half-week break from action has given a host of injured players the chance to make the Bank Holiday clash. The Bantams have played just one game since November 23 and defenders Rob Kiernan, Luke Oliver (both hamstring) and Steve Williams (groin) have all had the chance to overcome their injuries. Shane Duff has also returned to training after a two-month absence with an Achilles problem, though with Williams back in the frame, Bantams boss Peter Taylor may choose to take his comeback steady. Lewis Hunt (knee) is not yet ready to return, whilst fellow defender Simon Ramsden (calf) and midfielder Michael Flynn (double hernia) are hoping to be back in action by the end of January.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Taylor

Bradford

  • Scott P Brown
  • Keith Lowe
  • Steve Elliott
  • Martin Riley
  • Danny Andrew
  • John Melligan
  • Marlon Pack
  • Michael Pook
  • Brian Smikle
  • Jeff Goulding
  • Wesley Thomas
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Lloyd-Weston
  • David Bird
  • Andy Gallinagh
  • Marley Watkins
  • Frankie Artus
  • Shaun Jeffers
  • Robin Shroot

Home

Away

Match Report

Robins rock into top seven A Jeff Goulding double helped Cheltenham record their highest win of the season as they moved into the play-off places with a 4-0 win over Bradford. Marlon Pack and Wes Thomas were also on target as the Robins ran riot against their lacklustre visitors. Cheltenham dominated from the start but had to wait until two goals just before the break swung the game in their favour. Steve Elliott and Pack went close early on before their pressure finally told after 31 minutes when Goulding`s heavily-deflected shot wrong-footed keeper Lenny Pidgeley. A second goal arrived five minutes later. Pack stole the ball from Tommy Doherty before burying a 25-yard effort into the bottom left-hand corner. David Syers had a header chalked off for offside as Bradford looked for a way back into the game but Goulding scrambled home his second midway through the half to ease the nerves. Thomas completed the scoring after 76 minutes, firing home the goal of the game after a neat exchange with Brian Smikle.

Form Guide

    WDDWDL
  • Cheltenham
  • VS
  • Bradford
  • WWLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Bradford
  • 3 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 16/10/2010
  • Bradford
  • 1 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 02/01/2010
  • Cheltenham
  • 4 - 5
  • Bradford
  • 22/08/2009

Top Scorers

Cheltenham

  • W Thomas 8
  • J Goulding 6
  • J Low 4
  • B Smikle 3
  • K Lowe 1
  • F Artus 1
  • R Shroot 1
  • D Andrew 1
  • S Jeffers 1

Bradford

  • D Syers 4
  • O Daley 2
  • T Adeyemi 2
  • L Hendrie 1
  • S Williams 1
  • J Price 1
  • L Osborne 1
  • L Moult 1
  • J Hanson 1

Goals

Cheltenham

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 26
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bradford

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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