skip to content
Sam Morsy takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.
James Spencer fouled by Rob Kozluk, the ref awards a free kick. James Spencer leaves the field to be replaced by Jeff Goulding. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.
Marlon Pack fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Garbutt takes the free kick.
James Spencer fouled by Liam Chilvers, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.
Brian Smikle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kaid Mohamed.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Morsy, clearance by Kaid Mohamed.
The ball is swung over by John McCombe, clearance by Steve Elliott.
Darryl Duffy goes off and Joshua Low comes on.
Ryan Lloyd is brought on as a substitute for Doug Loft.
Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy to the near post, Marlon Pack manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Sam Morsy, Header from close range by Liam Chilvers misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by James Spencer. Rob Kozluk takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Jack Butland. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Rob Kozluk on for Sean Rigg.
Louis Dodds produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt, Liam Chilvers manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Morsy. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Short corner taken by Sam Morsy from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Morsy.
Kaid Mohamed has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left of the upright.
Luke Summerfield fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 2-0 Port Vale.Luke Garbutt provided the assist for the goal.
James Spencer takes a shot. Clayton McDonald gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Doug Loft, clearance made by Alan Bennett.
Clayton McDonald on for Lee Collins.
The ball is crossed by Luke Garbutt, clearance by Sam Morsy.
Luke Garbutt takes the outswinging corner, Lee Collins makes a clearance.
Luke Garbutt takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Louis Dodds challenges Russell Penn unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Darryl Duffy and scored. Cheltenham 1-0 Port Vale.
The ball is delivered by Luke Garbutt.
Adam Yates sends in a cross, Tom Pope produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Sean Rigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Right-footed shot by Darryl Duffy went wide of the right-hand upright.
Darryl Duffy challenges Sam Morsy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Robert Taylor, clearance by Steve Elliott.
Alan Bennett fouled by Robert Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Robert Taylor, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
Sido Jombati crosses the ball, clearance by Lee Collins.
Doug Loft is ruled offside. Jack Butland takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Luke Garbutt, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Adam Yates sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Morsy on Luke Summerfield. The referee cautions Sam Morsy for unsporting behaviour. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.
Marlon Pack produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.
The ball is delivered by Adam Yates.
Russell Penn has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Sam Morsy sends in a cross, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.
Sam Morsy decides to take a short corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Duffy on Louis Dodds. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Bennett fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.
James Spencer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Collins. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Liam Chilvers takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Sean Rigg, clearance by Alan Bennett.
Doug Loft crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Elliott.
Sido Jombati produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Rigg on Sido Jombati. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.
Louis Dodds concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaid Mohamed. Louis Dodds receives a caution. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.
The ball is swung over by Darryl Duffy, Shot from close range by James Spencer misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Luke Garbutt, clearance by Liam Chilvers.
Luke Garbutt crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Luke Summerfield misses to the right of the target.
Marlon Pack takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Sean Rigg results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.
Handball by Luke Garbutt. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Yates challenges Luke Summerfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.
Triple boost for Yates
Jack Butland, Luke Garbutt and James Spencer are all back for Cheltenham's game with Port Vale leaving manager Mark Yates with several selection headaches.
Goalkeeper Butland missed the FA Cup victory over Tranmere as he was away on international duty with the England Under-21 squad, while on-loan duo Garbutt and Spencer were denied permission to play by their parent clubs.
Yates has no injury or suspension concerns, but must decide whether to stick with those who impressed in their cup win over Rovers.
He told the club's official website: "The returning players will come back into the reckoning because they have been a big part of what we have been doing.
"But the players who played last week have also done well. I expect a decent hard-working performance whatever team I put out."
Port Vale defender Gareth Owen has ruled himself out of the trip.
Owen was injured in training last Friday and missed the FA Cup tie against Grimsby the next day along with Clayton McDonald, who also suffered a knock in the same training session.
McDonald could come back into the reckoning but Owen is out and he may even miss the first-round replay against Grimsby at Blundell Park on Tuesday night.
Anthony Griffith and Gary Roberts will also be missing on Saturday. Both players must serve one-match suspensions after being booked for the fifth time this season against the Mariners.
However, Liam Chilvers is available again after missing the cup tie under the terms of his loan from Notts County.
Manager Micky Adams has his fingers crossed that leading scorer Marc Richards can recover from a badly-bruised ankle in time for the trip.
Robins still flying high
Cheltenham cemented their top three place in npower League Two with a convincing 2-0 victory over an out of sorts Vale side.
Second-half goals from Darryl Duffy and Luke Summerfield did the damage to make it just one league defeat in eight games for the Robins.
It was the home side who had the pick of the first-half chances, with Jimmy Spencer sending an effort bobbling the wrong side of the post before Russ Penn also stabbed an effort wide.
There was another chance for Spencer to break the deadlock late in the half, but he failed to direct a header after Luke Garbutt's cross had skimmed off the head of Duffy.
The Valiants' best chance came at the midway point when Tom Pope played Sean Twigg in only for the striker to be denied by Steve Elliott's challenge.
The breakthrough finally came 10 minutes into the second period when Louis Dodds' trip on Penn allowed Duffy to fire home from the penalty spot.
Summerfield struck a second in the 69th minute as the home side turned up the heat, the midfielder firing home after goalkeeper Tomlinson had failed to collect Garbutt's cross.
Kaid Mohamed almost added a third a minute later with a fierce 25-yard effort that fizzed just wide.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk