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  • Date:11 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Whaddon Road Ground
Goal!

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93:59 +3.59

Unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Lawrie Wilson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Pook. Lawrie Wilson shown a red card.

93:22 +3.22

Andy Gallinagh challenges Robert Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

92:22 +2.22

Unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Charlie Griffin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

90:31 +0.31

Jeff Goulding is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Jeffers.

87:58

Scott Laird takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

87:08

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Pook. Keith Lowe takes the free kick.

85:18

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Andrew. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick. The referee shows Lawrie Wilson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

83:24

Marlon Pack joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Melligan.

79:13

Unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry by Joshua Low results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Laird. Joshua Low is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on John Melligan by Robert Sinclair results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick. Peter Vincenti is brought on as a substitute for Yemi Odubade.

79:13

Joshua Low concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Henry. Scott Laird takes the free kick. The referee shows Joshua Low a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on John Melligan by Robert Sinclair results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown. Yemi Odubade leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Vincenti.

78:34

Robert Sinclair on for Mark Roberts.

78:04

The official flags Yemi Odubade offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

76:17

Charlie Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott. Steve Elliott takes the free kick.

73:24

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Bostwick.

73:02

Joel Byrom goes off and Peter Winn comes on.

73:02

(Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Peter Winn coming on for Tim Sills.

68:49

The ball is sent over by Shaun Jeffers, Wesley Thomas scores a headed goal from close in. Cheltenham 1-0 Stevenage.The assist for the goal came from Shaun Jeffers.

66:18

Danny Andrew crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

63:04

Steve Elliott fouled by Lawrie Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.

61:51

Charlie Griffin has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

60:24

Robin Shroot goes off and Brian Smikle comes on.

59:53

The ball is sent over by Ronnie Henry.

58:21

John Melligan delivers the ball.

57:27

Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers. Steve Elliott takes the direct free kick.

56:44

Jon Ashton sends in a cross, Scott P Brown makes a save.

54:50

Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

52:13

Lawrie Wilson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

51:33

The ball is swung over by Wesley Thomas.

50:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on Michael Pook. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

49:36

Mark Roberts challenges John Melligan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Lowe.

49:22

The ball is crossed by Ronnie Henry.

47:09

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom.

45:29 +0.29

Andy Gallinagh fouled by Tim Sills, the ref awards a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.

44:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Jon Ashton. John Melligan takes the free kick.

43:37

Joshua Low is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

39:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Mark Roberts. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

39:03

Michael Pook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Byrom. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

36:27

Keith Lowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Byrom. Keith Lowe receives a yellow card. Ronnie Henry takes the free kick.

35:43

Lawrie Wilson takes a shot.

26:00

Joshua Low challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Day takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Elliott on Yemi Odubade. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry. Short corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line. The assistant referee signals for offside against Joel Byrom. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

25:20

Joshua Low challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.

24:23

Scott Laird sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Joel Byrom goes over the bar.

18:20

The ball is crossed by Joshua Low, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

14:18

Short corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line. Corner taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Jon Ashton goes over the bar.

9:34

Joel Byrom takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line,

8:44

Andy Gallinagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Byrom. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

6:24

The ball is swung over by Joshua Low. Jon Ashton challenges Robin Shroot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

5:04

Andy Gallinagh fouled by Charlie Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

2:18

Centre by Ronnie Henry,

2:18

Ronnie Henry produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Gallinagh.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee starts the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Robins boss ponders changes Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has threatened to wield the axe for the visit of Stevenage after watching his side roll over against Barnet last weekend. The Robins took the lead before going down 3-1 in disappointing fashion and no-one can be certain of their place at Whaddon Road. Strikers Wesley Thomas and Shaun Jeffers, the latter of whom started on the bench at Barnet, have recovered from knocks and are in contention for selection. However, midfielder Frankie Artus sustained a minor crack in his fibula at Underhill and could be out for a maximum of six weeks, although the club are hopeful it could in fact be around four. Defender Martin Riley (hamstring) also misses out for at least another week. Stevenage will be without midfielder Stacy Long. Long was sent off for two bookable offences in Boro's draw with Crewe last weekend and will serve a one-match suspension. Laurie Wilson, Peter Vincenti and Joel Byrom are all vying to replace Long, who boss Graham Westley felt was unfortunate to be dismissed. Striker Charlie Griffin came through the draw with the Railwaymen after being a doubt ahead of the game due to concussion and he is set to start once again. But fellow striker Chris Beardsley is out for six weeks with a dislocated shoulder and midfielder Darren Murphy also remains sidelined with a shoulder problem. Stevenage are unbeaten in their last three league matches and will be looking for their first away win of the season.

Match Report

Thomas continues hot streak In-form Wesley Thomas pounced to grab his sixth goal of the season and earn Cheltenham a third win of the season in a 1-0 victory over Stevenage. The striker's 69th-minute header came from a pinpoint cross by Shaun Jeffers after good work down the right by JJ Melligan and substitute Brian Smikle. Stevenage, who dominated much of the game but without creating many clear-cut chances, were denied an equaliser minutes later by a brilliant save from Scott Brown to keep out Yemi Obubade's diving header. Brown also pulled off a flying stop in the first half to keep out a Joel Byrom shot after a cleverly worked free-kick after 12 minutes. Thomas came close to adding a second in the 90th minute following another slide-rule pass by Jeffers but his shot cannoned off the bar and was cleared to safety. Midfielder Laurie Wilson, who had blazed over for Boro at the start of the second half, was sent off in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

possession


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