Cheltenham on verge of unwanted record after ‘forgetting how to score’

03 October 2023 07:00
It is five months since the League One side found the back of the net and they could equal EFL’s longest barren run tonightThe mind can only begin to wonder about the kind of goal celebration Cheltenham Town have planned. Something flamboyant, a touch theatrical? A choreographed team move? Off-the-cuff or calculated? Or maybe the joy will be muted, more Shearer than Sturridge. Perhaps they are ready to unleash a self-deprecating routine when the moment finally arrives? After all, the players at League One’s bottom club have had almost five months to iron out the finer details. They have played more than 1,100 minutes since last scoring a goal.The numbers make for grim reading: Cheltenham have scored three own goals but it is more than 18 hours since one of their players scored for them – more than 15 in the league after their failure to find the net in defeat at Lincoln last Saturday made it 10 straight games without a goal. They have more red cards (two) than goals and if Cheltenham do not end their barren run at home to Fleetwood on Tuesday, they will equal unwanted records: Coventry, in 1919-20, and Hartlepool United, in 1992-93, both went 11 league matches in a row without scoring. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian