First 'El Glosico' serves up some red meat but is short on creative fare | Jeremy Alexander

27 November 2017 10:00
Gloucestershire’s first Football League derby between Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town ended with limited honours even in a 1-1 drawGloucestershire has not rushed to the Football League party. Cheltenham Town did not get there until 1999, more than a century after it began, and then only after Forest Green Rovers had joined them in the Conference the previous year. It takes two to derby, though, and on Saturday the clubs finally tangled in the county’s historic first League meeting after Rovers, at the third successive time of play-off asking in May, joined their neighbours in League Two. They called it “El Glosico” but it was no classic, ending 1-1 with limited honours even.Both sides remain in the lower half of the table after ropy starts but both have enjoyed decent runs since, Cheltenham first, each amounting to 13 points from five matches. Indeed Rovers were the division’s form team a week ago and took an early lead through Christian Doidge’s seventh League goal in six games, pouncing on an error by Jamie Grimes, once on loan at Rovers. Related: Football League: Sunderland win under Chris Coleman as Wolves pull clear Related: Cardiff close gap on Wolves with win over Nottingham Forest Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian