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Cheltenham Town 2-2 Hartlepool United

Jonathan Franks' double helped Hartlepool come from two goals down to earn a point at Cheltenham.

Jermaine McGlashan got the Robins started from an acute angle when he capitalised on some hesitation in the Pools defence.

West Brom loanee Kemar Roofe looped in a header to double the lead on his full home debut.

Franks pulled one back when he latched on to Scott Flinders' long ball, and then levelled with an 18-yard strike.

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Post-match: Cheltenham manager Mark Yates

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we were great first half and thoroughly deserved a two-goal lead, the conditions were tricky, it was windy, bouncy and a gale was blowing straight down the middle of the pitch.

"We nearly got a decent performance, but second half, we didn't play the conditions as well as we would have wanted, it was difficult to play out there, but they were at their most dangerous when they had a goal-kick.

"Unfortunately, we got caught by two bad goals and it's cost us a couple of points."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 14RichardsSubstituted forCuretonat 83'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 9Harrison
  • 11McGlashan
  • 23RoofeSubstituted forPennat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 15Goldson
  • 16Penn
  • 26Ajala

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 8Walton
  • 15SweeneySubstituted forPooleat 65'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 22HoldenSubstituted forComptonat 45'minutes
  • 11MonkhouseBooked at 65mins
  • 7Franks
  • 4Dolan

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 10Poole
  • 13Rafferty
  • 14Compton
  • 23Rodney
  • 33James
  • 38Walker
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,491

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Hand ball by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Matthew Richards.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jack Compton.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 2. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Antony Sweeney.

Booking

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Hartlepool United 1. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Chesterfield20106429171236
3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Scunthorpe209742722534
6Burton2010462421334
7Southend2010372518733
8Rochdale2010372927233
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter208572727029
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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