League Two
Cheltenham1Hartlepool0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Hartlepool United

Arthur has scored three goals for Cheltenham despite having never started a game for the club

Koby Arthur struck in injury time as Cheltenham Town maintained their unbeaten start in League Two against Hartlepool at Whaddon Road.

The Robins dominated but seemed unable to beat visiting keeper Scott Flinders.

Gornell saw his header cleared off the line by Neil Austin before substitute John Marquis hit the post.

Marquis was denied again when Flinders pushed his header onto the bar before Arthur nodded in the winner from Matt Taylor's headed flick.

Cheltenham Town coach Shaun North told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Shaun North: Cheltenham Town coach on win against Hartlepool

"I don't think anyone had a poor game today, everyone did their bit and defensively we did very well.

"The good thing is that we're creating chances and making keepers make saves. Maybe we need a little work this week on finishing.

"It's nice to be unbeaten, it means that we're doing things right."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 5Brown
  • 4M Taylor
  • 6Elliott
  • 2VaughanSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 71'minutes
  • 7Wynter
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forArthurat 78'minutes
  • 10GornellSubstituted forMarquisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 20Arthur
  • 26Marquis

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 4Bates
  • 2AustinBooked at 81mins
  • 7FranksSubstituted forJamesat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Miller
  • 8Walker
  • 17BrobbelBooked at 88minsSubstituted forComptonat 90+2'minutes
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWoodsat 70'minutes
  • 24Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 11Compton
  • 14Woods
  • 19Richards
  • 26Harrison
  • 31Dixon
  • 33James
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,735

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces Ryan Brobbel.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Jonathan Franks.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Troy Brown.

Booking

Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).
Attempt saved. John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).
Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces Byron Harrison.
Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).
Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.
John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).
John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Lee Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Marlon Harewood.
Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).
Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).
Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Neil Austin.
John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.
Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).
Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. John Marquis replaces Terry Gornell.

Booking

Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).
Attempt saved. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).
Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.
Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.
Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).
Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).
Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton5410413
2Cheltenham5410413
3Morecambe5401512
4Shrewsbury5320711
5Wycombe5311410
6Bury5311310
7Portsmouth5311310
8Northampton522108
9Cambridge521247
10Plymouth521237
11Tranmere521217
12Dag & Red521207
13Wimbledon521207
14Southend521207
15Stevenage5212-27
16Mansfield5203-26
17York505005
18Luton5122-25
19Newport5113-34
20Hartlepool5104-53
21Exeter5023-52
22Carlisle5023-82
23Oxford Utd5014-41
24Accrington5014-71
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