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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Eastleigh

Cheltenham Town missed out on the chance to go top of the National League after being pegged back by Eastleigh.

Jack Munns gave the hosts the lead with a finish from close range following a cross by Jack Barthram.

Eastleigh came close to an equaliser through Lee Cook before Ross Lafayette headed in from close range.

Andy Drury had a header saved by Cheltenham's Dillon Phillips as the visitors pushed for a winner, but the home side held on for a point.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Eastleigh

"We were as bad in the second half as we were good in the first half.

"Not one player in the second half came out with any credit, because we sat back, we couldn't hold it up, our midfield couldn't get on the ball and we couldn't defend a lively team.

"That's the worst we've played all season. That was just like a group of kids that had been taken off the streets and played a game. That performance wasn't good enough to win the league.

"In the second half we didn't come out with as much team energy as we had in the first half. Players are in this league because of their inconsistencies and that's how we've got to be better."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Pell
  • 24Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 89mins
  • 3McLennan
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forRoweat 80'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 2BarthramBooked at 81minsSubstituted forVaughanat 84'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 6Parslow

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 20Harding
  • 2PartingtonBooked at 63mins
  • 17CookSubstituted forFanimoat 55'minutes
  • 5Turley
  • 4Evans
  • 10Reason
  • 18Drury
  • 7Odubade
  • 14Strevens
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forLafayetteat 74'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 8Payne
  • 11Lafayette
  • 13Noice
  • 25Fanimo
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,802

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Eastleigh 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Eastleigh 1.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Eastleigh).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Andy Drury (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Jack Barthram.

Foul by Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh).

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Yemi Odubade with a cross.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Booking

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Matthias Fanimo (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Jack Munns.

Booking

Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Eastleigh 1. Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ross Lafayette (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ross Lafayette replaces Jack Midson.

Attempt saved. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

Booking

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Partington (Eastleigh).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Matthias Fanimo (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matthias Fanimo (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Matthias Fanimo replaces Lee Cook.

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