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CheltenhamCheltenham Town4WokingWoking0

Cheltenham Town 4-0 Woking

Dan Holman
Dan Holman celebrates by claiming the match ball after his career-best four-goal haul

Dan Holman scored all four goals against his old club as Cheltenham Town comfortably beat Woking.

The Robins striker opened the scoring by latching onto Asa Hall's cross, before combining with Hall again to double his tally from close range.

Holman glanced in Danny Wright's cross for his third, completing the rout when Wright touched on Jack Munn's cross, allowing him to break free and finish.

He now moves to second in the National League scoring charts on 23 goals.

The Colchester United loan man scored 14 of those with Woking before Christmas prior to being loaned out again to Cheltenham, for whom he has now scored nine in 10 games.

Cheltenham remain two points clear of local rivals Forest Green at the top of the National League, while Woking slip to 13th.

Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Dan Holman has had a little bit of a quiet time for him because he'd only got one goal in the last three games. But everything he hit went in.

"That is the striker that he is. He strikes great balls in. In training, we see it all the time. He'll get the headlines but I thought Danny Wright was magnificent. He was a great foil.

"We looked strong. I was really pleased with the way we saw the game out. Another game gone and confidence is good from our point of view."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"Dan Holman will be the difference between Cheltenham winning the league. We couldn't stop him. You allow yourself to defend games instead of chasing them because you've got someone up top who can put the ball in the net.

"The player who has done the damage is a player that we had at our football club. Does it hurt? Yes, in one way. But, in another way, we couldn't hold onto him.

"For the first 30 minutes, we probably played the best football that we have done in the last six or eight games. We moved the ball very well and were on top."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Flatt
  • 2Barthram
  • 15Burgess
  • 14HallSubstituted forPellat 67'minutes
  • 21CranstonSubstituted forMcLennanat 60'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 18RoweSubstituted forWatersat 69'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11Munns
  • 30Holman
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 3McLennan
  • 7Pell
  • 8Waters
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 25Lovett

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forNormanat 74'minutes
  • 14Robinson
  • 3ArthurSubstituted forPokuat 62'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forRobinsonat 57'minutes
  • 28Butcher
  • 11Goddard
  • 19Quigley
  • 10Sole

Substitutes

  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 20Smith
  • 26Norman
  • 27Robinson
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
2,951

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away1

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Woking 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Cameron Norman replaces Mark Ricketts.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces James Rowe.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Pell replaces Asa Hall.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Woking 0. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Munns.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Godfrey Poku replaces Chris Arthur.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George McLennan replaces Jordan Cranston.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Woking 0. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Wright with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Joe Robinson replaces Bruno Andrade.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Joe Quigley tries a through ball, but Joe Quigley is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham382411371244783
2Forest Green38256763352881
3Grimsby351911568293968
4Tranmere3817111050371362
5Braintree351710841261561
6Wrexham371781261441759
7Dover351781059451459
8Eastleigh36178115448659
9Gateshead37177134855-758
10Lincoln City3715111157471056
11Bromley37166156058254
12Macclesfield37155174943650
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow361210144862-1446
15Aldershot37137174257-1546
16Chester371110165054-443
17Southport381110173854-1643
18Guiseley36913143453-1940
19Boreham Wood37812173037-736
20Halifax3599174869-2136
21Altrincham36811173661-2535
22Torquay35810174062-2234
23Welling38610223056-2628
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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