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Cheltenham Town 2-3 Notts County

Jon Stead scored twice for Notts County as they beat Cheltenham in a lively League Two encounter.

It took Stead's brace and a strike by Jonathan Forte to beat the resilient Robins, who levelled twice through Danny Wright and Harry Pell.

The visitors were ahead after four minutes as a ball by Carl Dickinson left Forte with enough space to fire a half-volley beyond Russell Griffiths in the home goal.

The lead did not last long though as the impressive Pell whipped in a cross for Wright to equalise with a close-range header in the 24th minute.

County were back in front four minutes before the break when Stead cut inside two defenders to direct a curving shot into the net from inside the area.

Pell had the hosts level again 10 minutes after the restart, controlling a knocked-down free-kick on his chest before firing home.

Straight from kick-off, the visitors grabbed the lead for a third time as Stead squeezed a shot beneath Griffiths to make it 3-2 with 56 minutes played.

Substitutes James Dayton and Billy Waters both went close but Cheltenham could not find an equaliser.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 86mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'ShaughnessySubstituted forDaytonat 60'minutes
  • 14HallSubstituted forWatersat 60'minutes
  • 18RoweSubstituted forMunnsat 66'minutes
  • 7PellBooked at 20mins
  • 27Smith
  • 17Cranston
  • 9WrightBooked at 14mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 21Dayton
  • 26Suliman

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 16mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 14Laing
  • 8O'Connor
  • 11ForteBooked at 67minsSubstituted forOliverat 74'minutes
  • 12MilsomBooked at 21mins
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 39Collins
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,067

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Notts County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Notts County 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Vadaine Oliver.

  5. Post update

    James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Collins (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Dayton (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Jordan Richards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

    (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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