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Yeovil Town 4-2 Cheltenham Town

Goals from Otis Khan, Darren Ward, Matt Dolan and Tom Eaves were enough to see Yeovil claim a battling victory against Cheltenham at Huish Park.

The Glovers took the lead in the sixth minute. Tom Eaves' marauding run down the right saw the frontman fizz in a cross that goalkeeper Russell Griffiths could not deal with, leaving Khan to tap home.

On 16 minutes, Yeovil doubled their lead as Khan's corner found Ward unmarked to head powerfully past the helpless Griffiths.

Cheltenham halved the deficit on 41 minutes as Aaron Downes rose highest to head past Artur Krysiak.

Yeovil regained their two-goal advantage in first-half stoppage time. The impressive Khan saw his effort saved by Griffiths but Dolan was there to convert with a diving header.

Cheltenham were awarded a penalty shortly before the hour after Eaves bundled into Rob Dickie. Krysiak saved the spot-kick but substitute Billy Waters netted in the ensuing scramble.

On the 90th minute, Eaves outpaced Downes to score an excellent solo goal and secure the three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ShephardBooked at 90mins
  • 6Lacey
  • 26WardSubstituted forMugabiat 67'minutes
  • 3Smith
  • 4DolanBooked at 73mins
  • 16ButcherBooked at 78mins
  • 28WhitfieldSubstituted forLawlessat 67'minutes
  • 10Khan
  • 9Eaves
  • 23Hedges

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 8Lawless
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 15Copp
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Campbell

Cheltenham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Griffiths
  • 26SulimanSubstituted forMunnsat 31'minutes
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 5Downes
  • 6Parslow
  • 17Cranston
  • 7PellBooked at 90mins
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forHallat 81'minutes
  • 28Dickie
  • 9WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 27SmithSubstituted forWatersat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 14Hall
  • 29Thomas
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,448

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Booking

    Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 4, Cheltenham Town 2. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Post update

    Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces James Dayton.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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