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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Rob Dickie scored a last-minute equaliser for 10-man Cheltenham as they rescued a point at Accrington.

The Robins had been reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Daniel O'Shaughnessy was sent off for a second yellow card.

Terry Gornell headed home for Stanley in the 74th minute but they could not hold on.

There were not a lot of chances in the game, with the Robins having to shuffle their line-up after five minutes when new signing Alex Cooper hobbled off.

The major talking point of the first half was a late tackle by Cheltenham's Harry Pell on Matty Pearson in front of the dug-outs which saw management and players involved in the aftermath - Pell and team-mate Dickie were booked.

The first real save of the match did not come until the 37th minute with Cheltenham goalkeeper Russell Griffiths keeping out a Romy Boco header.

O'Shaughnessy saw red and then ex-Cheltenham striker Gornell capitalised, heading home Boco's cross for his fourth goal of the campaign.

Stanley looked like they would hold on but then, in the final minute, Danny Wright's header was saved superbly by Aaron Chapman but he could not stop Dickie's follow-up.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 3HughesSubstituted forKeeat 69'minutes
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forEaglesat 89'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forJonesat 86'minutes
  • 14Boco
  • 9Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 12Jones
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 17Lacey
  • 18Hewitt
  • 29Kee
  • 33Eagles

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 24O'ShaughnessyBooked at 66mins
  • 2Barthram
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 7PellBooked at 16mins
  • 19CooperSubstituted forParslowat 5'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 68'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 6Parslow
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Dayton
  • 23Whitehead
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
1,637

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Billy Kee.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Callum Jones replaces Jordan Clark.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces John O'Sullivan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

    Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romuald Boco.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Harry Pell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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