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Stevenage 2-1 Cheltenham Town

Stevenage made it four home wins in a row by defeating relegation-threatened Cheltenham 2-1 in League Two.

Matt Godden opened the scoring from the penalty spot against the run of play in the 18th minute.

Cheltenham had made the brighter start, but Emmanuel Onariase tripped Godden on the edge of the box and referee Trevor Kettle pointed to the penalty spot.

Godden stepped up to convert his 16th goal of the season and Stevenage took control, with Jobi McAnuff denied by a fine Scott Brown block in the 27th minute.

The lead was doubled five minutes into the second half when Steven Schumacher's free-kick was nodded down by Charlie Lee and Luke Wilkinson forced it over the line from close range.

Lee was sent off for a second yellow card in the 56th minute after bringing down Alex Pike.

Cheltenham failed to make their extra man count until 10 minutes from the end when a flying volley from Kyle Wootton gave them hope, but only two more saves from Brown denied Stevenage a third.

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Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 82mins
  • 25Henry
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20OgilvieBooked at 90mins
  • 7McAnuff
  • 8Schumacher
  • 22LeeBooked at 56mins
  • 11Pett
  • 10McQuoidSubstituted forTongeat 77'minutes
  • 24GoddenBooked at 27minsSubstituted forKennedyat 55'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 14Kennedy
  • 16Day
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 26Pike
  • 23Onariase
  • 15BoyleBooked at 50mins
  • 17CranstonBooked at 19mins
  • 27WinchesterSubstituted forHolmanat 60'minutes
  • 7PellBooked at 82mins
  • 18Rowe
  • 33DavisSubstituted forMunnsat 78'minutes
  • 19Wootton
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 30Holman
  • 36De Girolamo
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
1,930

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Attempt missed. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

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

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage).

Alex Pike (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

Attempt saved. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jamie Jones (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by William Boyle following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces Liam Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Josh McQuoid.

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Billy Waters.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31196660372363
2Plymouth30193850331760
3Carlisle311413454441055
4Luton311410747291852
5Portsmouth30156944281651
6Exeter311541250341649
7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
12Blackpool301011943311241
13Grimsby31118123639-341
14Cambridge30117123735240
15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
21Notts County3186173456-2230
22Cheltenham31611143446-1229
23Leyton Orient3185183347-1429
24Newport30510153347-1425
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