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Swindon0Cheltenham3

Swindon Town 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Jake Andrews' stunning free-kick and a brace from Mohamed Eisa earned Cheltenham victory and condemned Matt Taylor to a losing start as Swindon interim manager.

Luke Norris squandered a good chance for the hosts early on when he had time to bring down Taylor's corner and fire a shot towards goal, which was blocked by Andrews.

Cheltenham grew into the game, and felt they should have had a penalty when Kevin Dawson fell after a heavy challenge by Taylor, but their protests were waved away by referee Tom Nield.

The visitors then went ahead when Andrews' free-kick flew over the wall and past keeper Stuart Moore into the top-left corner.

Cheltenham doubled their lead four minutes into the second half through top scorer Mohamed Eisa, who ran onto Taylor Moore's long ball and poked a shot past Moore.

The home keeper made a good save to deny Gary Johnson's men a third, and Marc Richards saw a tame effort saved by Scott Flinders at the other end.

Cheltenham made the result safe with 20 minutes to play as substitute Oluwasanmi Odelusi ran the length of the field with the ball before squaring it to Eisa, and the striker clinically fired home for his 20th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 28Moore
  • 2Purkiss
  • 5Robertson
  • 32Menayese
  • 24KnoyleSubstituted forGordonat 56'minutes
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes
  • 19Elsnik
  • 8DunneBooked at 32mins
  • 31Taylor
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forWooleryat 68'minutes
  • 17Richards

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 7Mullin
  • 14Iandolo
  • 20Gordon
  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 22Woolery
  • 27Twine

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28Moore
  • 15Boyle
  • 2Grimes
  • 33ChatzitheodoridisSubstituted forCranstonat 85'minutes
  • 35AndrewsSubstituted forOdelusiat 69'minutes
  • 11Winchester
  • 6Atangana
  • 25Morrell
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forLloydat 80'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 3Cranston
  • 9Wright
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Rodon
  • 29Odelusi
  • 50Lloyd
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,658

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Marc Richards (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sanmi Odelusi.

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Keshi Anderson.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by William Boyle.

Hand ball by Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sanmi Odelusi.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Jake Andrews.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Luke Norris.

Chris Robertson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Delay in match Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town).

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kellan Gordon replaces Kyle Knoyle.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Stuart Moore.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Attempt missed. Jake Andrews (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left.

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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9Swindon36183155554157
10Carlisle371510125346755
11Newport361313104646052
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19Forest Green36107194361-1837
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