League Two
Notts CountyNotts County0CheltenhamCheltenham Town3

Notts County 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Notts County caretaker boss Steve Chettle
Caretaker boss Steve Chettle took charge of Notts after the sacking of Harry Kewell

Managerless Notts County slipped into the League Two relegation zone after Cheltenham leapfrogged them following a comprehensive win at Meadow Lane.

In a dire first half, Enzio Boldewijn had the first shot after 30 minutes for Notts when he cut inside from the right but drilled his effort high and wide of the target.

Cheltenham's forward line stuttered for most of the first period, but with their first meaningful attack of the half, they took the lead when Ryan Broom's cross was met by the unmarked Luke Varney, who headed home the opener.

Chris Hussey then wasted a glorious chance to put the visitors 2-0 up when he was put clean through on goal, only for goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons to make a superb save to turn the ball around the post.

County made a tactical switch at half-time as they changed from three at the back to 4-4-2 but the impact that the home fans hoped it would give them never materialised.

Varney doubled the visitors' lead when he crashed in a superb finish from a well-worked corner routine, before Tyrone Barnett wrapped things up late on with a scuffed finish from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 5Duffy
  • 26TurleyBooked at 72mins
  • 16Brisley
  • 18HawkridgeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forPatchingat 69'minutes
  • 21Davies
  • 24Milsom
  • 10ThomasSubstituted forKellettat 54'minutes
  • 23JonesSubstituted forEvinaat 74'minutes
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 8Vaughan
  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Kellett
  • 19Ward
  • 20Patching
  • 25Evina
  • 33Dunn

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 23Forster
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Broom
  • 6Atangana
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forClementsat 86'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 3Hussey
  • 29Barnett
  • 32VarneySubstituted forJonesat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 26Clements
  • 27Field
  • 28Mooney
  • 30Alcock
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
6,109

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Jamie Turley (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Will Patching (Notts County).

  6. Post update

    Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Jones replaces Luke Varney.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

  9. Post update

    Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 0, Cheltenham Town 3. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Chris Clements replaces Jacob Maddox.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andy Kellett (Notts County).

  17. Post update

    Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ross Fitzsimons.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Will Patching (Notts County).