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Cheltenham Town 4-2 Stevenage

Cheltenham continued their fine home form with a 4-2 victory over winless Stevenage.

Danny Newton equalised twice for Stevenage to cancel out goals from Gavin Reilly and Sean Long.

But Ryan Broom's strike made it 3-2 10 minutes from the end and substitute Alex Addai rounded off the scoring in time added on.

Reilly fired in the opener in the 22nd minute after Luke Varney's flick on from a long clearance by goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Stevenage improved after the break and levelled in the 48th minute.

Chris Stokes teed up Joel Byrom and his cross was nodded into the bottom left corner by Newton, who had come on in the 26th minute after an injury to Scott Cuthbert.

Chris Clements' ball forward was well controlled by Broom, who squared for Long to net the first goal of his professional career in the 57th minute.

Newton equalised for a second time in the 72nd minute with a deflected shot, but Broom fired home after Chris Hussey's fine ball in from the left.

Addai then raced onto Broom's through ball and finished confidently.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8Clements
  • 7Thomas
  • 3Hussey
  • 32VarneySubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 10Campbell
  • 16Addai
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Chamberlain
  • 27Smith

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forNewtonat 26'minutes
  • 27El-Abd
  • 20Watts
  • 2Wildin
  • 10Kennedy
  • 8Byrom
  • 7Carter
  • 3Stokes
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forCowleyat 86'minutes
  • 34ListSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cowley
  • 13Bastien
  • 16Iontton
  • 19Newton
  • 30Fernandez
  • 33Denton
  • 35Mackail-Smith
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,708

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 4, Stevenage 2.

Adam El-Abd (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jonte Smith replaces Luke Varney.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Stevenage).

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 4, Stevenage 2. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a through ball.

Foul by Charlie Carter (Stevenage).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jason Cowley replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luther Wildin.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Stokes (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Stevenage 2. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Attempt saved. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Clements.

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Elliott List.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Stevenage 2. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

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

Foul by Charlie Carter (Stevenage).

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Stevenage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Ben Kennedy with a cross.

Offside, Stevenage. Chris Stokes tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kelland Watts.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Chris Clements tries a through ball, but Luke Varney is caught offside.

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7520104617
2Newport743072515
3Crewe750297215
4Swindon7421148614
5Forest Green741265113
6Cheltenham7322127511
7Grimsby7322139411
8Plymouth7322128411
9Macclesfield732296311
10Bradford732285311
11Crawley7322119211
12Mansfield723210829
13Colchester72326609
14Port Vale7232810-29
15Salford7151101008
16Cambridge722367-18
17Leyton Orient7223812-48
18Northampton721478-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe7133812-46
21Walsall713338-56
22Oldham7124510-55
23Stevenage7034410-63
24Scunthorpe7016515-101
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