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Salford City 0-2 Cheltenham Town

Ryan Broom's double sealed a routine victory for Cheltenham at Salford.

Broom proved the difference on a day when the hosts never recovered from losing midfielder Richie Towell to injury in the first half.

Salford created the first opening when Jake Beesley headed straight at goalkeeper Scott Flinders as he rose to meet Joey Jones' cross.

Cheltenham then came close when Luke Varney pounced on a mistake before darting down the left flank and forcing Kyle Letheren into a smart near-post save.

The visitors deservedly went in front in the 32nd minute.

Varney dragged the ball back from the left perfectly into the path of Broom, who smashed home convincingly from eight yards.

Salford came close to a leveller shortly after the restart when Devante Rodney's firmly-struck shot was saved low by Flinders.

Danny Lloyd also saw a goal-bound strike blocked.

Cheltenham punished those two misses when they clinched victory with a second goal eight minutes from time.

Substitute Alex Addai played a neat through-ball to Broom and he comfortably beat Letheren from close to the penalty spot.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 25Jones
  • 6Piergianni
  • 16BaldwinSubstituted forBurgessat 36'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 22Jones
  • 8Maynard
  • 17TowellSubstituted forDoyleat 28'minutes
  • 29Beesley
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 21Rodney
  • 32JervisSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Touray
  • 9Rooney
  • 15Burgess
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 31McFarlane
  • 34Doyle

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Long
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 3Hussey
  • 11BroomBooked at 83mins
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 61'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 8Clements
  • 10Campbell
  • 16Addai
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,389

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Foul by Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town).

Carl Piergianni (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Beesley (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jonte Smith replaces Luke Varney.

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

Foul by Devante Rodney (Salford City).

Booking

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Addai.

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

Foul by Danny Lloyd (Salford City).

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Doyle (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Lois Maynard (Salford City).

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Devante Rodney (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Jake Beesley (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Jake Jervis.

Booking

Cameron Burgess (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Beesley (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Gavin Reilly.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

Attempt blocked. Cameron Burgess (Salford City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Jervis with a cross.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Ryan Broom.

Offside, Salford City. Danny Lloyd tries a through ball, but Cameron Burgess is caught offside.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Doyle (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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