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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Cambridge United

Will Boyle's second goal in two games rescued a League Two draw for Cheltenham at home to Cambridge as they moved into the top three on goal difference.

The former Huddersfield youth defender headed in a cross from Ben Tozer eight minutes after the break to cancel out Paul Lewis' first-half opener for the U's.

Cheltenham almost took the lead in the 26th minute when Ryan Broom's low ball was nearly forced over the line by Alex Addai, but his effort went just wide.

Lewis put Cambridge in front a minute later, firing past Scott Flinders from seven yards after a cross from Kyle Knoyle on the right.

Cheltenham were rocked and only a reaction save from goalkeeper Flinders denied Lewis a second in the 36th minute.

The home side showed a vast improvement after half-time, with Reuben Reid's shot saved after a slick passing move involving four players.

They levelled through Boyle after 53 minutes and looked the more likely winners, although Reggie Lambe was close to snatching it for the visitors with a shot that flashed past the left post in the 71st minute.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8Clements
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 26GreavesSubstituted forSheafat 68'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
  • 16AddaiSubstituted forDebayoat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Sheaf
  • 17Debayo
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 27Smith

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 34WardBooked at 25mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Jones
  • 22Lewis
  • 7HannantSubstituted forRolesat 70'minutes
  • 21CarruthersSubstituted forO'Neilat 70'minutes
  • 19LambeBooked at 51mins
  • 26Knibbs
  • 20SmithSubstituted forDallasat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8O'Neil
  • 9Dallas
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 24Norville-Williams
  • 25Burton
  • 30Roles
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
2,813

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Cambridge United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Josh Debayo replaces Alex Addai.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces Sam Smith.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Attempt blocked. Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Raglan with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jonte Smith replaces Reuben Reid.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jack Roles replaces Luke Hannant.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Samir Carruthers.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Max Sheaf replaces Jacob Greaves.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Chris Clements with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Samir Carruthers (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Greaves.

Offside, Cambridge United. Kyle Knoyle tries a through ball, but Paul Lewis is caught offside.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes with a cross.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Cambridge United 1. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Tozer with a cross.

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Clements with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Long.

Offside, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe tries a through ball, but Paul Lewis is caught offside.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

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

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon21133537221542
2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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