Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Walsall 0.
Two goals at the start of the second half helped steer League Two high-flyers Cheltenham to victory over Walsall.
The opener came in the 50th minute when a huge throw from Robins skipper Ben Tozer was diverted into Walsall's net by the head of Saddlers defender Dan Scarr.
Matty Blair thumped in the second eight minutes later, sending a ferocious drive into the top of the net after an Andy Williams effort had been blocked.
Ben Tozer completed the scoring in the 89th minute, touching a Chris Hussey free-kick past Saddlers keeper Liam Roberts.
There had been little to choose between the sides in the opening half with both being denied by the woodwork.
Cheltenham were first to go close when, in the 22nd minute, Williams got on the end of a Hussey cross only to head against the foot of the post.
Then, three minutes before the interval, Walsall's Jake Scrimshaw let fly with a volley that crashed off the underside of the bar before being cleared behind for a corner.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 14WilliamsSubstituted forReidat 90+3'minutes
- 10MayBooked at 86minsSubstituted forLloydat 87'minutes
- 3JulesBooked at 86mins
- 14Cockerill-MollettSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 70'minutes
- 16GuthrieSubstituted forMcDonaldat 70'minutes
- 22HoldenBooked at 44mins
- 8KinsellaBooked at 10mins
- 23OsadebeSubstituted forSinclairat 87'minutes
- 28ScrimshawSubstituted forNolanat 87'minutes
- 11AdebayoSubstituted forLaveryat 70'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 5J Clarke
- Sam Purkiss
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Walsall 0.
Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid replaces Andy Williams.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Joshua Griffiths.
Attempt saved. Wesley McDonald (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.
Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Scarr with a headed pass.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Walsall 0. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a set piece situation.
Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Zak Jules (Walsall).
Substitution, Walsall. Stuart Sinclair replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.
Substitution, Walsall. Jack Nolan replaces Jake Scrimshaw.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Alfie May.
Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Zak Jules (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Matty Blair.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.
Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Hussey.
Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).