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Cheltenham Town 3-0 Walsall

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.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 20Griffiths
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Blair
  • 7Thomas
  • 28Chapman
  • 26Sercombe
  • 3Hussey
  • 14WilliamsSubstituted forReidat 90+3'minutes
  • 10MayBooked at 86minsSubstituted forLloydat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 8Clements
  • 9Reid
  • 17Freestone
  • 18Azaz
  • 19Lloyd
  • 27Sang

Walsall

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Norman
  • 6Scarr
  • 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

Substitutes

  • 5J Clarke
  • 7Sinclair
  • 9Lavery
  • 13Rose
  • 15McDonald
  • 17Nolan
  • 24White
Referee:
Sam Purkiss

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid replaces Andy Williams.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Joshua Griffiths.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wesley McDonald (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Scarr with a headed pass.

  8. Goal!

    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.

  9. Post update

    Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Zak Jules (Walsall).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Stuart Sinclair replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Jack Nolan replaces Jake Scrimshaw.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Alfie May.

  14. Booking

    Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Zak Jules (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Matty Blair.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).