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REPORT: CHELTENHAM 3-2 SWINDON TOWN

27 April 2019

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Swindon’s late charge was too little, too late as Cheltenham prevailed 3-2 winners at Whaddon Road in Town’s final away game of the 2018/19 campaign.

Theo Robinson and Marc Richards grabbed late goals but a well below par first-half performance put the home side beyond reach.

Luke Woolfenden opened the scoring at the wrong end putting the ball past Luke McCormick on 25 minutes before Billy Waters doubled the Robins’ lead four minutes later.

Kevin Dawson poked home with ten minutes remaining of the first half which ultimately proved to to be the winner.  

First Half

It’d be unavoidable to call this one of, or the, worst halves of football that Town have played this season. Despite pushing the ball around well in the first 10 minutes only Kyle Bennett and Kaiyne Woolery could muster shots – both from outside the penalty area.

On 25 minutes, Luke Woolfenden was the unfortunate man to turn into his own goal to put the home side ahead.

Five minutes later, Billy Waters added a second from close range and Swindon’s poor first half went from bad to worse when Kevin Dawson poked in with ten minutes until the break.

Second Half

The game, after the break, looked set to peter out without much change to the scoreline – there was not much goalmouth action to report on at all in fact.

That was until the 83rd minute when the simplest of lofted passes from Canice Carroll found Theo Robinson 12 yards out, in the penalty area, and he coolly slotted home.

A late charge was in the offing with Town looking to restore some pride – Marc Richards gave the away supporters behind the goal real hope of a result injury time.

After Robinson was denied a second by Flinders in the Cheltenham goal, Richards reacted well to bounce the ball in.

Ultimately, it was too little too late for Town who left Whaddon Road still yet to win there.


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