Cheltenham ended their 11-game winless streak in emphatic style by hammering Barnet to give acting manager John Schofield his first taste of victory.
John O'Flynn's headed opener was as good as it got for Barnet, whose lead was cancelled out when Andy Gallinagh nodded in David Bird's free-kick.
Ben Marshall headed home before feeding Justin Richards for the Robins' third.
Marshall pounced on a defensive error before a Richards shot deflected off Ismail Yakubu to compound Barnet's woe.
Cheltenham caretaker boss John Schofield told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"We've been working hard, we've been trying to be a little bit more solid, we've been trying to work on things that are going to effect the game and I think that a lot of things fell into place."
"It's one result and we've got to build on it, we've got to try and take the next step forward, but a good all round performance and quite happy with it."
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Yakubu (og) 88
29 Marshall (Watkins 90+1)
38 Hayles yellow card
03 Gillet yellow card (Lockhart-Adams 79)
20 Leach yellow card
04 Hughes yellow card
11 Bolasie (Adomah 46)
28 Furlong (Hyde 65)
Ref: EastAtt: 2,331
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+2:19 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
90:00+1:33 Barry Hayles concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Ahmed Deen takes the direct free kick.
90:00+0:21 Substitution Marley Watkins on for Ben Marshall.
87:21 Justin Richards provided the assist for the goal.
87:21 GOAL - Ismail Yakubu:Cheltenham 5 - 1 Barnet Ismail Yakubu puts the ball into his own net. Cheltenham 5-1 Barnet.
87:21 Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Ismail Yakubu.
85:38 GOAL - Ben Marshall:Cheltenham 4 - 1 Barnet Ben Marshall grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 4-1 Barnet.
83:23 The ball is crossed by Albert Jarrett, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance. Albert Jarrett takes a outswinging corner from the
left by-line played to the near post, Micah Hyde takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Gallinagh.
81:19 The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall.
80:35 The referee blows for offside. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
80:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joss Labadie on Micah Hyde. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Leach.
78:33 Substitution Kenny Gillet goes off and Kofi Lockhart-Adams comes on.
78:33 David Bird has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
76:21 Albert Jarrett produces a cross, Scott P Brown makes a save.
74:35 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Albert Jarrett, clearance made by Andy Gallinagh.
73:37 Centre by Kenny Gillet, John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
72:18 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Mark Hughes results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
70:54 The ball is sent over by Kenny Gillet, save by Scott P Brown.
69:23 John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
68:47 A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, Scott P Brown makes a save.
67:28 Jake Cole takes the free kick.
67:28 Booking Barry Hayles goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
67:13 Barry Hayles concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Leach.
66:32 Centre by Albert Adomah, clearance by Drissa Diallo.
65:52 Effort from just outside the area by John O'Flynn goes over the bar.
64:47 John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
64:02 Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.
64:02 Substitution Jake Hyde on for Paul Furlong.
64:02 Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
63:23 The referee blows for offside against Barry Hayles. Jake Cole takes the free kick.
62:33 Effort from inside the area by Justin Richards misses to the left of the goal.
61:49 Ben Marshall takes a shot. Kenny Gillet gets a block in. Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line to the near post.
60:48 The official flags Albert Adomah offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
60:33 Ben Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes. Kenny Gillet takes the direct free kick.
59:44 Albert Jarrett produces a cross, Paul Furlong produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide
of the right-hand upright.
58:25 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Albert Adomah.
57:36 Paul Furlong takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
56:21 Joss Labadie concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Daniel Leach restarts play with the free kick.
54:18 Assist by Ben Marshall.
54:18 GOAL - Justin Richards:Cheltenham 3 - 1 Barnet Justin Richards grabs a headed goal from close in. Cheltenham 3-1 Barnet.
54:16 Centre by Ben Marshall,
45:34 Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole. Ben Marshall takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made
by Micah Hyde. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall, clearance by Albert Adomah.
45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
45:01 Substitution Albert Adomah comes on in place of Yannick Bolasie.
45:00+2:47 The half-time whistle blows.
45:00+1:58 David Bird takes the direct free kick.
45:00+1:58 Booking Mark Hughes is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
45:00+1:53 Mark Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Marshall.
43:55 Outswinging corner taken by Yannick Bolasie from the left by-line, Paul Furlong has an effort from just inside the box that
misses to the left of the goal.
41:13 Corner taken by Albert Jarrett.
39:56 Kyle Haynes fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. David Bird restarts play with the free kick.
39:08 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.
36:52 Assist by Justin Richards.
36:52 GOAL - Ben Marshall:Cheltenham 2 - 1 Barnet Ben Marshall finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Cheltenham 2-1 Barnet.
36:27 David Bird restarts play with the free kick.
36:27 Booking Kenny Gillet goes into the referee's book.
36:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Hayles by Kenny Gillet.
34:36 John O'Flynn is caught offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
33:52 Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
32:59 Joshua Low challenges Micah Hyde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ahmed Deen restarts play with the free kick.
30:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Micah Hyde. David Bird takes the free kick.
29:00 Paul Furlong is ruled offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
24:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Ahmed Deen. David Bird takes the free kick.
22:52 Corner taken right-footed by Albert Jarrett from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Joshua Low.
22:33 Kenny Gillet crosses the ball, Drissa Diallo manages to make a clearance.
20:38 David Bird provided the assist for the goal.
20:38 GOAL - Andy Gallinagh:Cheltenham 1 - 1 Barnet Andy Gallinagh scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cheltenham 1-1 Barnet.
19:32 Direct free kick taken by David Bird,
19:32 Booking Daniel Leach is cautioned.
19:18 Daniel Leach gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Marshall.
15:46 The ball is crossed by Albert Jarrett, save made by Scott P Brown.
14:01 The assistant referee signals for offside against Joss Labadie. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.
12:15 The assist for the goal came from Albert Jarrett.
12:15 GOAL - John O'Flynn:Cheltenham 0 - 1 Barnet John O'Flynn finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Cheltenham 0-1 Barnet.
12:07 Albert Jarrett crosses the ball,
10:48 Yannick Bolasie takes a short corner.
7:56 Albert Jarrett takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
4:51 The referee blows for offside against Paul Furlong. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
4:01 Yannick Bolasie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
2:10 Paul Furlong challenges Andy Gallinagh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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