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Cheltenham   3 - 3   Darlington

Cheltenham 3-3 Darlington

Cheltenham 3-3 Darlington

Cheltenham fought back from three goals down to claim a point against relegated Darlington and edge closer to safety.

Tadgh Purcell opened the scoring for the Quakers with a curler before an own goal from Ashley Eastham made it 2-0.

A mistake by Shane Duff allowed Mor Diop to make it three but Michael Pook quickly pulled one back after keeper Shane Redmond flapped at a cross.

Justin Richards then beat two defenders and lashed home before Medy Elito sealed the draw with a clever flick.


Darlington manager Simon Davey told BBC Tees:

"The players have come out first half and got themselves 3-0 up, and mentally there's something within the dressing room that's niggling away at them.

"There's a bit of a defeatist attitude in there that's crept in, and even when we have got results I've seen it.

"It's a big assessment from me. I look at the players and yes they can do it for 45 minutes and get themselves 3-0 in-front. But they start getting lazy and don't do the jobs they are asked to do."

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I'm not going to criticise my players too much, they know I'm disappointed, but we're better than that, we're better than the way we started.

"That's my biggest disappointment - along with not getting the three points - whoever you're playing you can't gift them three goals.

"We looked in the first 20 minutes like we'd never played together, it just didn't happen for them."

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cheltenham 3-3 Darlington FT
(HT 1-3)
  • Pook 29
  • Richards 46
  • Elito 64
  • Purcell 2
  • Eastham (og) 5
  • Diop 27

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Ridley
  • 04 Duff (Gallinagh 27)
  • 16 Eastham
  • 07 Pook
  • 17 Low (Watkins 73)
  • 19 Elito
  • 28 Thornhill
  • 36 Lescott
  • 09 Richards
  • 39 Alsop (Hayles 78)

Substitutes

  • 21 Puddy,
  • 08 Gallinagh,
  • 06 Brown,
  • 10 Hutton,
  • 14 Watkins,
  • 11 Almond,
  • 38 Hayles

Darlington

  • 23 Redmond
  • 03 Bower
  • 04 White
  • 05 Milne
  • 20 Giddings
  • 11 Dempsey
  • 14 Smith
  • 16 Groves
  • 09 Moore
  • 19 Purcell (Smith 39)
  • 30 Diop

Substitutes

  • 13 Liversedge,
  • 22 Madden,
  • 31 Burn,
  • 18 Convery,
  • 24 Mulligan,
  • 27 McReady,
  • 32 Smith
Ref: EastAtt: 2,836
CHELTENHAM
DARLINGTON

Possession

  • Cheltenham 52%
  • Darlington 48%

Attempts on target

  • Cheltenham 3
  • Darlington 6

Attempts off target

  • Cheltenham 8
  • Darlington 5

Corners

  • Cheltenham 7
  • Darlington 7

Fouls

  • Cheltenham 8
  • Darlington 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:09 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+0:54 Corner taken by Gary Smith, Justin Richards makes a clearance.
  • 89:59 Centre by Marley Watkins.
  • 88:38 The ball is crossed by Michael Pook, save made by Shane Redmond.
  • 87:11 The referee blows for offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Gallinagh on Gary Smith. Danny Groves takes the free kick.
  • 86:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Giddings by Barry Hayles. Free kick taken by Mark Bower.
  • 85:42 Gary Smith has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 83:02 Chris Moore has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 82:02 Barry Hayles takes a shot.
  • 81:32 The ball is sent over by Marley Watkins, Shane Redmond makes a save.
  • 79:50 Unfair challenge on Barry Hayles by Mark Bower results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Thornhill.
  • 77:23 Alan White takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:23 Substitution Barry Hayles replaces Julian Alsop.
  • 77:23 Foul by Michael Pook on Chris Moore, free kick awarded.
  • 77:03 The ball is sent over by Mor Diop, Michael Smith takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
  • 72:24 Gary Smith takes the inswinging corner, Julian Alsop manages to make a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Smith, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance. Effort from long distance by Michael Smith goes wide right of the target.
  • 72:24 Substitution Marley Watkins on for Joshua Low.
  • 71:02 The ball is swung over by Joshua Low.
  • 68:11 The ball is crossed by Chris Moore, Lee Ridley manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:39 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 66:46 The assistant referee flags for offside against Justin Richards. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:44 Unfair challenge on Chris Moore by Medy Elito results in a free kick. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Thornhill played to the near post, Stuart Giddings manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 63:34 Assist by Michael Pook.
  • Correction - 63:34 GOAL - Medy ElitoCheltenham 3 - 3 Darlington Medy Elito finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 3-3 Darlington.
  • 63:34 Assist on the goal came from Michael Pook.
  • 63:34 GOAL - Justin RichardsCheltenham 3 - 3 Darlington Justin Richards gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 3-3 Darlington.
  • 62:43 Andrew Milne is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:18 Foul by Medy Elito on Andrew Milne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Giddings.
  • 59:36 Michael Pook produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
  • 57:26 Joshua Low challenges Stuart Giddings unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:20 Mor Diop has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 55:55 The ball is swung over by Stuart Giddings, clearance by Ashley Eastham.
  • 54:47 Joshua Low has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 54:26 Unfair challenge on Lee Ridley by Michael Smith results in a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 53:20 Outswinging corner taken by Matt Thornhill.
  • 52:49 Andrew Milne sends in a cross, Aaron Lescott makes a clearance.
  • 52:03 The official flags Julian Alsop offside. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:59 Joshua Low takes a shot. Clearance by Andrew Milne. Inswinging corner taken by Matt Thornhill from the left by-line.
  • 50:49 Lee Ridley produces a cross.
  • 50:11 The ball is swung over by Mor Diop, save by Scott P Brown.
  • 48:57 Lee Ridley sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Bower.
  • 47:00 Gary Smith takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
  • 45:31 GOAL - Justin RichardsCheltenham 2 - 3 Darlington Justin Richards finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 2-3 Darlington.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:14 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+2:42 Mor Diop challenges Lee Ridley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 45:00+1:26 Gary Smith takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 44:35 Justin Richards fouled by Gary Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Thornhill from left channel, Stuart Giddings manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:18 Outswinging corner taken by Gary Smith, Julian Alsop makes a clearance.
  • 41:50 Chris Moore takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
  • 39:19 Matt Thornhill fouled by Mor Diop, the ref awards a free kick. Joshua Low restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:39 Substitution Tadgh Purcell goes off and Michael Smith comes on.
  • 36:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Thornhill, clearance made by Gary Dempsey.
  • 35:02 The offside flag is raised against Julian Alsop. Shane Redmond takes the indirect free kick.
  • 31:45 Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Thornhill, Gary Dempsey makes a clearance.
  • 31:06 Stuart Giddings challenges Matt Thornhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Ridley takes the free kick.
  • 28:14 GOAL - Michael PookCheltenham 1 - 3 Darlington A goal is scored by Michael Pook from 35 yards. Cheltenham 1-3 Darlington.
  • 28:14 Michael Pook sends in a cross,
  • 27:23 Aaron Lescott crosses the ball, blocked by Stuart Giddings. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Thornhill, save made by Shane Redmond.
  • Correction - 26:47 Substitution Shane Duff leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Gallinagh.
  • 26:47 Substitution Shane Duff leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Gallinagh.
  • 26:09 GOAL - Mor DiopCheltenham 0 - 3 Darlington A goal is scored by Mor Diop from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 0-3 Darlington.
  • 25:29 The ball is swung over by Aaron Lescott, clearance by Stuart Giddings.
  • 23:37 Effort on goal by Matt Thornhill from long range goes over the bar.
  • 22:14 Medy Elito is caught offside. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.
  • 21:11 Tadgh Purcell fouled by Michael Pook, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:57 Long range shot by Lee Ridley goes over the bar.
  • 18:14 Inswinging corner taken by Matt Thornhill, Julian Alsop challenges Alan White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Redmond.
  • 17:45 Unfair challenge on Julian Alsop by Alan White results in a free kick. Michael Pook takes the free kick.
  • 15:48 Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond.
  • 13:51 Shot by Matt Thornhill from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 11:53 Michael Pook fouled by Gary Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Duff.
  • 11:23 Tadgh Purcell has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 11:05 A cross is delivered by Joshua Low, Shane Redmond makes a save.
  • 9:54 A cross is delivered by Stuart Giddings, save by Scott P Brown.
  • 8:53 Gary Smith produces a cross, Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Smith.
  • 6:27 Gary Smith takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Thornhill.
  • 4:48 GOAL - Ashley EasthamCheltenham 0 - 2 Darlington An own goal is scored by Ashley Eastham. Cheltenham 0-2 Darlington.
  • 3:13 Joshua Low is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:50 Assist on the goal came from Mor Diop.
  • 1:50 GOAL - Tadgh PurcellCheltenham 0 - 1 Darlington Tadgh Purcell finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Darlington.
  • 0:09 Justin Richards has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Notts County 42 56 86
2 Rochdale 43 37 82
3 Bournemouth 43 12 77
4 Rotherham 43 5 69
5 Bury 43 -1 68
6 Aldershot 43 11 66
7 Dag & Red 43 9 66
8 Chesterfield 43 0 66
9 Port Vale 43 14 64
10 Morecambe 43 6 64
11 Northampton 43 9 63
12 Shrewsbury 43 4 62
13 Burton Albion 43 -2 56
14 Bradford 43 -6 55
15 Accrington 42 -11 54
16 Macclesfield 43 -6 53
17 Hereford 43 -14 53
18 Crewe 43 -8 51
19 Torquay 43 5 50
20 Cheltenham 43 -11 47
21 Lincoln City 43 -22 46
22 Barnet 42 -13 45
23 Grimsby 43 -27 38
24 Darlington 42 -47 27

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