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Stevenage   4 - 0   Cheltenham

Highlights - Stevenage 4-0 Cheltenham

Stevenage 4-0 Cheltenham

Stevenage secured their third successive win with a convincing victory over Cheltenham.

Mark Roberts put the home side ahead when he latched on to Stacy Long's cross to finish from close range.

It was 2-0 before half-time as Byron Harrison pounced just inside the six-yard box.

Michael Bostwick made it three from the edge of the box after the break and two minutes later Harrison headed in his second from Lawrie Wilson's cross.


Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"It was a good result if not an outstanding performance. We relied too much on the goalkeeper and two centre-halves to win the points.

"We are good at getting the first goal and it is always a nice feeling to bank one and to know that with the defence we have behind us that we can build on that platform.

"We know that sloppiness has got no place. There has been a lot of good work this afternoon, but some bad habits."

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I'm disappointed, we got bullied and we got outplayed. If you don't come here and stand up to them then you're going to get found out and it cost us dear.

"No one has any answers in the dressing room - if they don't go out there and put what we've worked on into practice then you're going to get performances like that.

"It was game over after 52 minutes when the fourth one went in. We were out run, outplayed, out muscled and we were beaten by a far better team than us."

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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 4-0 Cheltenham FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Roberts 16
  • Harrison 33
  • Bostwick 52
  • Harrison 54

    Stevenage

    • 16 Day
    • 02 Wilson
    • 03 Laird
    • 05 Ashton
    • 14 Roberts
    • 25 Henry yellow card
    • 08 Long (Reid 77)
    • 18 Bridges (Mousinho 78)
    • 24 Bostwick
    • 17 Winn (Charles 81)
    • 26 Harrison

    Substitutes

    • 01 Bayes,
    • 04 Charles,
    • 06 Foster,
    • 21 Mousinho,
    • 10 Reid,
    • 12 May,
    • 23 Sinclair

    Cheltenham

    • 01 Brown
    • 03 Andrew
    • 06 Riley (Gallinagh 31)
    • 22 Elliott
    • 04 Bird (Low 50)
    • 20 Artus yellow card
    • 24 Pack
    • 28 Thomson (Smikle 57)
    • 09 Thomas
    • 10 Goulding
    • 23 Green

    Substitutes

    • 12 Lloyd-Weston,
    • 05 Gallinagh,
    • 07 Pook,
    • 08 Low,
    • 11 Smikle,
    • 29 Elito,
    • 17 Lewis
    Ref: SheldrakeAtt: 2,733
    STEVENAGE
    CHELTENHAM

    Possession

    • Stevenage 58%
    • Cheltenham 42%

    Attempts on target

    • Stevenage 8
    • Cheltenham 5

    Attempts off target

    • Stevenage 3
    • Cheltenham 1

    Corners

    • Stevenage 13
    • Cheltenham 6

    Fouls

    • Stevenage 8
    • Cheltenham 10
    • 90:00+1:40 Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the right by-line, Andy Gallinagh manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:08 Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott Laird, clearance made by Frankie Artus.
    • Correction - 90:00+0:25 Inswinging corner taken by Scott Laird from the right by-line, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Blocked by Frankie Artus.
    • 90:00+0:25 Scott Laird takes the inswinging corner, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Blocked by Frankie Artus.
    • Correction - 84:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Danny Andrew. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.
    • 84:36 Unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Danny Andrew results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Ashton.
    • 80:39 Ronnie Henry fouled by Frankie Artus, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Ashton.
    • 80:39 Substitution Darius Charles replaces Peter Winn.
    • 80:39 Booking The referee shows Frankie Artus a yellow card.
    • 77:09 Substitution John Mousinho comes on in place of David Bridges.
    • 76:37 Substitution Craig Reid is brought on as a substitute for Stacy Long.
    • 75:19 Frankie Artus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
    • 72:43 Wesley Thomas is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 72:13 Byron Harrison challenges Steve Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Elliott takes the free kick.
    • 69:43 Inswinging corner taken by Stacy Long.
    • 69:31 Peter Winn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Joshua Low manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:20 Byron Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Smikle. Free kick taken by Joshua Low.
    • 66:13 Unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Danny Andrew results in a free kick. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:46 Byron Harrison fouled by Andy Gallinagh, the ref awards a free kick. Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 60:38 Danny Andrew takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 60:38 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 60:12 Unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Mark Roberts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
    • 59:37 Shot by Peter Winn from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • 59:01 Foul by Matthew Green on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.
    • 56:34 Substitution Brian Smikle comes on in place of Jake Thomson.
    • 55:00 Peter Winn takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
    • 53:51 Assist by Lawrie Wilson.
    • 53:51 GOAL - Byron HarrisonStevenage 4 - 0 Cheltenham Byron Harrison scores a headed goal from close in. Stevenage 4-0 Cheltenham.
    • 52:26 Outswinging corner taken by Jake Thomson from the left by-line, Andy Gallinagh takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
    • 51:04 GOAL - Michael BostwickStevenage 3 - 0 Cheltenham A goal is scored by Michael Bostwick from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 3-0 Cheltenham.
    • 49:30 Substitution Joshua Low joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Bird.
    • 46:03 Matthew Green takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 45:24 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:43 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 43:33 Michael Bostwick challenges David Bird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
    • 42:51 Byron Harrison fouled by Andy Gallinagh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
    • 40:45 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Winn from the right by-line, David Bird manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:23 Stacy Long takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Elliott.
    • 39:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Green from the left by-line, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
    • 38:42 Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Ashton.
    • 37:14 Foul by Ronnie Henry on Matthew Green, free kick awarded. Danny Andrew takes the direct free kick.
    • 35:38 Effort from outside the box by Frankie Artus goes wide right of the target.
    • 35:15 Jon Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Goulding. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Danny Andrew from right channel.
    • 34:02 Wesley Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:48 GOAL - Byron HarrisonStevenage 2 - 0 Cheltenham A goal is scored by Byron Harrison from close range low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 2-0 Cheltenham.
    • 30:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.
    • 30:01 Substitution Martin Riley goes off and Andy Gallinagh comes on.
    • 29:24 Corner taken by Stacy Long.
    • 28:05 Handball by Matthew Green. Chris Day takes the free kick.
    • 27:03 Martin Riley challenges Byron Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.
    • 26:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Thomson. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ronnie Henry on Jeff Goulding. Danny Andrew takes the direct free kick.
    • 25:32 Booking Ronnie Henry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 24:03 Matthew Green takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 23:17 Corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson to the near post, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.
    • 22:50 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Thomson, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:24 Matthew Green takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
    • 21:40 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 17:45 Inswinging corner taken by Stacy Long.
    • 15:51 Corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long, assist on the goal came from Stacy Long.
    • 15:51 GOAL - Mark RobertsStevenage 1 - 0 Cheltenham Mark Roberts scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Cheltenham.
    • 14:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Riley on Byron Harrison. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:42 David Bridges has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 10:45 The referee blows for offside. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:26 Corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long from the left by-line, clearance made by David Bird.
    • 8:01 Foul by Jeff Goulding on Byron Harrison, free kick awarded. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.
    • 6:50 The official flags Matthew Green offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 6:09 Stacy Long takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Riley.
    • 3:40 Scott Laird takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Green.
    • 1:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott by Byron Harrison. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 26 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chesterfield 33 23 62
    2 Wycombe 32 11 56
    3 Rotherham 32 17 53
    4 Shrewsbury 32 19 52
    5 Bury 31 19 51
    6 Port Vale 32 7 51
    7 Gillingham 33 6 48
    8 Southend 32 5 47
    9 Oxford Utd 33 2 47
    10 Stevenage 32 12 45
    11 Torquay 31 10 44
    12 Crewe 32 8 42
    13 Accrington 30 -1 42
    14 Cheltenham 33 -8 41
    15 Northampton 32 -3 40
    16 Lincoln City 31 -16 38
    17 Hereford 31 -7 37
    18 Aldershot 32 -8 37
    19 Morecambe 33 -10 37
    20 Bradford 32 -11 37
    21 Macclesfield 30 -9 35
    22 Barnet 33 -20 30
    23 Burton Albion 27 -6 29
    24 Stockport 33 -40 28


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