Match Report: Cheltenham Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Cheltenham Town defeated Crawley to move up to 19th, further away from the relegation zone- Billy Waters ran the show, as goals from him and Munns helped to give Cheltenham a comfortable victory over Crawley. The loss for Crawley means they slip outside the play-off places.


Cheltenham started the more brightly of the two sides and deservedly took the lead through the energetic Billy Waters inside three minutes, when he slotted his shot past Crawley goalkeeper Morris. Cheltenham continued to dominated proceedings through the first half and were unlucky not be more than just the one goal up.

Cheltenham continued to pressurise the Crawley Town defence, and it seemed inevitable that a goal would come soon. Luckily for them, it did and it was courtesy of a Jack Munns effort after a mad scramble in the box which delighted the Robins faithful. The way Cheltenham were going about their business it would surely be a case of how many? But no, a wonder goal from Aliu Djalo gave Crawley real hope. Daniel Wright should of put the game to bed, but his effort struck the post before Crawley had a great chance to equalise but Cheltenham held out to claim a precious three points to the pure joy of the supporters and manager Gary Johnson.

Man of the Match

Billy Waters:

Must of covered every shade of grass. Was absolutely outstanding in every sense, his energy and tenacity drove Cheltenham forward. He could be key into helping to sustain Cheltenham’s stay in the Football League if he carries on this type of form- absolutely merits the Man of the Match award.

Billy Waters seen here- running with the ball in a Vanrama National game last season. Image courtesy from the official Cheltenham Town Website, 30th October 2015.


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