Date: 16th July 2014 at 9:59pm
Written by:

Mark Yates Cheltenham team picked up their first win of pre season so far with a one nil victory over Bristol Rovers yesterday evening.

It took a second half effort from Byron Harrison to secure us the win on home soil and it would’ve been the boost everyone wanted to see following on from the draw and loss to Evesham and Wolves so far – even though Evesham was markedly a younger side.

Fans would’ve wanted the victory in this one as much as the manager, and that was what the team produced.

Despite the extremely narrow nature of the scoreline, Town were in control of the game for large parts of the match, and whilst Rovers had a few chances littered about the 90 minutes, we had far more and should’ve probably won by a greater scoreline all told.

Of course the key point was a good performance though, a boost to confidence with the win and another run out for the players as they continue to build fitness ahead of the coming season.

For a full match report please click here.


Carson, Vaughan, Brown, Elliott (Deaman 23), Black (Braham-Barrett 61), Haworth (Kotwica 72), Hall (Hanks 83), Taylor, Richards, Harrison, Gornell (Sterling-James 40).


McNamara, Williams.

Bristol Rovers:

Mildenhall, Higgins (Mitchell 65), Brown, Lockyer, McChrystal, Parkes, Mansell, Clarke (Gosling 51), Harrison (White 51), Taylor, Sinclair (Ward-Baptiste 89).


Preston, Lucas, Greenslade, Thomas.

Att: 762 (239 from Bristol Rovers).