CHELTENHAM. Cheltenham Town beats Exeter City 3-1. Exeter City was much better in terms of ball possession (73%).
Sam Nombe didn’t convert a decisive penalty (12′). That would have allowed Exeter City to draw the match.
The match was played at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium stadium in Cheltenham on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Anthony Backhouse with the help of Andrew Bennett and Steve Durnall. The 4th official was Mark Derrien. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.48 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
- ! 27 Ball Possession 73
- 11 Total 12
- 6 On Target 5
- 4 Off Target 3
- 1 Shots blocked 4
- 56 Attack 115
- 26 Dangerous attack 47
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 1
- 1 Corners 6
- 4 Off Sides 1
- 12 Total 8
- 5 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 4
Exeter City had a superior ball possession 73% while Cheltenham Town was struggling with a 27% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Exeter City was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Cheltenham Town found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Cheltenham Town shot 10 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Exeter City shot 12 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.
Cheltenham Town received 5 yellow cards (Caleb Taylor, Elliot Bonds, Luke Southwood, Will Ferry and Ryan Broom). On the opposite side, Exeter City received 2 yellow cards (Will Aimson and Josh Key).
After playing this match, Cheltenham Town will have 43 points to remain in the 17th place. On the other side, Exeter City will stay with 46 points like Fleetwood Town to sit in the 13th place.
In the next match in the League One, Cheltenham Town will host Charlton Athletic on the 6th of May with a 3-0 head to head statistic in favor of Cheltenham Town (1 draw).
Exeter City will host Morecambe on the 7th of May with a 9-5 head to head record in favor of Exeter City (11 draws).
Cheltenham Town – Formation
Cheltenham Town adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Wade Elliott decided to play with the following team: Luke Southwood, Ryan Jackson, Sean Long, Thomas Bradbury, Liam Sercombe, Ryan Broom, Will Ferry, Elliott Bonds, Caleb Taylor, Alfie May and Aidan Keena.
The home team had on the bench: Benjamin Williams, James Olayinka, Glen Rea, Will Goodwin, Taylor Perry, Elkan Baggott and Shaun MacDonald.
Cheltenham Town made 4 changes: Ryan Jackson for Taylor Perry (46′), A. Keena for Will Goodwin (75′), Liam Sercombe for Glen Rea (75′) and Alfie May for James Olayinka (83′).
Exeter City – Formation
Also Exeter City adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Gary Caldwell played with: Jamal Blackman, Pierce Sweeney, Will Aimson, Demetri Mitchell, Archie Collins, Josh Key, Kgagelo Chauke, Sam Nombe, Jay Stansfield, Jonathan Grounds and Joe White.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Josh Coley, Jack Sparkes, Jake Caprice, Rekeem Harper, Harry Lee, Kevin McDonald and James Scott.
Exeter City made 4 changes: Kgaogelo Chauke for Kevin McDonald (71′), Jay Stansfield for James Scott (71′), Joe White for Jake Caprice (87′) and Jonathan Grounds for Josh Coley (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Wycombe Wanderers – Barnsley – 0-1
- Port Vale – Burton Albion – 2-3
- Plymouth Argyle – Forest Green Rovers – 2-0
- Morecambe – Oxford United – 1-1
- Lincoln City – Peterborough United – 0-3
- Ipswich Town – Shrewsbury Town – 2-0
- Derby County – Fleetwood Town – 0-2
- Cheltenham Town – Exeter City – 3-1
- Cambridge United – Charlton Athletic – 1-2
- Bristol Rovers – Portsmouth – 0-2
- Accrington Stanley – Milton Keynes Dons – 0-1