Swindon Town 0 Cheltenham Town 3

Goals: Cheltenham – Jake Andrews 41, Mohamed Eisa 49, 71

Venue: The County Ground

Attendance: 6,658

THE game got under way with Swindon winning every high ball and dominating all the possession and getting quite a few corners to their name, making the home fans cheer regularly.

From 15 minutes onwards, the game went more Cheltenham’s way, although they had no major chances.

In the 31st minute, James Dunne was sent off until referee Tom Nield realised he had pulled out the wrong card and instead gave him a yellow, much to Town’s relief.

In the 40th minute, Cheltenham took the lead through a tidy free-kick from Jake Andrews which went into the top corner.

In added time, Swindon’s Timi Elsnik hit the crossbar from the edge of the box.

Half-Time: Swindon Town 0 Cheltenham Town 1

Four minutes into the second half, Cheltenham got another goal, this time through Mohamed Eisa after some sloppy defending from Town.

The game went by with Town only having a few chances, with the biggest being when Luke Norris passed to Marc Richards but he was not able to create enough power on his shot to get it past the Cheltenham goalkeeper.

Cheltenham got a third goal after a quick counter attack, which was well finished off by Eisa.

Despite having the majority of the attacks in the last 20 minutes, Swindon failed to take away Cheltenham’s clean sheet.

Full-Time: Swindon Town 0 Cheltenham Town 3

In my opinion, my man of the match was Rollin Menayese, who was consistent in defence. I felt the stick Matt Taylor got at the end of the game from the fans was unfair as he has no experience as a manager and was thrown straight in at the deep end. It can’t be easy to play and manage at the same time.