Swindon 1-0 Cheltenham- Match Report
Report of match 10th March 2012
Swindon 1-0 Cheltenham- Match Report.
Benson on-song in Swindon win
Paul Benson scored for the seventh time in eight games as Swindon moved seven points clear at the top of npower League Two with a 1-0 win at home to promotion rivals Cheltenham.
Cheltenham were gifted the chance to take a 31st-minute lead when Oliver Risser clumsily bundled over Darryl Duffy to concede a needless penalty.
Duffy dusted himself down to take the resulting spot-kick only to see his low shot towards the right corner pushed out by Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
Duffy's misery was compounded four minutes later when Benson buried a half volley at the back post after Alessandro Cibocchi's cross had evaded three Cheltenham defenders to pick out the striker.
Foderingham was called into action again in the opening seconds of the second half to beat away Jermaine McGlashan's effort after the winger had cut in from the right.
Benson and Luke Rooney both forced good saves from Cheltenham goalkeeper Jack Butland while the luckless Duffy wasted two good close range chances to earn the visitors a draw.
|Competition: npower League Two Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: County Ground Attendance: 10,659|
|1 - 0||Cheltenham T.
|-||Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.|
|90+0||Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.|
|90+0||Corner, Cheltenham Town.|
|84||Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jeff Goulding replaces Jermaine McGlashan.|
|83||Substitution, Swindon Town. Raffaele De Vita replaces Luke Rooney.|
|77||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|64||Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Spencer replaces Russell Penn.|
|58||Substitution, Swindon Town. Lee Cox replaces Jonathan Smith.|
|58||Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Bagasan Graham replaces Kaid Mohamed.|
|51||Corner, Cheltenham Town.|
|50||Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Tehoue replaces Billy Bodin.|
|-||Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.|
|45+0||First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.|
|35||Goal! Swindon Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Paul Benson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alessandro Cibocchi with a cross.|
|31||Daryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|27||Corner, Cheltenham Town.|
|19||Alan McCormack (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|18||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|5||Corner, Cheltenham Town.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|