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 Date: Saturday, 10th March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: County Ground|
|1 - 0||Cheltenham T.
|19||Luke Rooney (De Vita 83)|
|24||Jonathan Smith (Cox 58)|
|31||Billy Bodin (Tehoue 50)|
|23||Raffaele De Vita (Rooney 83)|
|16||Lee Cox (Smith 58)|
|25||Jonathan Tehoue (Bodin 50)|
|16||Russell Penn (Spencer 64)|
|20||Jermaine McGlashan (Goulding 84)|
|23||Kaid Mohamed (Graham 58)|
|21||Bagasan Graham (Mohamed 58)|
|14||James Spencer (Penn 64)|
|10||Jeff Goulding (McGlashan 84)|
|Swindon Town cards shown|
|19 mins||Alan McCormack||Unsporting behaviour|
|Cheltenham T. cards shown|
|31 mins||Darryl Duffy||Unsporting behaviour|