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Match Preview: Reading (A)

15 August 2023

The Robins are back in away action this evening as we take on Reading (8:00PM) at the Select Car Leasing Stadium in Sky Bet League One.

Wade Elliott and his side are still looking for their first win of the season, after falling to a 3-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers this past weekend. The Royals are also winless in their opening two league games, most recently losing 1-0 to Port Vale on Saturday, after missing a first half penalty.

The Robins' visit to the Select Car Leasing Stadium is the clubs first in its history. The two sides have only met four times, all of those coming in the FA Cup. Reading ran out narrow 2-1 winners in the last meeting between the two at Elm Park back in 1998.

Tickets are still available to buy for tonight's match, in person at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Robins supporters can purchase match tickets from the South Stand ticket office between gates 9 and 10 from 6:30PM.

Supporters travelling to the game who need to collect their tickets can also do so from the South Stand ticket office.

The prices for tickets bought on the day of the game are as follows:

 

South Stand

 

Standard Price

Adult

£27

Senior (65+)

£19

18-24

£16

17 & Under

£11

12 & Under

£9

*Please note that the Select Car Leasing Stadium is a cashless stadium, so all payments are card only.

If you are unable to attend tonight's match against Reading, you can still watch the game on iFollow for £10 by purchasing our Video Match Pass.

Travel Club Information:

A quick reminder of the itinerary for all Robins fans travelling to Reading with the travel club this afternoon.

The Official CTFC Travel Club will depart the Completely-Suzuki Stadium for Reading at 4:00PM.

By purchasing tickets you agree to the terms and conditions of travel, which can be found here.

If you did not collect your match tickets in advance they will be left with the on board steward for collection.

Please note that seating plans are drawn up in advance and changes on the day may not be possible. If you have specific seating requests please e-mail the Ticket Office with details.

If you are making your own way to the game, see below for directions to the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

We hope those making the journey to the Select Car Leasing Stadium enjoy their evening and we'd like to thank you all again for your continued support!

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Match Reports

Report and reaction: Reading 1-0 Robins

15 August 2023

Cheltenham Town's first ever league encounter with former Premier League club Reading ended with a narrow defeat.

In the end it took an unfortunate own goal to split the sides at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

Will Ferry was the unlucky man on his impressive first start of the season.

Neither team had scored a league goal coming into this one and it probably showed on the night, but Wade Elliott's side showed plenty of grit and determination to take the Royals all the way here.

Yes, they were indebted to a string of decent saves by Luke Southwood but at the other end there were some positive signs in attack, although that first goal of the season proved elusive.

There was never any doubt that this early run of games was going to present a stern test to Wade Elliott's men and it doesn't get any easier with this Saturday's visit to Fratton Park.

Despite the boss's frustration he was keen to focus on the positives after the match.

"I thought we were excellent in the second half and I was proud of that," Elliott said.

"The whole performance, really. I don't think there was a lot in it in the first half either. The players have left everything out there tonight.

"I just said to them in the dressing room, as tough as it is you just have to put yourself back on the line again. We can either feel sorry for ourselves or we can put ourselves on the line to go again."

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There were some encouraging glimpses in the opening 45 minutes but it was the promotion favourites who carried a single-goal lead into the break.

Cheltenham started well enough, probing the Reading defence but it was the former Royals number one Southwood who made the early saves, most notably to prevent Matty Carson scoring from distance.

With 33 minutes on the clock the home side scored the only goal of the game courtesy of Ferry's misfortune, inadvertently lifting Caylan Vicker's strike over the outstretched arms of his goalkeeper.

It could have been worse as half-time approached but Southwood was equal to Vickers' low effort from 12 yards while Kelvin Ehiubhatiomhan saw a deflected effort sail wide.

Elliott's side though were the more ambitious side after the break and created the better chances.

A purposeful run by Will Ferry down the left created a great chance for Rob Street seven minutes after the restart, but Nelson Abbey made a vital intervention.

He went even closer in the 65th minute, firing just wide from 20 yards.

Lewis Freestone then forced a sharp save from David Button after he met Long's long throw with a clever looping header.

The hosts were restricted to an angled effort by substitute Femi Azeez but Southwood pushed it away.

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READING (4-4-2): Button; Mbengue (Yiadom 61), Bindon, Abbey (c), Carson (McIntyre 61); Camara, Wing (Hutchinson 78), Savage, Knibbs (Azeez 61); Vickers, Ehiubhatiomhan (Tuma 78). Subs not used: Boyce-Clarke, Dean.

CHELTENHAM TOWN (3-5-2): Southwood; Long (c), Davies, Freestone; Smith (Thompson 70), Sercombe (Adulai 78), Hammond, Chapman (Goodwin 70), Ferry (Williams 78); Street, Keena. Subs not used: Harris (Gk), Bradbury, Adshead.

REFEREE: B Speedie

ATTENDANCE: 10,787 (584 Robins fans)

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Ticket News

Tickets & Travel for Reading

4 August 2023

Tickets and travel for our upcoming trip to face Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium are now available.

The Robins take on the Royals in Berkshire on Tuesday 15th August (8:00PM) and you can now purchase your tickets and coach travel here or via the CTFC ticket office.

Cheltenham supporters will be seated in the South Stand and Family Area. Should those tickets sell out, then seats will be made available in the Upper West Stand.

Away tickets are unable to be produced digitally, and so physical tickets must be collected. 

Any tickets not collected from the Completely-Suzuki Stadium by the morning of 15th August, will be taken to the Select Car Leasing Stadium for collection on the day.

Home Supporters who are part of a Member Card scheme qualify for discounted admission, this offer has been extended to Cheltenham Town season ticket holders. 

You will need to know the Customer Number (CTFCxxxxxxx) of all season ticket holders in your party to be able to apply the tickets to their account.  Failure to input a correct customer number will result in the standard prices being charged at checkout.

Ticket prices for the match are as follows:

 

South Stand

Upper West Stand

 

Season Ticket Holder Price

Standard Price

Season Ticket Holder Price

Standard Price

Adult

£22

£27

£24

£29

Senior (65+)

£16

£19

£18

£21

18-24

£13

£16

£15

£18

17 & Under

£8

£11

£10

£13

12 & Under

£6

£9

£7

£10

 

Family Area

 

Season Ticket Holder Price

Standard Price

Adult

£18

£23

Senior (65+)

£16

£19

18-24

£13

£16

17 & Under

£5

£8

12 & Under

£2

£5

*Please note that no adults will be admitted without children, and no children without adults in the Family Area. 

 

Travel Club Information:

The Official CTFC Travel Club will depart the Completely-Suzuki Stadium for Reading at 4:00PM.

Non Members - £18

Members - £14

Young Robins - £7

By purchasing tickets you agree to the terms and conditions of travel, which can be found here.

If you do not collect your match tickets in advance they will be left with the on board steward for collection.

Please note that seating plans are drawn up in advance and changes on the day may not be possible. If you have specific seating requests please e-mail the Ticket Office with details.

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