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24 October 2023 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Report and reaction: Blackpool 3-2 Robins

24 October 2023

The Robins fought back from three goals down but fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Will Goodwin netted twice but it wasn't enough to answer back the first goals from Shane Lavery, Jordan Rhodes and Karamoko Dembele.

Moments after the final whistle, manager Darrell Clarke said:

"We're obviously dissapointed with the first half defending but in the second half the response was really good.

"We've got to take the positives out of it but there is still a lot of work to do.

"We really appreciate the support tonight and we'll be working hard to turn it around on Saturday."

The hosts began procedings in control, having the lionshare of possesion as they searched for an early opener.

But it was the Robins who went closest first, as Goodwin's effort needed diverting behind by Daniel Grimshaw on 15 minutes.

The Seasiders came even closer just a minute later, as Karamoko Dembele raced in on goal before blasting an effort that rattled the top of the crossbar.

The pressure began to mount and they would take the lead just moments later, as Rhodes headed back across goal for his teammate Lavery to nod home.

Rhodes, quite fortuitously, had a goal of his own just after the half hour mark as Kenny Dougall's long range free-kick hit the front man on its way to goal, wrong footing Luke Southwood.

Dembele then made it three, making amends for his earlier miss firing home a left footed half volley in the bottom corner.

The Robins were right up against it, but managed to reduce the deficit just before the break, as Goodwin worked the space before finishing well off of the far post.

Gaffer Clarke made four changes at the interval to try and further the Robins momentum in the second 45.

That brought a far more competitive battle under the lights, a real contest of a second half that saw both sides neck and neck.

Town got a second just four minutes from time, when another of the substitutes Rob Street headed across goal before Goodwin managed to bundle home his second of the game.

But it wasn't to be enough and the Robins couldn't quite earn the point their performance deserved.

BLACKPOOL (3-4-1-2): Grimshaw; Connolly (C), Pennington, Morgan (Weir 79), Dembele (Carey 66), Dougall, Rhodes, Lavery (Kouassi 66), Casey, Hamilton, Thompson. Subs not used: O'Donnell (Gk), Lyons, Ekpiteta, Dale

CHELTENHAM TOWN (3-4-3): Southwood; Long (C) (Bevan 46), B.Williams, Bradbury (Thompson 46), Freestone, Sercombe, Goodwin, Ferry (Lloyd 46), Smith, Bonds (Street 77), Malcolm (Butler-Oyedeji 46). Subs not used: Harris (Gk), Olayinka

REFEREE: A Herczeg

ATTENDANCE: 9,288 (150 from Cheltenham)

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Tickets and travel for Blackpool

5 October 2023

Tickets and travel for our trip to Bloomfield Road to take on Blackpool later this month are now available.

Darrell Clarke's Robins head north to take on Neil Critchley's outfit on Tuesday 24th October (7:45PM) in the first meeting between the two sides since April 2017.

Blackpool have allocated Cheltenham supporters seats in the East Stand.

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

Any tickets not collected from the Completely-Suzuki Stadium by the morning of Tuesday 24th October will be taken to Bloomfield Road for collection on the day from the visitors ticket booth, located next to the away turnstiles.

The ticket prices for Robins fans attending this fixture are as follows:

Adult

£25

Senior (65+)

£21

Young Person 18-21

£21

Under 18

£11

Under 12

£7

Disabled supporters will pay the relevant price for their age category, and are entitled to a carer ticket free of charge where needed, a medium/high level of DLA/PIP is required.

Travel Club Information:

The Official CTFC Travel Club will be departing the Completely-Suzuki Stadium for Bloomfield Road at 2:30PM.

Non Members - £26

Members - £22

Young Robins - £11

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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