Check out the best images from the Capital One Cup clash away at West Ham United.
West Ham may have ran out 2-1 victors in the Capital One Cup but Cheltenham Town deserved so much more with a strong performance.
A first ever competitive meeting between both sides drew an attendance of over 23,000 and 1,500 Cheltenham supporters made the journey into London to support the Robins at the Boleyn Ground. The atmosphere was electric and Cheltenham Town more than held their own but a magnificent freekick from Ricardo Vaz Te minutes before half time dealt a severe blow for Mark Yates' men.
The first half had ended on a sour note for Cheltenham and the start of the second half didn't get much better when Ravel Morrison, on his full debut, buried a shot past Scott Brown to make it 2-0 to West Ham. Cheltenham didn't give up though and, buoyed by the support of their travelling fans, got themselves back into the game after Jermaine McGlashan was flattened by West Ham's new goalkeeper Adrian. Matt Richards stepped up to score his third goal of the season from the spot and Cheltenham went in search of a cup upset.
Despite good chances on goal for Russ Penn, Byron Harrison and Zack Kotwica, the Robins could find no way through as time began to run out. West Ham should have had a few more goals themselves had it not been for the strong performances of Inniss, Elliott and Brown but Cheltenham had to settle for defeat. A loss it may have been but the fans went home happy with what a performance that more than matched strong Premier League opponents.
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