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In Pictures: Robins 2, Brewers 2

4 August 2013

Check out the best images from the weekend's 2-2 draw at home to Burton Albion.

An eventful 2-2 draw opener the new League Two season for Cheltenham as they played host to Burton Albion.

Burton Albion almost took the lead on 14 seconds when Alex MacDonald burst through the middle of Cheltenham's defence but Scott brown did enough to put pressure on the midfielder and he put it wide. It was Cheltenham that started to look the brighter with some troublesome attacks and they could have had a penalty when Terry Gornell was tripped in the box but the referee handed Burton a freekick and showed the Robins striker a yellow card for simulation. The Robins continued the pressure however and they soon had the lead on 18 minutes when Scott Brown's goal kick almost looped in over Jordan Pickford but the goalkeeper clawed the ball out into the path of Cureton who made no mistake in putting it into the back of the net. Unfortunately, by scoring the goal, Cureton was injured and was forced off the pitch with a dislocated shoulder.

Byron Harrison had replaced the injured striker and he made his own impact on 32 minutes when McGlashan's shot was well blocked but only into the path of the substitute who calmly slotted it in for 2-0. Burton were handed a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty minutes before half time after an apparent hand ball by Russ Penn. The spot kick was converted by Billy Kee and Burton were back in the game.

The second half was a lively affair but Burton grabbed an equaliser through Rory Delap after a corner was poorly defended. That goal took the wind out of Cheltenham but they did come close to re-taking the lead when Sam Deering's stunning effort cannoned back off the bar and Zack Kotwica, on his professional debut, put his effort over the bar in the dying embers of the game. A 2-2 draw between two positive looking sides.

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