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In Pictures: Robins 2, Pompey 2

8 September 2013

Check out the best images from this weekend's 2-2 draw versus Portsmouth.

Jermaine McGlashan struck late to snatch a point from Portsmouth in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Abbey Business Stadium.

In fact, Cheltenham could have won it right at the death had Terry Gornell's goal not been ruled out for offside with late footage revealing an incredibly tight call. It was hard earned point from a spirited Robins side but concerns still remain over defensive lapses.

Pompey were the ones to start on the front foot and collision between Ryan Inniss and Steve Elliott allowed Patrick Agyemang to take the lead early on. Portsmouth's football was of a high quality and at times Cheltenham were chasing shadows but a through ball from Terry Gornell gave Jermaine McGlashan the opportunity to level the scores on 36 minutes and the winger made no mistake as he rounded John Sullivan before equalising. Cheltenham finishing the first half with their tails up but Johnny Ertl's strike snatched back the lead and left the robins scratching their heads.

It was a much more competitive second half but Cheltenham began to work their way into the game with David noble doing a grand job in the middle of midfield. Three substitutions from Portsmouth and some questionable time wasting tactics gave Cheltenham the shot in the arm they needed. A mistake in the Portsmouth defence gave McGlashan the opportunity he needed and he rolled the ball past the wayward Sullivan and across the line for the injury time equaliser. Cheltenham could have won the game deep into injury time after Terry Gornell steered a cross into the back of the net but the linesman flag was up for offside amongst the roar of the Abbey Business Stadium crowd.

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