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In Pictures: Robins 1, Accrington 2

19 January 2014

Check out the best images from the weekend's defeat to Accrington.

It's three defeats in a row for the Robins with Accrington the latest team to upset the odds at the Abbey Business Stadium.

The first half performance from Cheltenham Town was not good enough and sloppy mistakes continually caused problems with Accrington quickly capitalising. Former Robins trialist George Bowerman opened the scoring just quarter of an hour into the match after peeling away from his marker and placing a neat header into the bottom corner of the net. Mark Yates' men did improve after that point and could have even found themselves back level had the crossbar not denied a stunning strike from Jamie Cureton. Fresh from that denial however and Accrington were on the counter attack with Luke Joyce slamming in the ball from close range courtesy of a left wing cross.

The second half saw a vast improvement for Cheltenham Town but they had it all to do and early efforts from Gornell and Cureton offered hope. Kemar Roofe started to dictate the flow of the game but the young attacking midfielder missed a wonderful opportunity to score from Deering's cross and put it over the bar from just yards out. Roofe's freekick minutes later had to be pushed wide by Bettinelli but the Robins had their goal on 72 minutes courtesy of a superb Jamie Cureton volley into the roof of the net.

Efforts from Roofe and Elliott threatened an equaliser but Accrington held on to record a vital three points and heap pressure on their hosts.

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