Robins' youngsters into next round of FA Youth Cup
Cheltenham Town U18s have secured a spot in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Youth cup after a convincing 6-0 victory over New College Swindon at the World of Smile Stadium.
Striker Lewis Thompson opened the scoring for the hosts, slotting home from the edge of the box after a clever lay-off from Alex Dinsmore.
Ollie Hunt almost equalised for New College but his shot hit the bar from 20 yards following great work down the right from Ben Lodge.
The Cheltenham lead was doubled after Lewis Thompson supplied a perfectly weighted through ball to Joe Hance who confidently beat the keeper when one-on-one.
Luke Thomas made it three in the 35th minute when he curled in a fine left footed strike from 20 yards, assisted by good work from Jordan Lymn.
Joe Hance made it 4-0 at half time with an absolute screamer from 30 yards, curling his effort over the keeper and into the top corner to take his tally to two for the night.
Birthday boy James McCarthy made it five just after the break with a beautifully struck strike from 25 yards which gave the New College keeper no chance.
The second half was a more even affair, with Cheltenham struggling to break down a hard working visitor defense.
The Robins did manage to make it six through Jordan Lymn in the 79th minute, the full back slotting home with a confident finish past the keeper after a good ball from Josh Thomas had put him in.
Cheltenham pushed for another goal late on but were denied by some good defending and the match finished 6-0.
Watch Cheltenham boss Jamie Victory's reflection on the game here: