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MATCH PACK: Brentford (Carabao Cup)

26 August 2018

Cheltenham Town's match in the second round of the Carabao Cup against Brentford will take place on Tuesday 28 August at 7.45pm.

It may be the final chance for Robins fans to visit Brentford's Griffin Park ground as the Bees are planning to move to a new stadium during next season.


Admission prices have been set at £5.00 for terraces. Under-18s will pay £1 either seating or standing.

Visiting supporters will be situated in the Brook Road Stand behind one goal, which features standing accommodation.

Tickets will be available both in advance from the Cheltenham Town ticket office and at the turnstiles on the day of the match.


The supporters coach will depart from Whaddon Road at 4pm and the fares will be £12 for concession members; £14 for adult members and concession non-members; and £16 for adult non-members.

In focus: Brentford v Robins

Cheltenham Town are bidding to reach the third round for the first time when they travel to Brentford, currently riding high in the Championship.

Russell Milton takes the Robins to Griffin Park for the fourth occasion since 2003 when goals by Grant McCann (from the penalty spot) and Martin Devaney earned Bobby Gould's side a point in a League One game marred by Julian Alsop's second half sending off.

The big striker had scored in the reverse fixture six months previously, dramatically winning 1-0 at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium – one of 10 that season which ultimately saw the Robins slip back to League Two.

The two clubs went toe-to-toe again in the third tier during the 2006/07 campaign. This time the Robins completed a league double thanks to a 2-0 scoreline on both occasions, helping secure a place in League One for a second consecutive season.

In the cup the west Londoners, then managed by Martin Allen, were well beaten in the first of two contests between the two sides in this competition.

The first at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium saw JJ Melligan, Gavin Caines, Jamie Victory and Grant McCann (twice) grab the goals in a comprehensive 5-0 victory in 2005. The Bees triumphed 2-1 in the second, Shaun Jeffers with the goal for Mark Yates' side at Griffin Park in 2010.

Brentford have started this campaign well and sit pretty in eighth position. They have comfortably won their two home matches against Rotherham United (5-1) and Sheffield Wednesday (2-0), picking up draws at Stoke City (1-1) and Aston Villa (2-2). The come into Tuesday's match off the back of their first defeat this term after the 1-0 reverse at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.


Brentford 2 (Simpson 31, Woodman 35), Robins 1 (Jeffers 61)
August 10, 2010 (League Cup)

Brentford 0, Robins 2 (Gillespie 8, Melligan 47)
April 7, 2007 (League One)

Robins 2 (Odejayi 5, 75), Brentford 0
November 24, 2006 (League One)

Robins 5 (Melligan 5, Caines 55, Victory 69, McCann 78, 81), Brentford 0
August 23, 2005 (League Cup)

Brentford 2 (Dobson 63, O'Connor 78), Robins 2 (McCann 23 pen, Devaney 29)
April 5, 2003 (League One)

Robins 1 (Alsop 90), Brentford 0
November 30, 2002 (League One)

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