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Friendly: Robins defeat Hartpury 2-0 in training ground friendly

25 September 2018

Cheltenham Town ran out 2-0 winners against Hartpury College in a friendly at Seasons this afternoon.

Goals either side of half-time handed the Robins the victory in a competitive match against a side made up of players from the Southern and Hellenic Leagues, as well as a handful of former youth products.

Michael Duff and his coaching team were on the sidelines as Cheltenham, featuring eight professionals, created a string of early chances to take the lead.

The trialist got the opener, a well taken strike from an angle down the right midway through the first half.

George Lloyd added the second three minutes after the restart, capitalising on a mistake by a defender before rounding the goalkeeper to finish.

“It was a competitive match against a Hartpury side so we’re happy with the way it went," said Aaron Downes, Head of Academy Coaching.

“That’s three games in as many weeks which is great. It gives a chance for players to come back from injury, improve their fitness or impress the manager.

“It’s important to give the lads that aren’t playing some game time so they’re ready when we need them.

“Match fitness is the most important thing for these players given the size of our squad."

CHELTENHAM TOWN (4-4-2): Lovett; Handley, Horton, Debayo, Field (Brennan 72); Lloyd, Clements, Tozer, McAlinden (Dawes 72); Mooney (Addai 48), Trialist.

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