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FIFA 20: Robins 3-0 Salford City - report

22 March 2020

George Lloyd, Luke Varney and Tom Nichols found the net as Cheltenham Town breezed past their UltimateQuaranTeam first-round opponents Salford City at Court Lane.

It was a case of two familar opponents with both teams playing in the same division but with recently appointed club eSports representative Jake McAlary in control, the virtual Robins looked a class above from the off. 

McAlary's Cheltenham were off to a flying start after eight minutes (roughly 60 seconds) as the ball was squared for George Lloyd to finish into the top corner. 

Salford, represented by pacey first-team winger Bruno Andrade, were then shown a clean pair of heels by Luke Varney. The 37-year-old using every inch of his experience to double the advantage when one on one just before half-time. 

On FIFA they say a two-goal lead can be a dangerous one, but it wasn't to be on this occasion, as substitute Tom Nichols outragously ball-rolled the goalkeeper before tapping into an empty net with the last kick-off the game to seal an emphatic win. 

Stay tuned over the next few days for details of who we will face in the second round!

ROBINS 4-4-2: Flinders (Gk), Long, Tozer (c), Boyle, Hussey, Lloyd, Thomas, Doyle-Hayes, May (Nichols 80), Varney (Reid 80), Addai. 

Subs not used: Raglan, Clements, Sheaf, Ince, Greaves.


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