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Report: Cinderford Town 0-3 Robins

10 July 2021

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Cheltenham Town kicked off their preparations for the forthcoming League One campaign with a friendly win against Cinderford Town.

Hundreds of supporters were at the Causeway to watch Michael Duff's side, who notched a comfortable victory thanks to two goals by Andy Williams and a third by Felix Miles.

Williams and Matty Blair each had a pair of chances before the striker finally the broke the deadlock against the Southern Premier Division One side.

He put Duff's side ahead at the Causeway with a beauty nine minutes before the break, finding the top corner with a left footer from 20 years.

Will Boyle was a whisker away from extended the lead on the stroke of half-time, denied by a fine stop by the triallist goalkeeper.

Williams then doubled the advantage four minutes after the restart, meeting Joe Hunt's cross from the right with a fine header.

Second year scholar Miles was bright throughout and deserved his goal, seizing a loose ball before thumping home the third from close-range.

Then Duff rang the changes after an hour and replaced his entire team which included trialist Toby Holland in midfield.

They went on to create the couple of headed chances but Sean Long and Liam Sercombe were denied by smart stops.

Owen Evans barely had a thing to do in his 60-minute appearance but Scott Flinders was alert to make three saves in the closing stages as Cinderford rallied.

But this was a satisfactory start to the summer friendlies ahead of Duff's side's trip to Evesham United on Tuesday evening.

CHELTENHAM TOWN FIRST 60 MINUTES: Evans; Hunt, Horton, Boyle, Freestone; Blair, Thomas, Miles, Alridge; Lloyd, Williams.

CHELTENHAM TOWN LAST 30 MINUTES: Flinders; Armitage, Tozer, Clark, Hussey; Long, Holland, Clements, Sercombe; May, Ebanks.

REFEREE: A Shepherd


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