Cheltenham vs Forest Green by Luke
Cheltenham managed to get an important victory away from home last Saturday evening when the team visited Chesterfield and celebrated the three pointer with a 2:0 result. They were simply better than the opponents and managed to take the lead when it was needed the most, just before the halftime whistle via Eisa in 44th minute.
Continued being bette in the second half as well, scoring the second goal in 68th minute again via Eisa, while the hosts tried to respond from then on, but it was more of the things that the visitors got a bit more passive being already satisfied with the lead. This was fourth consecutive match without defeat for Cheltnham (having three victories and one draw), as the side climbed up now close to the middle of the table with fourteen points, having nine more than relegating worried sides.
They will surely rotate the team a bit, but as their manager said, it won't be a young team that he picks, because he wants to keep the momentum.
Forest Green, on the other hand, continued with very poor results in League Two, coming from a 0:1 narrow defeat against Accrington at home. They were generally passive during the match and even though the visiting side didn't impress a lot during the ninety minutes, they were looking always closer to score the goal and did deserve the victory.
Only goal was scored back in 56th minute via Conneely, which is now third consecutive defeat for Forest Green, more importantly without a single goal scored during these three. The team is now sharing the rock bottom position with five points earned only in first eleven rounds together with Port Vale and Chesterfield. Away from home they've been unimpressive so far in League Two with a point taken out of first five visits. No doubt that the guests are also looking for changes in this one.
- Forest Green didn't win in last five official matches on the road.
These two sides haven't meet so far in League Two, but it's obvious that we are speaking close to level difference here. Forest Green is struggling big time in the league and I can't see them being very fired up on the road in this competition. Even if they were, players of Cheltenham are now on a nice run and surely having at least a bit more individual quality in every line.