Robins Watchin - The Form Of The Foe

Last updated : 25 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

Cheltenham Town are a side reborn this term under Mark Yates who  saved them from the drop last year. The Robins are certainly bob, bob, bobbin along and look good for a playoff punt this season after another impressive scalp at Port Vale on Saturday.   They beat our next opponents  thanks to a winner from number 9 Jeff Goulding, who notched his 9th of the season courtesy of right back and Valiant old boy Keith Lowe’s assist.

Thirteen goal Wesley Thomas and Brian Smikle, with 6 assists, will also provide food for thought for an Imps defence that let in another 3 on Saturday.  The danger will come from all over the park, Joshua Low,  Keith Lowe, Danny Andrew, Wesley Thomas, Sean Jeffers have also set up 3 or more goals this season,

Andy Gallinagh their in form centreback will not be playing instead undergoing a hernia operation on the day of the game. There is further good news for the Imps attack with centre half Martin Riley also unlikely to make the game.

To cut to the chase here are the Robins facts & Stats  and Heroes & Villains 2010/11

Form & Seasonal Highs & Lows

Biggest Home Win 4-0 Bradford City
Biggest Away Win Aldershot Town 0-2, Accrington Stanley 2-4, Macclesfield Town 0-2
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Bury, 0-2 Southend United
Heaviest Away Defeat Chesterfield 3-0
Highest Score Rotherham United 6-4

Longest Winning Sequence
2 matches:  Aldershot Town A , Northampton Town H

Longest Losing Sequence
2 games: Chesterfield A, Bury H

Longest spell Unbeaten 
6 games: Port Vale, at Accrington Stanley, at Hereford United, Morecambe, at Macclesfield Town, at Shrewsbury Town


Home Form

The Robins are ranked 12th in respect of our home prowess.

P 12 W 5 D 3 L 4 F 15 A 13 GC 2

Away Form

The Robins are ranked 3rd in the league away from home.

P 13 W 5 D 4 L 4 F 21 A 22 GC-1

Overall position

The Robins are currently 9th in Npower League 2 with the following tale of the tape.

P 25 W 10 D 7 L 8 F 36 A 35 GC 1

The Ker-ching Crowds

Highest Gate 4349 Oxford United
Lowest Gate 2229 Southend United
Average Attendance 3027
Aggregate Attendance 36334

Cheltenham's Heroes & Villains.

Goal Takers
13 Wesley Thomas
9 Jeff Goulding
4 Joshua Low,
3 Brian Smikle
2 Danny Andrew, Marlon Pack, Sean Jeffers
1 Keith Lowe, John Melligan, Robin Shroot

Goal Makers
6 Brian Smikle,
4 Jeff Goulding, Joshua Low,
3 Keith Lowe, Danny Andrew, Wesley Thomas, Sean Jeffers
1 Marlon Pack, David Bird, Frankie Artus

Keeper Corner

Scott P Brown
Games 30 (L2-26 FAC- 2 LC- 1 JPT 1) 
Saves 140 (L2-118 FAC-10 LC-5 JPT-7)
Clean sheets 8  (L2-7 FAC- 1)

Yellow Cards

4 Jeff Goulding, Danny Andrew, Michael Pook
3 Joshua Low, Wesley Thomas, Sean Jeffers
2 Marlon Pack, Martin Riley,
1 Keith Lowe, David Bird, Frankie Artus, Theo Lewis

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