A remarkable comeback seen Cheltenham Town come from 2-0 down to win the game 3-2.

Early in the first half, Eliot Richards converted a neat finish into the bottom corner to give Tranmere the lead, which was followed by another goal from midfielder Marc Laird. Rovers were extremely fortunate to have found themselves in such a comfortable position and 3 quick goals in 6 second half minutes seen Tranmere’s lead turned upside down. Goals from Matt Richards and Koby Arthur started the comeback, moments later, Bristol City loanee Jordan Wynter completed the comeback which resulted in Cheltenham Town earning a well deserved victory and three points.

 

[Tranmere Rovers]

[Owain Fon-Williams] Although he conceded three goals, he did infact make some                                                           terrific saves in the first half to keep Tranmere in the lead. 6.5
[Danny Woodards] Most of the attacks came through his position due to the lack of                                                      cover from the right side of midfield. 5.0
[Michael Ihiekwe] Played well at times and looked comfortable in the air. He resortedto                                               passing back to the keeper to often. 5.5
[Marcus Holness] Kept both of the Cheltenham strikers at bay, dominated in the air and                                            also looked calm on the ball. 6.0
[Matt Hill] Defensively solid on the left, prevented most of the attacks that came his                                        way. 6.0
[Max Power] Outplayed by the Cheltenham midfield and looked weak against the                                                opposition. 5.5
[Marc Laird] Very good performance, played well defensively and offensively. Took his goal well                          and was the best midfielder for the Rovers. 7.0
[Jason Koumas] Created some good chances and his movement and passing throughout                                          the game was very good. 6.5
[Jake Kirby] Looked scared to go forward and to attack, didn’t contribute much to the                                          game at all. 4.5
[Eliot Richards] Tranmere’s best chances came through him, he was the key to most of                                            the goalscoring challenges and he took his goal brilliantly. 8.5
[Cole Stockton] He didn’t create much of a threat upfront on his own and did not win any                                         of his aerial duels. 6.0

Substitutions

[Kayode Odejayi] Did not contain any sort of threat when he came on and there was no                                               link up play at all with fellow striker Stockton. 4.5
[James Rowe] Played well at times but he often made the wrong decisions towards the                                           final third. 5.0
[Danny Holmes] Came on to replace the struggling Woodards and played well in the                                                 circumstances. Got the ball forward and made some key passes. 6.0

 

 

[Cheltenham Town]

[Trevor Carson] Apart fro  the two goals, there was not too much that bothered the keeper, but                               overall he played fairly well. 6.5
[Lee Vaughan] Looked defensively solid and got forward well to provide some crosses to the                                  forwards. 6.0
[Matthew Taylor] Partnered well with Brown and looked solid in the air and composed at the back. 6.0
[Troy Brown] Played very well and was not troubled too much throughout the game. 5.5
[Craig Braham-Barratt] By far one of the best players on the pitch, drilled crosses into the box                                            and created many chances for the forwards. 8.0
[Steve Elliot] Played infront of the defenders at times and covered the pitch well,                                                 struggled at times against Richards. 6.0
[Jordan Wynter] Completed the comeback with a very good goal on his debut, overall good game for him and looked strong in midfield. 7.5
[Matt Richards] Scored the first goal and played great throughout the game overpowering the                                 Tranmere midfield. 7.0
[Jason Taylor] Did not make much of an impact but made some good key passes in the final third. 5.5
[Byron Harrison] Held the ball up well which helped create some good chances, won most of his                                 aerial duels and overall played very well. 6.5
[Terry Gornell] Did not make much impact going forward and never had any decent chances on                              goal. 5.0

Substitutions

[Omari Sterling-James] Came on at half time which shifted Cheltenham’s tactics which worked                                             well, overall suited the role in midfield creating some good chances. 6.0
[Koby Arthur] Looked lively and gave Cheltenham the extra edge and he scored a superb volley                            from 20 yards out to equalise. 7.5
[Joe Hanks] Came on in the 94th minute, so did not have any time at all to make any sort of                              impact on the game. 0.0

Man of the Match

Eliot Richards Throughout the game he was by far the most dangerous player on the pitch. He was the key to most of Tranmere’s attacks and chances so when he was surprisingly substituted off, Tranmere provided no threat whatsoever. 8.5

 


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