January 12, 2013
Harrad hits goal trail in Robins draw
Striker Shaun Harrad ended his goal drought with a wonderful 25-yard strike to hand Cheltenham a share of the points in a 1-1 home draw with York.
The on loan Bury frontman had not found the net in the league since September but ended his barren spell with a curling effort midway through the second half.
A dismal first period saw both sides struggle to create chances. Robins goalkeeper Scott Brown was tested by a long-range Pat McLaughlin effort after 10 minutes, with Keith Lowe heading a corner over from close range a minute later.
But it was a different tale after the break with both sides looking for the breakthrough.
Brown saved well at his near post after 55 minutes to keep out Matty Blair with York keeper Michael Ingham finally forced into action soon afterwards when he did well to block a point-blank Harrad effort.
Cheltenham struck just two minutes after the introduction of substitutes Kaid Mohamed and Jermaine McGlashan. And the former had a hand in the 67th-minute goal, helping a Marlon Pack pass into the path of Harrad who brilliantly curled his shot around Ingham.
York's equaliser came six minutes from time when a free-kick was headed on by Chris Smith and Jason Walker steered the ball over the line.
|Cheltenham Town||York City|
|1 Scott P Brown||24 Michael Ingham|
|3 Billy Jones||4 Chris Smith|
|6 Steve Elliott||5 David McGurk|
|2 Keith Lowe||6 Daniel Parslow|
|22 Sido Jombarti||2 Lanre Oyebanjo|
|4 Darren Carter||16 Jamal Fyfield|
|16 Russell Penn||8 Scott Kerr|
|7 Marlon Pack||17 Matty Blair|
|18 Jake Taylor||19 Michael Potts|
|14 Shaun Harrad||26 Patrick McLaughlin|
|10 Jeff Goulding||9 Jason Walker|
|12 Connor Roberts||Paul Musselwhite 1|
|15 Alan Bennett||Tom Allen 27|
|8 Sam Deering||Lee Bullock 12|
|11 Jermaine McGlashan||Jon Challinor 20|
|34 Joe Hanks||John McReady 15|
|23 Kaid Mohamed||Tom Platt 18|
|9 Darryl Duffy||Jamie Reed 7|
|Kaid Mohamed for Jeff Goulding (64)||Tom Allen for David McGurk (71)|
|Jermaine McGlashan for Darren Carter (65)||Jon Challinor for Michael Potts (73)|
|Sam Deering for Jake Taylor (90)||Jamie Reed for Patrick McLaughlin (73)|
|Russell Penn (30)||Michael Potts (16)|
|Shaun Harrad (68)||Lanre Oyebanjo (55)|
|Marlon Pack (83)|
|· Squads: Cheltenham Town | York City|