March 16, 2013
Three and easy for Cheltenham
Jermaine McGlashan's stunning volley helped Cheltenham to a 3-0 victory over Rotherham and all three points in a vital clash between two sides pushing for promotion.
The Robins could have taken the lead inside the opening minute when Sam Deering ran on to a Marlon Pack throughball but defender Johnny Mullins did well to recover.
Rotherham's best early chance fell to Lee Frecklington but his long-range effort was pushed over the crossbar by Scott Brown.
After an even opening spell, Cheltenham took control as the half wore on with Pack shooting against the outside of a post and Paul Benson hitting an effort wide.
And the game's opener came after 32 minutes, McGlashan unleashing a magical first-time volley which flew beyond the reach of Millers goalkeeper Andy Warrington.
There was a second for the home side four minutes before the break, Pack calmly side-footing his effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Neither side created much in the second period until the Robins netted their third after 84 minutes. Visiting keeper Warrington dropped a corner under pressure and Steve Elliott stroked the ball home from 12 yards.
|Cheltenham Town||Rotherham United|
|1 Scott P Brown||21 Andy Warrington|
|3 Billy Jones||20 Craig Morgan|
|6 Steve Elliott||3 Claude Davis|
|22 Sido Jombarti||6 Johnny Mullins|
|27 Michael Hector||33 Liam Ridehalgh|
|16 Russell Penn||19 David Noble|
|8 Sam Deering||27 Lee Frecklington|
|7 Marlon Pack||10 Michael O'Connor|
|11 Jermaine McGlashan||15 Ben Pringle|
|23 Kaid Mohamed||9 Alex Revell|
|19 Paul Benson||17 Daniel Nardiello|
|12 Connor Roberts||Scott Shearer 1|
|2 Keith Lowe||Dale Tonge 2|
|4 Darren Carter||Daniel Rowe 36|
|34 Joe Hanks||Daniel Kearns 35|
|14 Shaun Harrad||Kayode Odejayi 16|
|9 Darryl Duffy||Keiran Agard 22|
|29 Byron Harrison|
|Byron Harrison for Paul Benson (78)||Daniel Kearns for David Noble (46)|
|Darren Carter for Kaid Mohamed (88)||Kayode Odejayi for Alex Revell (56)|
|Darryl Duffy for Jermaine McGlashan (90)||Keiran Agard for Ben Pringle (79)|
|Michael Hector (76)||David Noble (34)|
|Lee Frecklington (72)|
|· Squads: Cheltenham Town | Rotherham United|