November 3, 2012
Robins in the hat
A cruel own goal, a Kaid Mohamed header and an injury-time Chris Zebroski strike were enough to take Cheltenham into the second round of the FA Cup as minnows Yate Town were beaten 3-0.
But non-leaguers Yate, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, were far from disgraced and caused their League Two hosts a number of anxious moments.
The opening goal came after just three minutes when a Tom Warren clearance hit fellow Yate defender Scott Thomas and rebounded into the net.
The Southern League side came back strongly and were denied by the woodwork twice in three minutes, Tom Knigton heading against a post before Jake Cox hit the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick.
But as the first half went on Yate goalkeeper Josh Dempsey was called into action time and time again. He denied Lawson D'Ath and Shaun Harrod midway through the half before palming a 30-yard Russell Penn effort over the bar.
The second half saw Sido Jombati denied by another good save before Cheltenham's pressure finally told when Mohamed headed home a Billy Jones corner after 65 minutes.
Substitute Jeff Goulding put a two-yard effort over and Zebroski hit the visitors' woodwork before then netted a third goal in injury time.
|1 Scott P Brown||1 Josh Dempsey|
|3 Billy Jones||2 Tom Warren|
|15 Alan Bennett||5 Scott Thomas|
|2 Keith Lowe||8 Edd Vahid|
|22 Sido Jombarti||3 Jacob Cox|
|16 Russell Penn||6 Danny Wring|
|8 Sam Deering||11 James Harmer|
|20 Lawson D'Ath||7 Matt Groves|
|23 Kaid Mohamed||4 Harley Purnell|
|14 Shaun Harrad||9 Mitchell Page|
|9 Darryl Duffy||10 Tom Knigton|
|12 Connor Roberts||Lubos Ancin 19|
|17 Danny Andrew||Rob Cousins 16|
|7 Marlon Pack||Ollie Price 17|
|11 Jermaine McGlashan||Mike Bryant 15|
|34 Joe Hanks||Michael Meaker 12|
|10 Jeff Goulding||Adnam Hiroli 14|
|26 Chris Zebroski||Ibu Sarr 18|
|Marlon Pack for Lawson D'Ath (46)||Michael Meaker for James Harmer (73)|
|Jeff Goulding for Darryl Duffy (61)||Adnam Hiroli for Mitchell Page (88)|
|Chris Zebroski for Shaun Harrad (61)||Mike Bryant for Harley Purnell (88)|
|· Squads: Cheltenham Town | Yate|