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Cheltenham Paper Review

30 August 2016

What the press made of the maiden league defeat

The Chronicle
Crewe Alex suffered their first league defeat of the season at Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
A very disappointing first-half display was compounded by soft goals for Rob Dickie and James Dayton.
And although they improved after the restart, the Railwaymen were unable to find a way back into the game as they failed to score for the first time on the road.
The result dropped them into the bottom half of the table.

The Sentinel
CREWE were made to pay for errors in the opening half an hour as they suffered their first league defeat of the season at Cheltenham Town.
Rob Dickie put the hosts in front on 16 minutes, turning in from close range as he met a right-wing corner unmarked.
A mistake by then Danny Hollands then allowed James Dayton to double their lead as his attempted pass across his box was intercepted and tucked away past Garratt.
The second half saw Crewe dominate, seeing plenty of the ball, but they were unable to really force that one stand-out chance that could see a way back in to the game for them. The closest they came was a Callum Ainley effort deflected just wide of the post in the closing stages.
Crewe Alex suffer their first league defeat of the new campaign, but it's no win in four since their opening day win at Stevenage.
They're back in action in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday as they travel to Accrington, with Steve Davis set to make the five changes he can make.

Gloucestershire Live
Relieved and delighted in equal measure, Gary Johnson pulled no punches when he said that Cheltenham Town badly needed the victory they earned against Crewe Alexandra.
A sticky start to the season on the pitch combined with injuries and unavailability of some players meant that there was pressure on the Robins to claim their first three points of the term.
But after matching the might of Newcastle United for most of Tuesday night's EFL Cup tie, the improving Robins proved too good for a team that was in League One last term.
Rob Dickie's second Robins debut goal and a James Dayton strike, both inside 25 minutes, and a hard-working battling display for the rest of the match, saw Johnson a happy man.

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