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Robins at Home Park

The Stats Behind the Game

20 September 2019

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CHELTENHAM Town visit Home Park on Saturday and Statso has had a look at the Robins’ track record when visiting the Theatre of Greens.

Overall summary: P 9 W 6 D 2 L 1 F 14 A 4

F\A

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  1

  2

0

1

  0

  0

1

2

  1

  1

2

2

  0

  0

3

1

  1

  0

First time: Kevin Hodges’s Argyle beat the Robins 1-0 in Division Three on Saturday, March 18, 2000. Martin Gritton scored the only goal of the game.

Last time: Another 1-0 win in the fourth tier. This time on Saturday, September 3, 2016 under Derek Adams. Sonny Bradley scored an injury-time winner.

Biggest win: John Sheridan’s Greens beat Town 3-0 on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Our goals came from current Cheltenham forward Reuben Reid, Peter Hartley and Lewis Alessandra.

Heaviest defeat: Our only defeat at home to Town came on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The Robins warmed up for the play-offs by winning their final game of the regular season 2-1. Former Argyle striker Steve McLean scored their first goal, while on loan Preston North End striker Juvhel Tsoumou briefly drew us level.

Most goals in a single game: The highest aggregate score in this fixture is four in a 3-1 win for the Pilgrims on New Year’s Day, 2003. Martin Phillips, Ian Stonebridge and David Norris were our scorers.

Further interesting facts: On average, we have only conceded 0.44 goals per game at home to Cheltenham. This is the lowest figure for any opponents currently in the EFL or Premier League. It is bettered in matches against four former EFL adversaries: Rushden and Diamonds (no goals conceded in two games), Yeovil Town (one in three), Aberdare Athletic (two in six) and Merthyr Town (four in ten).

We have kept six clean sheets in nine EFL matches against Town. In percentage terms, this is only beaten by the five out of six clean sheets that we kept against Aberdare Athletic and the two out of two against Rushden and Diamonds. It is equalled by two clean sheets out of three against both Yeovil Town and Everton.

Cheltenham have only managed to stop Argyle from scoring once in nine EFL games at Home Park. That came in our second ever home EFL meeting with the Robins, a 0-0 draw on Saturday, February 24, 2001, early in Paul Sturrock’s first spell as our manager. Perhaps the most memorable thing about this match is that it saw Romain Larrieu, our half-time guest tomorrow, make his league debut for the Pilgrims as a substitute for the injured Jon Sheffield.


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