City Make It Six

Last updated : 25 January 2004 By Andy Beill
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Ben Burgess - caps another impressive performance with a goal
The two sides went in at half time goal-less, and City reappeared for the second half with Andy Holt on for Andy Dawson who had picked up a dead leg injury.

Burgess went closest to opening the scoring 7 minutes into the second half. Stuart Elliott's cross fell to the targetman, but his effort hit Cheltenham keeper Steve Book's woodwork.

But Burgess set-up his strike partner Allsopp five minutes later to put City in front with a right-footed shot past the despairing Book.

Two minutes later, Burgess doubled the lead as Allsopp and Elliott counter attacked. Damien Spencer - who has scored four times already this season against City - was then shown a red card for elbowing Marc Joseph during the build-up.

The ten men were unable to reply, so City comfortably won the match 2-0.

City line-up (4-4-2): Myhill; Hinds, Joseph, Delaney, Dawson (Holt 45); France, Green, Ashbee, Elliott; Allsopp (Marshall 77), Burgess.
Un-used subs: Musselwhite, Melton, Forrester.