An injury-time header from Ashley Vincent was enough to cancel out Phil Jevons 26th minute opener to give hosts Cheltenham a somewhat fortunate 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town at Whaddon Road this afternoon.
The Glovers coach was caught up in a long queue on the M5 following a serious accident near Bridgwater and their subsequent late arrival at Cheltenham meant the kick-off was put back half-an-hour to 3.30pm. The visitors dominated the majority of the first half. Pablo Bastianini hit the bar from the halfway line after he noticed Robins keeper Scott Brown off his line, and Phil Jevons should perhaps have done better than slide the ball past the wrong side of the post when one-on-one with Brown. However last season's League Two top scorer made no mistake on 26 minutes when he converted Nathan Jones's left wing cross to put the Glovers 1-0 up. David Poole was unlucky not to make it 2-0 before the break, but his goalbound shot was deflected onto the post. The second half was more even but with no real chances being created amidst the usual rash of substitutions it looked like both sides had settled for the half-time scoreline when, deep into stoppage time, former Glovers trialist Sosthene Yao crossed to find Ashley Vincent, whose close range header beat Steve Collis in the Yeovil goal to give the hosts a somewhat fortunate draw.
Final score: Cheltenham Town 1 - 1 Yeovil Town.
Glovers boss Gary Johnson confirmed after the match that no new injury problems had occured. When asked about the Pablo Bastianini situation he replied that the club were now waiting for the relevant paperwork from Quilmes, Pablo's old club, and that when that was received the transfer would proceed. He was hopeful that the formalities would be completed early in the week.
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