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Stroud had command of this match from the first whistle and looked the better team throughout, surprising top of the league Cheltenham.  The Stroud attack was smooth, seamless and efficient with the forwards working together as an effective unit.  All 3 forwards were involved with the goals, a well struck pass from Hannah Scott finding Harriet Smith in front of goal and 2 goals from Evie Robb.  Evie's second was a fine breakaway goal, finished with a flamboyant slap to beat the despairing Cheltenham keeper.  The defence of Emma Forrest (welcome back!), Mopsey Voss, Teigan Hurlock (welcome to the side!), Aleasha Holder (captain and keeper) and Pauline Edgington fought hard to stem the attack from Cheltenham.  The midfield played an essential role in moving the ball from the defence into attack, with Victoria Sharpe, Candice Johnson, Sandra Glass and Sian Freer controlling play in the middle of the pitch.  Stroud defence was under sustained assault from Cheltenham short corners, but the Cheltenham goal came in the final 10 minutes from open play.  A great victory for Stroud and 3 well deserved league points.

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