For just the second time this season, both Gloucestershire-based sides got wins on the same weekend, with Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers both grabbing dramatic victories on Saturday.
Conor Thomas’ late penalty saw the Robins beat Grimby Town 2-1 to move above Cambridge United into 21st. Here’s what the fans thought…
There’s fighting spirit in that Cheltenham Town FC team, and Sam Jones epitomised that fight when he came on at the end and changed the game. You could see what it meant to him and his team mates; great to see.
Well done Robins, a crucial and hard-fought 3 points.#ctfc
— T A R Q U I N 🎸 (@ReliantCTFC) December 8, 2018
— American Robins (@CTFCUSA) December 9, 2018
Goooooaaaaaalllllll Cheltenham Town 2 Grimsby 1 booooooommmm 3 points bagged and tagged
— Adrian Medcalf (@MedcalfAdrian) December 8, 2018
Twitter user @simonebdon1 even posted this video from the stands after the game…
Going crazy at Cheltenham Town pic.twitter.com/n6L2tUOobs
— simon ebdon (@simonebdon1) December 8, 2018
Meanwhile, Forest Green Rovers beat Yeovil Town 2-1 with two stoppage time goals despite being a man down. Paul Digby was sent off in the second half while they were 1-0 down, but Reuben Reid and George Williams struck in the 92nd and 94th minutes respectively to nick the three points.
Their fans were understandably ecstatic…
— GreenBuying.co.uk (@green_buying) December 8, 2018
Absolutely brilliant last 10 mins why can’t we start like that
— Sean baker (@seanbaker87) December 8, 2018
Yabadabadoooooo!!! Superb result..💚
— K9 Kapers (@NorrisandNorm) December 8, 2018
With the busy Christmas period approaching, both teams will want to continue to build momentum next weekend.
Cheltenham Town travel to 15th-placed Port Vale on Saturday, while Forest Green Rovers are at home against top seven rivals Mansfield Town.