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Cheltenham Town draw away to Accrington

Bristol City loanee Wes Burns put Cheltenham ahead in the 31st minute. Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Cheltenham Town have drawn 1-1 at Accrington Stanley.

Wes Burns' header gave the Robins a first-half lead, but they were denied their first win in eight games when the hosts equalised on the hour.

Cheltenham remain in the bottom two, but are now level on points with 22nd place, Tranmere.

Lizzy Yarnold appears at Roman Baths ahead of World Championships

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and her Bath-based team appeared at the Roman Baths today, ahead of the upcoming World Championships in Germany.

The reigning Olympic champion, who has just been crowned European Champion, has set her sights on the only major title to elude her after being named in the six man squad.

The strong team also includes Rose McGrandle, who won bronze in Europe.


Henson scores on his Bristol debut

Gavin Henson crossed for Bristol in the 77th minute. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Gavin Henson scored a try on his Bristol debut as Andy Robinson's men beat Moseley 52-24 in the Championship.

George Watkins (2), Charlie Amesbury, Craig Hampson, Gareth Maule and Olly Robinson also crossed, while referee Andrew Jackson awarded a first half penalty try.

Bristol remain one point behind leaders Worcester.

Cheltenham Town manager leaves club after 12 weeks

Paul Buckle only took over at Cheltenham Town in November. Credit: ITV News

Cheltenham Town FC announced today that controversial manager Paul Buckle has left the club.

He was brought over from the US in November to much fanfare, to help arrest the club's slide in the rankings.

However, under his leadership Cheltenham won just one out of 13 games, and are now one point and one place above the drop zone.

Controversial reshuffling decisions and a lack of wins created anxiety and discontent among supporters, and rumours that Buckle's position was precarious. He recently played down whispers about his impending departure.

I've been in this position before and it's uncomfortable, it's not nice, but you need togetherness ... you need togetherness and you hold your nerve.

– Paul Buckle, former Cheltenham Town manager

However today the club announced that he had left by mutual consent.

Head of Academy Coaching Russell Milton has taken temporary charge in time for Saturday's match against Bury.

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