Cheltenham Town FC is in the midst of an extraordinary goal drought. Without scoring even once over its last 10 matches, Cheltenham stands on the brink of setting an unwelcome record in League One.
Cheltenham’s struggles have been well-recognized, with over 18 hours having passed since their last player scored a goal this season – yet only managed three goals while conceding 17. In their most recent league loss against Lincoln they extended their goalless streak by one more game and have still only managed three goals this campaign.
Alfie May was their top scorer last season before leaving to join Charlton, leaving an immense gap in attack. New signings Aidan Keena and Rob Street have yet to have an impact, while on-loan Arsenal forward Nathan Butler-Oyedeji has struggled mightily to score goals for them.
Despite their woes, dedicated fans like Ray Wintle continue to support the team, attending every league game this season. Wintle, who was among the 118 fans who traveled to Lincoln, emphasizes the importance of encouragement over criticism during this challenging period.
With an upcoming match against Fleetwood, Cheltenham hopes that their new manager, Darrell Clarke, can provide a much-needed boost. However, the task of avoiding relegation this season remains daunting.
Cheltenham’s only point and clean sheet this season came against league leaders Portsmouth, highlighting the unpredictable nature of football. As they prepare to face Fleetwood, Cheltenham fans are hoping for any kind of victory, even a 1-0 win that sees the ball go in off someone’s backside, just to break the record-setting goal drought that has plagued their team.