Two years ago today Cheltenham Town clinched the National League title, bouncing straight back up to the Football League at the first time of asking. They can celebrate the anniversary with a respectable mid-table finish in League Two this season, securing a third successive year in the Football League.
A double from Dan Holman, currently on loan at Leyton Orient, gave Cheltenham their second ever National League title win that day. The fact that Holman, who was such a pivotal figure in Town’s title winning season, is now no longer in the first-team picture shows how much has changed at Whaddon Road in the last two years.
The future looks bright for Robins fans too – this year they have already surpassed their points tally for the 2016/17 season with three games to spare. With fan favourite Harry Pell committing his future to the club and the emergence of Town’s 22-goal striker Mohamed Eisa, there is plenty to get excited about.
There have been plenty of highlights in an overall steady season, including a 3-0 away victory over bitter rivals Swindon, the emergence of defender Will Boyle, who has enjoyed an impressive season, and local lad George Lloyd breaking into the first team and becoming an instant fan favourite.
The Whaddon Road faithful will be expecting even more from their team next season, with plenty hopeful of a push for play-off places.
As Cheltenham look back on the triumph of two years ago, they will also be thinking of what else they can achieve, with a place in England’s third tier the ultimate goal.