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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

Russell Milton celebrated his first win in charge of Cheltenham as his side secured three points against Tranmere.

Returning loan striker Shaun Harrad fired a cross towards Eliot Richards but the ball smashed into Danny Holmes and into his own net for the opener.

Defender Brown added a second for the hosts after the break when he headed home Matt Richards' free-kick.

The Robins then made goal-line clearances to deny Jordan Hugill and Jennison Myrie-Williams late on.

It was a first home win for Cheltenham since October and their first clean sheet at Whaddon Road since September.

Milton's side are now a point above the drop zone in 21st, while Tranmere are one place ahead of them on goal difference.

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Cheltenham v Tranmere

"We started really well. In the first 15 minutes we got the goal and it's important that when we're on top of games we do that from now on.

"Pablo Mills is not match fit yet, so God knows what he's going to be like when he's match fit. He broke things up, he's like a manager out there.

"It was a fully deserved, a great clean sheet. Now we've got to make Whaddon Road a fortress and look to win these games here."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 24SparrowSubstituted forHanksat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 10BurnsBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes
  • 29HarradSubstituted forJohnstoneat 79'minutes
  • 18Richards

Substitutes

  • 9Johnstone
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 30Reynolds
  • 39Manset

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesBooked at 59mins
  • 18Dugdale
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 19MolyneuxSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 20mins
  • 22Jennings
  • 4Power
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forLairdat 63'minutes
  • 10Hugill
  • 9OdejayiBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHumeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 13Pilling
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 28McGahey
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,070

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Matt Sparrow.

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Durrell Berry replaces Wes Burns.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Hand ball by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Denny Johnstone replaces Shaun Harrad.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Lee Molyneux.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Iain Hume (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Jordan Hugill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Marc Laird replaces Rory Donnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Richards.

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34197846301664
2Shrewsbury33187847242361
3Wycombe331612547291860
4Luton331610741271458
5Southend3316983830857
6Bury331671045351055
7Newport33158104038253
8Plymouth331571140251552
9Stevenage33147124843549
10Northampton331451453431047
11Wimbledon33129124343045
12Portsmouth331111113937244
13Morecambe33128133434044
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington33134164153-1243
16Cambridge33118144844441
17Oxford Utd33911133640-438
18Mansfield33108152842-1438
19Dag & Red33107163746-937
20Tranmere33810153443-934
21Cheltenham33810153048-1834
22York33615123140-933
23Carlisle33103204058-1833
24Hartlepool3376202554-2927
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