National League
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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Altrincham

Danny Wright
Danny Wright's goal was his ninth of the season

Cheltenham maintained their lead at the top of the National League with a narrow win over Altrincham.

The visitors were the better side in the first half, but Michael Rankine could only fire their best chance wide from close range.

Cheltenham improved after the break and went ahead after Gianluca Havern fouled Harry Pell in the box and Danny Wright found the corner from the spot.

Altrincham failed to respond and slip to 19th after back-to-back defeats.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Altrincham

"It was an important result for us of course, but Altrincham have done alright. I know they are lower in the league, but they seem to do be doing alright in the season.

"Fortunately going down the hill, we put a little bit of pressure on them in the second half and a good bit of play to earn the penalty. It's a good job that Danny Wright is clever with what he does.

"It's three great points, we've got to make sure that we are still the ones they've got to catch, so as long we aren't slowing up or tripping over then we stay ahead of the chasing pack."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Barthram
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forDaytonat 73'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forNovakovichat 73'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 12Kitscha
  • 18Rowe
  • 27Dayton
  • 30Novakovich
  • 32Rowe

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 3Griffin
  • 5HavernBooked at 57mins
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forCleeat 67'minutes
  • 4MoultBooked at 28mins
  • 6Leather
  • 8Richman
  • 20Sinnott
  • 9Rankine
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forBowermanat 79'minutes
  • 7Lawrie

Substitutes

  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 18Bowerman
  • 22Cain
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
2,591

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Ryan Jennings.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. George Bowerman replaces Damian Reeves.

Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Jack Munns.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich replaces Billy Waters.

Offside, Altrincham. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Foul by Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town).

Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Nicky Clee replaces Ryan Crowther.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Moult (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Lawrie.

Corner, Altrincham.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ryan Crowther (Altrincham).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Harry Pell draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Barthram with a cross.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

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