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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Morecambe

Cheltenham boosted their survival hopes with a home win over 10-man Morecambe.

With manager Gary Johnson watching from the stand as he recovers from heart surgery, the Robins started strongly.

Dan Holman's shot was cleared off the line by Aaron McGowan and Danny Wright's downward header bounced over the crossbar.

But Jordan Cranston tripped Paul Mullin in the box and Morecambe were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute. Michael Rose stepped up, but goalkeeper Scott Brown pulled off a fine save diving to his right.

Only a fine stop from Barry Roche denied Carl Winchester in the 15th minute.

Cheltenham opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when a free-kick was intercepted by Billy Waters who found Cranston on the left and his cross was nodded in by Harry Pell.

Wright put Cheltenham 2-0 up from the penalty in the 48th minute after Alex Kenyon handled Will Boyle's header on the line and he was sent off.

Pell crashed in the third from a 20-yard free-kick and Cheltenham were cruising before an own goal from Emmanuel Onariase gave the travelling fans something to cheer in the 79th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 27Winchester
  • 23Onariase
  • 15BoyleBooked at 32mins
  • 17Cranston
  • 7Pell
  • 18RoweSubstituted forDaytonat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Storer
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDavisat 75'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 30HolmanBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 11Munns
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 22Lovett
  • 32Plavotic
  • 33Davis

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 6WinnardBooked at 90mins
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 3McGowanSubstituted forHawleyat 86'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 4KenyonBooked at 47mins
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forMurphyat 55'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 81'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 8Murphy
  • 12Nizic
  • 17Fleming
  • 21Evans
  • 22Hawley
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,751

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 1.

Booking

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Booking

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Booking

Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces James Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kyle Hawley replaces Aaron McGowan.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

Goal!

Own Goal by William Boyle, Cheltenham Town. Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Liam Davis replaces Billy Waters.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Carl Winchester.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Hand ball by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster40249780463481
2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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