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Cheltenham Town 2-1 Grimsby Town

Cheltenham Town gave their League Two survival hopes a major lift with a home win over Grimsby Town.

Goals from Will Boyle and Harry Pell put the Robins on course for victory before the visitors pulled one back through James Berrett.

The Mariners were reduced to 10 men 11 minutes from time when Gavin Gunning was sent off for a tackle on Danny Wright.

Cheltenham were reliant on goalkeeper Scott Brown's superb save to keep out ex-Robins left-back Danny Andrew's free-kick from 20 yards in the opening minute.

Billy Waters then forced James McKeown into a fingertip stop at the other end as the hosts took control.

Defender Boyle opened the scoring in the 34th minute, nodding in James Rowe's corner from the right, before Pell added the second with a fine finish from Dan Holman's pass five minutes later to put the home side firmly in control.

Grimsby gave themselves hope when Scott Vernon set up Berrett, who fired in after bringing the ball down on his chest.

But Gunning was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Wright, ending the visitors' hopes of claiming a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1BrownBooked at 78mins
  • 27Winchester
  • 15Boyle
  • 23Onariase
  • 17Cranston
  • 7PellBooked at 39mins
  • 4Storer
  • 18RoweSubstituted forDownesat 86'minutes
  • 8Waters
  • 30HolmanSubstituted forDavisat 70'minutes
  • 9WrightBooked at 89minsSubstituted forWoottonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 22Lovett
  • 32Plavotic
  • 33Davis

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 22CollinsBooked at 90mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 39mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 2Davies
  • 31ClementsBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDisleyat 83'minutes
  • 28GunningBooked at 79mins
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forBerrettat 45'minutes
  • 29Dyson
  • 35JonesSubstituted forVernonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Disley
  • 10Vose
  • 16Berrett
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Boyce
  • 21Vernon
  • 23Jones
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,550

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Booking

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Wootton replaces Daniel Wright.

Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).

Booking

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Aaron Downes replaces James Rowe.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Chris Clements.

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

Dismissal

Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

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

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town).

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Callum Dyson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1. James Berrett (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Liam Davis replaces Dan Holman.

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Callum Dyson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by William Boyle.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Shaun Pearson.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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