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Cheltenham Town 3-0 Morecambe

Terry Gornell

Second-half goals from Terry Gornell and Byron Harrison helped Cheltenham to victory against 10-man Morecambe.

Matt Richards put the Robins in front with a curling 30-yard free-kick in first-half injury time.

Morecambe captain Mark Hughes was then sent off two minutes after the break, receiving a second yellow card for a tackle on Sam Deering.

Richards had a penalty saved by Barry Roche before Gornell added a second and Harrison made it 3-0 late on.

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Cheltenham goalscorer Terry Gornell told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham's Gornell

"It was a great three points. I think we were under a bit of pressure after Saturday.

"I think it was a blessing in disguise to have a Tuesday game.

"That's what you want after being defeated on Saturday [against Rochdale]. You want a game as soon as possible.

"We got a result and we got a performance as well with it."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's massively disappointing. We keep saying we're never too high and never too low, but it's hard to take.

"We came with a plan and we started the better side. We know they're under a little bit of pressure because they've only won once at home. Their crowd was muted and we kept it that way.

"Obviously the sending-off at the start of the second half made it hard for us, but there are plenty of positives. We've just come off the back of a nine-match unbeaten run and I've told the lads to get their chins up."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 2Lowe
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forKotwicaat 88'minutes
  • 8Deering
  • 10GornellBooked at 45mins
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forHarrisonat 70'minutes
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Elliott
  • 9Harrison
  • 12Roberts
  • 16Penn
  • 17Hanks
  • 19Kotwica
  • 27Williams

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8WrightBooked at 82mins
  • 3ThrelfallBooked at 90mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 5HughesBooked at 47mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 16DrummondSubstituted forDiagneat 65'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 27Amond
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forMcGeeat 80'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMwasileat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 18Bell
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
2,050

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zachary Kotwica replaces Jermaine McGlashan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Williams replaces Jason Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Ryan Williams.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Jamie Cureton.

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

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Stewart Drummond.

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Morecambe 0. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Noble.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Penalty saved! Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale138232114726
2Chesterfield137332013724
3Exeter137331813524
4Oxford Utd136522112923
5Fleetwood137152015522
6Morecambe136432018222
7Mansfield135621511421
8Burton136341917221
9Newport135531814420
10Wycombe126241814420
11Southend136251411320
12Scunthorpe125521412220
13Dag & Red135531817120
14Hartlepool135351715218
15Wimbledon135351516-118
16Portsmouth124441919016
17Cheltenham134361824-615
18York123361519-412
19Plymouth13337815-712
20Bury132471316-310
21Bristol Rovers132471118-710
22Torquay132471323-1010
23Northampton132381220-89
24Accrington13148920-117
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