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Morecambe 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Troy Brown

Cheltenham Town extended their unbeaten league run to eight-games with a deserved win at Morecambe.

The hosts survived a frenzied goalmouth scramble before half-time, keeping out Byron Harrison from close range.

Midway through the second half Jason Taylor volleyed into the side-netting as the visitors pushed for a winner.

It eventually came when a free-kick was headed across goal for defender Troy Brown to tap in from close range to earn Cheltenham three points.

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Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We've come up here and pretty much bossed the game and played some decent enough football. It was a good away performance - we looked solid and had a threat in us and got the win we needed.

"We're talking about a win rather than a draw, which is what we're after. I've got some good players in the squad but the only way they're really going to show that is if we're going to keep winning.

"We're eight games unbeaten in the league and we've now got to just keep pressing the button and keep asking for more off them."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 4KenyonBooked at 79mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 7Redshaw
  • 16DrummondSubstituted forMarshallat 87'minutes
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forMwasileat 69'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 27Amond

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 14Marshall
  • 15McCready
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25NobleBooked at 18minsSubstituted forGoldsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 14Richards
  • 23RoofeSubstituted forCuretonat 64'minutes
  • 11McGlashan
  • 9Harrison
  • 4TaylorBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 15Goldson
  • 16Penn
  • 26Ajala
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
1,290

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Connor Goldson replaces David Noble.

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Stewart Drummond.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

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

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

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

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Booking

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Jack Sampson.

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

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Kemar Roofe.

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

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

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th December 2013

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1997330151534
2Chesterfield1996427171033
3Southend1910362517833
4Scunthorpe199642621533
5Rochdale1910362825333
6Burton1910362320333
7Fleetwood1910273224832
8Newport198742721631
9Dag & Red198652823530
10Morecambe208572527-229
11Exeter197572425-126
12Wimbledon197572324-126
13Cheltenham206862529-426
14Hartlepool197482120125
15Wycombe196582426-223
16Plymouth196581419-523
17Portsmouth195772732-522
18Mansfield195682126-521
19Accrington195591824-620
20Bury194782124-319
21York194782327-419
22Bristol Rovers194781620-419
23Northampton1945101524-917
24Torquay1936102033-1315
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