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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Fleetwood Town

Two second-half goals helped Fleetwood come from behind to clinch a crucial win at Cheltenham and stay in the hunt for automatic promotion.

The home side led at the break through Jamie Cureton's close-range finish.

Fleetwood rallied in the second half and equalised when Antoni Sarcevic converted a 55th-minute penalty after Iain Hume was fouled in the box.

Josh Morris volleyed his first Cod Army goal 10 minutes later, before Cureton's late strike was cleared off the line.

Fleetwood's victory kept up the pressure on the teams above them in the table, with Graham Alexander's side three points behind Chesterfield and Rochdale and five below leaders Scunthorpe.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We do find some ways to lose games.

"Scott hasn't had a shot to save all game and somehow we've lost. Words fail me on that one.

"It's what we've done all season - throw away leads. I apologise to the supporters for the way that happened.

"But until we shot ourselves in the foot, we were good."

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We put ourselves on the back foot with our first-half showing and we had to dig deep to get three points.

"The players did that and it was great to see because the second half was much improved from the first.

"Players always win games. It's not what we [managers] do. They all showed the right spirit and that's all it had to be - more spirit and more tempo."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDeeringat 69'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 7Cureton
  • 14RichardsBooked at 54minsSubstituted forVincentat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 32Brundle

Fleetwood

  • 28MaxwellBooked at 90mins
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 25JordanBooked at 47mins
  • 13Goodall
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 17BlairBooked at 11mins
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forCresswellat 82'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forEvansat 85'minutes
  • 36HumeSubstituted forParkinat 75'minutes
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Parkin
  • 16Cresswell
  • 29Barton
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,890

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Booking

    Chris Maxwell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

  12. Post update

    Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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