Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Russell Milton celebrated his first win in charge of Cheltenham as his side secured three points against Tranmere.
Returning loan striker Shaun Harrad fired a cross towards Eliot Richards but the ball smashed into Danny Holmes and into his own net for the opener.
Defender Brown added a second for the hosts after the break when he headed home Matt Richards' free-kick.
The Robins then made goal-line clearances to deny Jordan Hugill and Jennison Myrie-Williams late on.
It was a first home win for Cheltenham since October and their first clean sheet at Whaddon Road since September.
Milton's side are now a point above the drop zone in 21st, while Tranmere are one place ahead of them on goal difference.
Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"We started really well. In the first 15 minutes we got the goal and it's important that when we're on top of games we do that from now on.
"Pablo Mills is not match fit yet, so God knows what he's going to be like when he's match fit. He broke things up, he's like a manager out there.
"It was a fully deserved, a great clean sheet. Now we've got to make Whaddon Road a fortress and look to win these games here."
- 5BrownBooked at 64mins
- 24SparrowSubstituted forHanksat 90+4'minutes
- 10BurnsBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes
- 29HarradSubstituted forJohnstoneat 79'minutes
- 2HolmesBooked at 59mins
- 19MolyneuxSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
- 31Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 20mins
- 29DonnellySubstituted forLairdat 63'minutes
- 9OdejayiBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHumeat 63'minutes
- Michael Bull
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Matt Sparrow.
Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Durrell Berry replaces Wes Burns.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Taylor.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.
Hand ball by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.
Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).
Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Denny Johnstone replaces Shaun Harrad.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Lee Molyneux.
Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).