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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

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."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 24SparrowSubstituted forHanksat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 10BurnsBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes
  • 29HarradSubstituted forJohnstoneat 79'minutes
  • 18Richards

Substitutes

  • 9Johnstone
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 30Reynolds
  • 39Manset

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesBooked at 59mins
  • 18Dugdale
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 19MolyneuxSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 20mins
  • 22Jennings
  • 4Power
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forLairdat 63'minutes
  • 10Hugill
  • 9OdejayiBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHumeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 13Pilling
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 28McGahey
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,070

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Matt Sparrow.

  6. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Durrell Berry replaces Wes Burns.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Post update

    Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Denny Johnstone replaces Shaun Harrad.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Lee Molyneux.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34197846301664
2Shrewsbury33187847242361
3Wycombe331612547291860
4Luton331610741271458
5Southend3316983830857
6Bury331671045351055
7Newport33158104038253
8Plymouth331571140251552
9Stevenage33147124843549
10Northampton331451453431047
11Wimbledon33129124343045
12Portsmouth331111113937244
13Morecambe33128133434044
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington33134164153-1243
16Cambridge33118144844441
17Oxford Utd33911133640-438
18Mansfield33108152842-1438
19Dag & Red33107163746-937
20Tranmere33810153443-934
21Cheltenham33810153048-1834
22York33615123140-933
23Carlisle33103204058-1833
24Hartlepool3376202554-2927
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