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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Andy Mangan
Andy Mangan's late strike ensured back to back wins for Tranmere

Andy Mangan's late strike secured all three points for Tranmere against Cheltenham.

The striker had space to turn and fired in from 10 yards out to give the away side a victory in what was an even game for the most part.

Both sides had chances in the first half, with Cheltenham's Kyle Storer clearing off his goal line and then having an effort blocked by Matt Hill.

Amari Morgan-Smith had the ball in the net for the home side, but was offside.

The defeat was Cheltenham's second of the season, while sixth-placed Tranmere made it back-to-back wins in the National League.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v Tranmere

"We didn't look potent for whatever reason, we got in a couple of times but we didn't work the goalkeeper which was disappointing.

"I suppose the saving grace is that everybody else did get beat. It just show you that this isn't an easy league to win - the pack is getting a little bit tighter at the moment.

"You've got to score at least one or two of your chances, we created chances but we didn't really get in amongst them."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 24Dickie
  • 6Parslow
  • 18RoweSubstituted forWatersat 67'minutes
  • 19VaughanSubstituted forBarthramat 72'minutes
  • 5Downes
  • 14HallSubstituted forMunnsat 67'minutes
  • 4StorerBooked at 77mins
  • 3McLennanBooked at 80mins
  • 9Wright
  • 10Morgan-Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 26Thomas

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 8Harris
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 2Sutton
  • 11Maynard
  • 17MekkiBooked at 75mins
  • 20DawsonSubstituted forJacksonat 59'minutes
  • 4JenningsBooked at 84mins
  • 16Hill
  • 14ManganSubstituted forMargettsat 90+5'minutes
  • 5Hogan

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Jackson
  • 13Turner
  • 19Margetts
  • 28Gumbs
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,556

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away2
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jonathon Margetts replaces Andy Mangan.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Booking

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

George McLennan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

Marlon Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan tries a through ball, but Andy Mangan is caught offside.

Booking

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram replaces Lee Vaughan.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan tries a through ball, but Lee Vaughan is caught offside.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces James Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces Asa Hall.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Marlon Jackson replaces Adam Dawson.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Vaughan with a cross.

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