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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:

"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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jonathon Margetts replaces Andy Mangan.

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Marlon Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

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