Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.
Cheltenham maintained their lead at the top of the National League with a narrow win over Altrincham.
The visitors were the better side in the first half, but Michael Rankine could only fire their best chance wide from close range.
Cheltenham improved after the break and went ahead after Gianluca Havern fouled Harry Pell in the box and Danny Wright found the corner from the spot.
Altrincham failed to respond and slip to 19th after back-to-back defeats.
Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"It was an important result for us of course, but Altrincham have done alright. I know they are lower in the league, but they seem to do be doing alright in the season.
"Fortunately going down the hill, we put a little bit of pressure on them in the second half and a good bit of play to earn the penalty. It's a good job that Danny Wright is clever with what he does.
"It's three great points, we've got to make sure that we are still the ones they've got to catch, so as long we aren't slowing up or tripping over then we stay ahead of the chasing pack."
- 29JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
- 11MunnsSubstituted forDaytonat 73'minutes
- 8WatersSubstituted forNovakovichat 73'minutes
- 5HavernBooked at 57mins
- 19CrowtherSubstituted forCleeat 67'minutes
- 4MoultBooked at 28mins
- 10ReevesSubstituted forBowermanat 79'minutes
- Adam Bromley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).
Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).
Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Ryan Jennings.
Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).
Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cheltenham Town.
Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Altrincham. George Bowerman replaces Damian Reeves.
Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Corner, Cheltenham Town.
Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).
Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Jack Munns.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich replaces Billy Waters.