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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Altrincham

Danny Wright
Danny Wright's goal was his ninth of the season

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."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Barthram
  • 5Downes
  • 7Pell
  • 3McLennan
  • 6Parslow
  • 29JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forDaytonat 73'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forNovakovichat 73'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 12Kitscha
  • 18Rowe
  • 27Dayton
  • 30Novakovich
  • 32Rowe

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 3Griffin
  • 5HavernBooked at 57mins
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forCleeat 67'minutes
  • 4MoultBooked at 28mins
  • 6Leather
  • 8Richman
  • 20Sinnott
  • 9Rankine
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forBowermanat 79'minutes
  • 7Lawrie

Substitutes

  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 18Bowerman
  • 22Cain
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
2,591

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

  7. Post update

    Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Ryan Jennings.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

  11. Post update

    Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. George Bowerman replaces Damian Reeves.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

  18. Post update

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Jack Munns.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andrija Novakovich replaces Billy Waters.

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