National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers0CheltenhamCheltenham Town1
Cheltenham goalscorer Danny Wright
Danny Wright's early goal proved to be decisive

National League leaders Cheltenham made it five successive wins with victory at Tranmere Rovers.

The victory also enabled them to set a new club record of 21 games unbeaten.

Danny Wright hit the winner, his eighth goal in six games, after just three minutes, when he smashed home Asa Hall's cross.

Tranmere were the last team to beat Cheltenham in the league in September, but they could not repeat that as their own five-match unbeaten run ended.

Cheltenham remain four points clear of Forest Green, with Tranmere in fourth place.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a great win but a historic win as well, so I'm pleased for this group of lads that we've all got our names in the record books.

"You can't just pick up these points, you've got to go and earn them and we had to earn it today.

"I thought we were magnificent in the first half and maybe should've had one or two more.

"Our defending's been very strong and one-nil is a one-nil - I'd have liked it to be two-nil, but it's great for our supporters to see another win from their team and no goals against."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 8HarrisBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forMekkiat 59'minutes
  • 11Maynard
  • 20HughesSubstituted forKirbyat 70'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 29Higdon

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 17Mekki
  • 23Kirby

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forMunnsat 73'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennan
  • 15Burgess
  • 27DaytonBooked at 24minsSubstituted forCranstonat 65'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 18RoweBooked at 85mins
  • 9Wright
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Cranston
  • 33Lymn
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
5,418

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Vaughan with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  10. Booking

    James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Norwood with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces Jack Barthram because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.