League Two
Cheltenham1Carlisle0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Carlisle United

Danny Wright eventually made Cheltenham's pressure pay to see off promotion-chasing Carlisle at Whaddon Road.

The Robins had endured a frustrating evening despite bossing much of the contest before second-half substitute Wright bundled home James Dayton's high cross at the far post in the 85th minute.

It was the least Cheltenham deserved for being the more enterprising side on a tricky Whaddon Road surface as Gary Johnson's men put together three straight wins in League Two for the first time this season.

Carl Winchester and the lively Billy Waters went close for the hosts early on but United were agonisingly close to a spectacular opener after 17 minutes when Mike Jones hit the crossbar from 25 yards.

Waters fired a half-volley straight at goalkeeper Mark Gillespie eight minutes before half-time as the hosts remained on the front foot, while Kyle Wootton's point-blank header was pushed away seconds prior to the interval.

After the break, Wootton thumped over after connecting with Kyle Storer's wild blast, Winchester fired wide of the near post and Wright somehow scooped over from six yards five minutes after coming on.

But with time ticking away, Wright made no mistake to give Cheltenham a nine-point cushion over the bottom two.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 23OnariaseBooked at 87mins
  • 15BoyleBooked at 39mins
  • 32Plavotic
  • 2Barthram
  • 4StorerSubstituted forDaytonat 84'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 27Winchester
  • 33Davis
  • 19WoottonSubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes
  • 8WatersSubstituted forHolmanat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Wright
  • 12Kitscha
  • 17Cranston
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 30Holman

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 28Liddle
  • 15Brisley
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 19LambeSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 65'minutes
  • 16BaileySubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 8Jones
  • 10Adams
  • 27WaringSubstituted forIbehreat 64'minutes
  • 9ProctorBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Grainger
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Devitt
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 22Crocombe
  • 23Miller
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,433

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United).

  8. Booking

    Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  12. Booking

    Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Carlisle United 0. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the top left corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Kyle Storer.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Miller replaces James Bailey.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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