Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1.
Cheltenham Town 2-1 Grimsby Town
Cheltenham Town gave their League Two survival hopes a major lift with a home win over Grimsby Town.
Goals from Will Boyle and Harry Pell put the Robins on course for victory before the visitors pulled one back through James Berrett.
The Mariners were reduced to 10 men 11 minutes from time when Gavin Gunning was sent off for a tackle on Danny Wright.
Cheltenham were reliant on goalkeeper Scott Brown's superb save to keep out ex-Robins left-back Danny Andrew's free-kick from 20 yards in the opening minute.
Billy Waters then forced James McKeown into a fingertip stop at the other end as the hosts took control.
Defender Boyle opened the scoring in the 34th minute, nodding in James Rowe's corner from the right, before Pell added the second with a fine finish from Dan Holman's pass five minutes later to put the home side firmly in control.
Grimsby gave themselves hope when Scott Vernon set up Berrett, who fired in after bringing the ball down on his chest.
But Gunning was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Wright, ending the visitors' hopes of claiming a point.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1BrownBooked at 78mins
- 7PellBooked at 39mins
- 18RoweSubstituted forDownesat 86'minutes
- 30HolmanSubstituted forDavisat 70'minutes
- 9WrightBooked at 89minsSubstituted forWoottonat 90+1'minutes
- 22CollinsBooked at 90mins
- 5PearsonBooked at 39mins
- 31ClementsBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDisleyat 83'minutes
- 28GunningBooked at 79mins
- 32OsborneSubstituted forBerrettat 45'minutes
- 35JonesSubstituted forVernonat 45'minutes
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1.
Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).
Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Wootton replaces Daniel Wright.
Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town).
Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).
Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Aaron Downes replaces James Rowe.
Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Manny Onariase (Cheltenham Town).
Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley replaces Chris Clements.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.