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Cheltenham Town 3-0 Morecambe

Three second-half goals secured a comfortable home win for Cheltenham over Morecambe in League Two.

Both goalkeepers pulled off outstanding saves during a goalless first period.

Scott Flinders denied Kevin Ellison in the third minute and Ellison then crashed a shot against the post two minutes later as Morecambe made the brighter start.

Cheltenham improved and Harry Pell forced Danijel Nizic into a smart stop with a header from Joe Morrell's free-kick in the 21st minute.

Another Morrell delivery was headed towards goal by Will Boyle, but Nizic was again equal to it after half an hour.

Pell glanced a Morrell free-kick wide in the 56th minute, but the breakthrough came two minutes later.

Jerell Sellars beat two defenders and then saw his shot take a deflection and loop up and over the despairing dive of Nizic for his first Whaddon Road goal and second of the season.

Boyle headed in the second in the 65th minute after a Pell nod down and Pell headed in George Lloyd's accurate cross at the far post to round off the scoring in the 73rd minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28Moore
  • 2Grimes
  • 15Boyle
  • 33ChatzitheodoridisSubstituted forCranstonat 82'minutes
  • 6AtanganaSubstituted forRodonat 75'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 25Morrell
  • 50Lloyd
  • 20Eisa
  • 17SellarsSubstituted forGrahamat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cranston
  • 9Wright
  • 18Bower
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Rodon
  • 35Andrews

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 6WinnardBooked at 90mins
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 14Conlan
  • 24RoseSubstituted forFlemingat 81'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 21WyldeBooked at 55minsSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forLangat 63'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurk

Substitutes

  • 2McGowan
  • 7Thompson
  • 8Fleming
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Campbell
  • 20Maher
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,420

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Brian Graham replaces Jerell Sellars.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Michael Rose.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Rodon replaces Nigel Atangana.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Lloyd.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Morecambe 0. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pell following a set piece situation.

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces Gregg Wylde.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Morecambe 0. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nigel Atangana.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Booking

Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington40265967402783
2Luton422311887434480
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter412261357471072
5Notts County4219131063441970
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry411981451401165
8Mansfield4116151060471363
9Swindon41196166160163
10Carlisle421613135750761
11Colchester421613135146561
12Crawley42169175359-657
13Newport401315124951-254
14Cambridge411412154455-1154
15Cheltenham421312176260251
16Stevenage411312165557-251
17Crewe42145235670-1447
18Yeovil39129185362-945
19Port Vale421013194659-1343
20Morecambe40915163851-1342
21Grimsby421011213463-2941
22Forest Green41117234870-2240
23Barnet4299243863-2536
24Chesterfield3997234169-2834
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