Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Cambridge United 0.
Cheltenham took a big step towards League Two survival with a 2-0 home win over 10-man Cambridge.
The hosts took the lead in the 23rd minute when Chris Hussey's free-kick reached Ben Tozer at the far post and his cushioned effort went in off George Taft.
Cambridge missed a clear chance to level after 30 minutes when Jabo Ibehre raced through on goal but the forward could only shoot wide of the far post.
Hayden Coulson also saw an effort bounce on top of the bar for the away side in first-half stoppage time.
Things got worse for Colin Calderwood's side in the 58th minute when Jake Carroll was sent off for handling Rakish Bingham's effort on the goal line following a low ball from Billy Waters.
Conor Thomas stepped up to send Dimitar Mitov the wrong way from the spot and make it 2-0.
Mitov made a fine stop to deny Ryan Broom in the 69th minute and at the other end Flinders reacted well to keep out an effort from substitute Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.
Cheltenham were awarded a second penalty in the 82nd minute when Waters was tripped by Jake Doyle-Hayes, but after picking himself up the striker fired his spot-kick high over the bar.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 4TozerBooked at 73mins
- 21WatersSubstituted forLloydat 90+2'minutes
- 27BinghamSubstituted forDukuat 85'minutes
- 3CarrollBooked at 58mins
- 28Doyle-HayesBooked at 82mins
- 6DeeganSubstituted forAmooat 65'minutes
- 27CoulsonSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 66'minutes
- 14IbehreSubstituted forJonesat 77'minutes
- Paul Marsden
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Cambridge United 0.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Doyle-Hayes.
Attempt blocked. Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Billy Waters.
Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).
Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Rakish Bingham.
Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).
David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot is high and wide to the right. Billy Waters should be disappointed.
Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.
Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Alexander Jones replaces Jabo Ibehre.
Hand ball by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.