League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town1Port ValePort Vale0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Port Vale

Luke Varney's 10th League Two goal of the season secured a 1-0 home win for Cheltenham Town against Port Vale.

The veteran front man struck in the 34th minute, reaching a low corner from Chris Hussey on the right and finding the bottom-right corner.

It was enough to secure Cheltenham's fourth home win in succession and take them further clear of the League Two relegation zone.

Varney had earlier been denied by a superb save from former Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown, who dived low to his right to keep out a downward header.

David Worrall had the ball in the net for Vale after a cross from Cristian Montano, but referee Peter Wright had spotted a foul in the box and it was ruled out.

The away side were also close to levelling during first-half stoppage-time when Montano's header flashed just past the far post after a cross from Ben Whitfield.

Varney volleyed Hussey's free-kick delivery over the bar from a good position in the 57th minute as Cheltenham looked for a second, with Vale creating very little as they slipped closer to the drop zone.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 15Boyle
  • 4Tozer
  • 11BroomBooked at 62mins
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forClementsat 79'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 7Thomas
  • 3HusseyBooked at 90mins
  • 21WatersSubstituted forTillsonat 88'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 25Tillson
  • 26Clements
  • 27Bingham
  • 28Pring
  • 29Barnett

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5LeggeBooked at 80mins
  • 15Smith
  • 14Crookes
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHannantat 83'minutes
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forConlonat 67'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 3MontañoBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 24Whitfield

Substitutes

  • 10Miller
  • 11Hannant
  • 12Hornby
  • 19M Harris
  • 22Conlon
  • 23Clark
  • 33Howkins
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,079

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Port Vale 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Booking

    Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Tillson replaces Billy Waters.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Luke Varney.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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