Cheltenham moved up to second place in League Two after handing out a 5-0 drubbing at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Luke Summerfield lashed home after the hosts failed to clear a corner, before Steve Elliott compounded similarly poor defending by firing home a low strike.

Kaid Mohamed followed up a free-kick for 3-0 after keeper Chris Lewington saw red for handling outside the area.

James Spencer blasted in a fourth and Michael Spillane turned Mohamed's cross into his own net to make it five.

Cheltenham are now level on points with leaders Southend, but Swindon sit one point behind in third with two games in hand.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"This is a tough place to come and we've shown we're back on it .

"We had a terrific start and that helped. For the second half I asked for the same which I got. We were patient and we moved the ball quite well.

"After scoring two early goals I didn't think they were ever going to get back into it. The sending off made it doubly difficult for them.

"We've got two home games coming up this week which we can look forward to with belief. With a 5-0 win you can back that up."

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

10 11

Corners

5 7

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

92:57 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:30

Effort by Jon Nurse from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

90:00 +0:54

James Spencer takes a shot. Save by Michael Spillane.

85:55 Substitution

Substitution (Dag & Red) makes a substitution, with Richard Rose coming on for Abu Ogogo.

83:01

Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

83:01 Booking

Booking Abu Ogogo goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

82:17

Abu Ogogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Bennett.

79:36 Booking

Booking Michael Spillane receives a yellow card for dissent.

78:06

The ball is swung over by Luke Garbutt.

75:37

Luke Garbutt takes the indirect free kick.

75:37 Substitution

Substitution Keith Lowe is brought on as a substitute for Steve Elliott.

75:37

Unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed by Michael Spillane results in a free kick.

74:49

Luke Garbutt fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

74:49 Booking

Booking The referee books Jon Nurse for dissent.

73:19 Booking

Booking Booking for Scott Doe for unsporting behaviour.

72:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed by Scott Doe.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Pack leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Smikle.

70:39

Assist by Kaid Mohamed.

70:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Spillane - Dag & Red 0 - 5 Cheltenham An own goal is conceded by Michael Spillane. Dag & Red 0-5 Cheltenham.

70:39

The ball is crossed by Kaid Mohamed,

67:13

Abu Ogogo challenges James Spencer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Penn takes the indirect free kick.

66:42

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Blocked by Sido Jombati.

65:28 Substitution

Substitution Adam Cunnington replaces Brian Woodall.

61:06 Goal scored

Goal! - James Spencer - Dag & Red 0 - 4 Cheltenham James Spencer finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-4 Cheltenham.

60:31

Sido Jombati produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Arber.

59:25

The ball is sent over by Oluwafemi Ilesanmi.

55:44

Foul by Scott Doe on James Spencer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

53:17

Marlon Pack takes a short corner, A cross is delivered by Luke Garbutt, Jon Nurse makes a clearance.

52:38

Josh Scott produces a cross.

51:40

Matthew Saunders challenges Russell Penn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

51:30

The ball is delivered by Oluwafemi Ilesanmi, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

49:48

Unfair challenge on Mark Arber by James Spencer results in a free kick. David Hogan takes the free kick.

48:07

Jon Nurse takes a shot. Steve Elliott gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:45 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:38

Joshua Low challenges Josh Scott unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Hogan restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:00

The referee blows for offside. David Hogan takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:23

Matthew Saunders delivers the ball, Michael Spillane takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

45:00 +1:03 Booking

Booking Luke Garbutt is given a yellow card.

45:00 +0:12

The referee blows for offside against James Spencer. Michael Spillane restarts play with the free kick.

44:05

Foul by Josh Scott on Steve Elliott, free kick awarded.

44:08 Substitution

Substitution James Spencer on for Jeff Goulding.

44:08

Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

44:08 Booking

Booking Josh Scott is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

41:58

Luke Garbutt provided the assist for the goal.

41:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaid Mohamed - Dag & Red 0 - 3 Cheltenham Kaid Mohamed grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-3 Cheltenham.

40:35

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luke Garbutt, David Hogan makes a save.

39:59 Substitution

Substitution David Hogan comes on in place of Medy Elito.

38:49 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Chris Lewington a red card.

38:07

Michael Spillane crosses the ball, Russell Penn makes a clearance.

36:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott by Josh Scott. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

36:03

Russell Penn challenges Michael Spillane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Saunders takes the indirect free kick.

35:02

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marlon Pack.

34:53

Matthew Saunders takes a shot. Luke Garbutt gets a block in.

33:49

Oluwafemi Ilesanmi takes a shot. Blocked by Sido Jombati. Oluwafemi Ilesanmi has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

32:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Brian Woodall. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

28:21

The ball is swung over by Matthew Saunders, Luke Garbutt gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders played to the near post, Luke Summerfield makes a clearance.

27:43

The ball is crossed by Oluwafemi Ilesanmi, Brian Woodall takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

25:30

Josh Scott takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.

24:37

Unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Scott Doe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

23:41

Sido Jombati crosses the ball.

21:08

Assist by Luke Garbutt.

21:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Elliott - Dag & Red 0 - 2 Cheltenham Goal scored by Steve Elliott from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-2 Cheltenham.

20:47

Corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line,

19:17

Assist on the goal came from Luke Garbutt.

19:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Summerfield - Dag & Red 0 - 1 Cheltenham Goal scored by Luke Summerfield from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-1 Cheltenham.

18:40

Luke Garbutt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post,

17:34

Shot from outside the area by Luke Summerfield misses to the left of the target.

16:59

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Blocked by Abu Ogogo. Luke Garbutt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Scott Doe manages to make a clearance.

16:43

Luke Garbutt sends in a cross, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

16:18

Abu Ogogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

14:20

Short corner taken by Luke Garbutt. The ball is crossed by Alan Bennett, Steve Elliott takes a shot. Mark Arber gets a block in.

13:20

Steve Elliott fouled by Josh Scott, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

13:00

Abu Ogogo takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.

12:48

Michael Spillane produces a cross, clearance made by Alan Bennett.

11:58

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

11:22

Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Save by Chris Lewington.

9:59

Corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack, Chris Lewington makes a save.

8:31

Russell Penn takes a shot. Michael Spillane gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt, clearance by Mark Arber.

7:48

Effort on goal by Brian Woodall from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

6:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Scott by Steve Elliott. Free kick taken by Michael Spillane.

5:30

Jon Nurse takes a shot. Blocked by Joshua Low. Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Saunders, Marlon Pack makes a clearance.

5:06

Kaid Mohamed concedes a free kick for a foul on Abu Ogogo. Mark Arber takes the indirect free kick.

3:49

Medy Elito takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Bennett. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Saunders.

2:15

Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Matthew Saunders results in a free kick. Marlon Pack shoots direct from the free kick, Jon Nurse gets a block in.

1:46

The ball is swung over by Sido Jombati.

1:21

Centre by Joshua Low, clearance made by Mark Arber.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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