Cheltenham comfortably saw off Accrington Stanley to maintain their League Two play-off push.

Keith Lowe opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, heading in from close range before Ben Burgess nodded in after the break.

Marlon Pack then fired in direct from a free-kick before Bobby Grant poked home Accrington's only goal from almost on the goal-line.

Kaid Mohamed rounded off the Robins' win with a shot from inside the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It wasn't free-flowing but there was some good football played. We only take care of ourselves and we're one point off Cheltenham's second highest total in the league.

"Accrington are a good side and they'll be a side to watch next year for sure but I thought we edged it. It's three good points closer to where we're wanting to be.

"Today's about character and about getting a result, I'm delighted with the three points. The boys know we've done well today, but we can also do better."

"Great to see Ben Burgess score, he flung himself at it and that's what you've got to do, get a dirty face. It was a cracking ball from Keith Lowe, he put a couple of really great balls in today."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham

  • 12 Butland
  • 02 Lowe
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett
  • 19 Garbutt
  • 07 Pack
  • 16 Penn (McGlashan - 73' )
  • 25 Summerfield
  • 09 Duffy (Smikle - 79' )
  • 23 Mohamed
  • 29 Burgess (Spencer - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Low
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 McGlashan
  • 14 Spencer
  • 30 MacLean

Accrington Stanley

  • 22 Nicholls
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 18 Willis
  • 29 Liddle
  • 11 Joyce
  • 19 Evans (Amond - 61' )
  • 27 Hughes (Barnett - 61' )
  • 30 Hatfield
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 09 Guthrie Booked (McIntyre - 65' )
  • 16 Grant

Substitutes

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 12 Murphy
  • 08 Barnett
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 23 Amond
Ref: Williamson
Att: 3,217

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

12 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaid Mohamed - Cheltenham 4 - 1 Accrington Kaid Mohamed finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 4-1 Accrington Stanley.

90:00 +0:41

Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

88:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Spencer by Aristote Nsiala. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

87:42

Shot on goal by Kaid Mohamed from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

84:53 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

84:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on James Spencer. Direct free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

82:46

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.

81:06

Corner from the left by-line taken by Bobby Grant, Aristote Nsiala challenges Keith Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

77:52 Substitution

Substitution Brian Smikle comes on in place of Darryl Duffy.

77:52

James Spencer concedes a free kick for a foul on Aristote Nsiala. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

75:36

Assist by Will Hatfield.

75:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Grant - Cheltenham 3 - 1 Accrington Bobby Grant finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 3-1 Accrington Stanley.

73:26

James Spencer takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan comes on in place of Russell Penn.

71:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Willis on James Spencer. Luke Garbutt produces a cross, Alan Bennett has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

69:55

Shot from long distance by Bobby Grant misses to the right of the target.

69:22

Will Hatfield decides to take a short corner.

69:16

The ball is crossed by Will Hatfield, Alan Bennett gets a block in.

65:44 Substitution

Substitution James Spencer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Burgess.

64:37

Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

64:37 Substitution

Substitution Kevin McIntyre joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kurtis Guthrie.

64:37

Corner taken left-footed by Bobby Grant,

64:30

Centre by Padraig Amond, blocked by Luke Garbutt.

61:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon Pack - Cheltenham 3 - 0 Accrington Marlon Pack fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 3-0 Accrington Stanley.

60:31 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Barnett on for Bryan Hughes.

60:31 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond replaces Micah Evans.

60:31

Foul by Will Hatfield on Luke Garbutt, free kick awarded.

57:45

Bryan Hughes takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.

57:18

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

55:57

The assist for the goal came from Keith Lowe.

55:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Burgess - Cheltenham 2 - 0 Accrington Ben Burgess finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Cheltenham 2-0 Accrington Stanley.

55:54

Keith Lowe sends in a cross,

54:27

Keith Lowe produces a cross, save by Lee Nicholls.

51:20

Corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Keith Lowe misses to the right of the target.

51:05

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

50:47

The ball is sent over by Michael Liddle, clearance by Luke Garbutt.

49:20

Micah Evans is ruled offside. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

48:22

Alan Bennett challenges Kurtis Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Bryan Hughes from left channel, save by Jack Butland.

47:53

Darryl Duffy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

46:46

Russell Penn has an effort at goal. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:25

Darryl Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Aristote Nsiala. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bobby Grant from right wing, save by Jack Butland.

45:00 +1:15

A cross is delivered by Bobby Grant, save by Jack Butland.

44:23

Marlon Pack produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:34

Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Joyce. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

41:58

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Luke Summerfield, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.

41:29

The ball is delivered by Keith Lowe, Ben Burgess has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

40:31

Bobby Grant has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

39:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Summerfield by Bryan Hughes. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

36:57 Booking

Booking Kurtis Guthrie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

36:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Jack Butland. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.

35:18

Short corner taken by Bobby Grant from the right by-line.

35:10

The ball is delivered by Bryan Hughes, blocked by Luke Garbutt.

31:46

Bryan Hughes takes a shot.

31:19

A cross is delivered by Bryan Hughes, clearance by Steve Elliott.

28:19

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line, Kurtis Guthrie manages to make a clearance.

27:38

The ball is delivered by Marlon Pack, Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

27:11

Short corner taken by Marlon Pack from the right by-line.

27:00

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

25:43

The official flags Darryl Duffy offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

25:02

Centre by Micah Evans.

24:05

Will Hatfield takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

23:27

Bobby Grant produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

22:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Ben Burgess. Luke Garbutt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Aristote Nsiala makes a clearance.

21:20

Craig Lindfield delivers the ball.

21:11

A cross is delivered by Kurtis Guthrie, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

19:39

Bobby Grant is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

18:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack from the right by-line, Kurtis Guthrie makes a clearance.

18:05

Foul by Will Hatfield on Keith Lowe, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Luke Garbutt, clearance made by Liam Willis.

16:34

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

15:41

The ball is sent over by Kaid Mohamed.

14:30

Luke Garbutt crosses the ball, Close range header by Ben Burgess goes over the bar.

13:43

Kurtis Guthrie fouled by Marlon Pack, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Bobby Grant from the free kick, Jack Butland makes a comfortable save.

11:55

Assist by Russell Penn.

11:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Keith Lowe - Cheltenham 1 - 0 Accrington Keith Lowe grabs a headed goal from close in. Cheltenham 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

10:28

Foul by Liam Willis on Darryl Duffy, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Luke Garbutt from the free kick, save by Lee Nicholls. Corner from the right by-line taken by Marlon Pack, clearance made by Liam Willis.

9:50

Kurtis Guthrie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

8:53

Corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt, Craig Lindfield manages to make a clearance.

8:28

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Kurtis Guthrie results in a free kick. Keith Lowe takes the free kick.

3:39

Ben Burgess has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

0:34

Unfair challenge on Aristote Nsiala by Ben Burgess results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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