A late Chris Zebroski goal saw Cheltenham beat Burton and extended their unbeaten run to five matches.

Zebroski pounced in a crowded area after a goalmouth scramble to secure Cheltenham's fourth straight home win.

Billy Kee missed two chances to level and Calvin Zola put his header over the bar as Burton were beaten for only the second time in 12 league matches.

Kaid Mohamed, Jermaine McGlashan and Russell Penn also went close for the Robins, who stay third in League Two.

Burton drop to seventh and they are now six points off the automatic promotion places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought our performance particularly in the first half was excellent, we should have gone in two or three up.

"We had plenty of chances, you think maybe it's not your day, but you've got to keep believing. We kept trying different things, we wanted to get bodies in the box and fortunately it ended right in the end.

"Three defeats in 17 league games, I think shows that we've had a good start to the season. The lads work tremendously hard when we ask them to and I think everyone deserves a little pat on the back.

"We've had a real tough week against two really tough sides, and to come away with four points and two clean sheets on the back of getting through to the next round of the FA Cup, everyone deserves a bit of credit."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"I've just told the lads I'm really, really proud of that performance and I think that shows an awful lot about us as a team.

"They had a lot of set-pieces and I think at one stage it looked as though that would be the only way they'd score, but they kept going and they finally got one.

"It was a bad goal to concede for us but we had one or two half opportunities and, with a bit better composure, we might have made a bit more of them. Overall, it was an excellent away performance."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Jones
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett
  • 22 Jombati
  • 04 Carter
  • 07 Pack
  • 11 McGlashan (Lowe - 90' )
  • 16 Penn (Harrad - 77' Booked )
  • 23 Mohamed (Goulding - 69' )
  • 26 Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 02 Lowe
  • 17 Andrew
  • 08 Deering
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding
  • 14 Harrad

Burton Albion

  • 30 Oxley
  • 04 Stanton
  • 05 Diamond Booked
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness Booked
  • 08 Weir
  • 11 Palmer
  • 22 Dyer (Taylor - 86' )
  • 23 Bell
  • 10 Zola
  • 18 Paterson (Kee - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Corbett
  • 06 McGrath
  • 07 Taylor
  • 15 Palmer
  • 09 Richards
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Scott
Att: 2,804

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

7 2

Corners

11 7

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:43 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +5:06

Anthony O'Connor takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

90:00 +4:46

Unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor by Jeff Goulding results in a free kick. Mark Oxley takes the free kick.

90:00 +4:02 Booking

Booking Shaun Harrad is booked.

90:00 +2:43

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:43 Substitution

Substitution Keith Lowe is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine McGlashan.

90:00 +2:43 Booking

Booking Zander Diamond is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +2:38

Zander Diamond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sido Jombati.

90:00 +2:21

The ball is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, clearance by Sido Jombati.

90:00 +1:41

Centre by Jermaine McGlashan, clearance made by Robbie Weir.

90:00 +0:22

Shaun Harrad fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

88:54

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, save by Scott Brown. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer to the near post, Shaun Harrad makes a clearance.

88:13

A cross is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, Header from deep inside the area by Billy Kee goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:42 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Dyer.

85:42

Assist by Steve Elliott.

85:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Zebroski - Cheltenham 1 - 0 Burton Chris Zebroski fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-0 Burton Albion.

83:44

Billy Jones delivers the ball, Steve Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Oxley.

82:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Harrad on Robbie Weir. Free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

79:33

The ball is swung over by Anthony O'Connor, clearance by Steve Elliott.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad joins the action as a substitute, replacing Russell Penn.

75:49

Jeff Goulding concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Mark Oxley takes the free kick.

75:18

Calvin Zola is caught offside. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

74:34

The ball is sent over by Chris Palmer, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

73:31

Sido Jombati gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

72:25

Marcus Holness challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jermaine McGlashan takes the direct free kick. Corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Anthony O'Connor.

72:25 Booking

Booking Marcus Holness booked for unsporting behaviour.

71:22

Chris Palmer takes a shot. Save made by Scott Brown. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

69:44

The ball is sent over by Sido Jombati, clearance made by Anthony O'Connor. Marlon Pack challenges Billy Kee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

68:26 Substitution

Substitution Kaid Mohamed goes off and Jeff Goulding comes on.

68:26

Effort from outside the box by Lee Bell goes wide right of the target.

67:25

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Billy Kee results in a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

66:46 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Kee.

64:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Billy Jones, clearance made by Calvin Zola.

63:35

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Sido Jombati results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

61:44

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

61:01

Chris Palmer produces a cross, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

60:11

The official flags Chris Zebroski offside. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

58:33

Jack Dyer fouled by Kaid Mohamed, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

57:34

Long range shot by Robbie Weir goes wide right of the target.

56:36

Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Chris Palmer results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Billy Jones, clearance by Lee Bell.

56:00

Corner taken short by Billy Jones.

55:11

The ball is delivered by Anthony O'Connor, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

53:12

Outswinging corner taken by Billy Jones, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

52:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter by Calvin Zola. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

51:52

Russell Penn takes a shot. Save made by Mark Oxley.

50:53

Corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Bell.

48:59

The ball is delivered by Chris Palmer, Billy Jones makes a clearance.

46:34

Unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sido Jombati.

45:26

Billy Jones produces a cross, clearance by Anthony O'Connor. Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save made by Mark Oxley.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:32

Chris Palmer produces a cross, save by Scott Brown.

44:06

Jermaine McGlashan produces a cross, save by Mark Oxley.

43:27

The ball is swung over by Marlon Pack, Russell Penn takes a shot. Save made by Mark Oxley.

42:56

The ball is swung over by Nathan Stanton, Zander Diamond takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.

42:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Darren Carter. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

41:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter by Calvin Zola. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

39:46

Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, save by Scott Brown. Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Scott Brown makes a save.

37:43

Jermaine McGlashan crosses the ball, clearance by Anthony O'Connor. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, Marlon Pack takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Oxley.

37:27

Russell Penn fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones takes the free kick.

36:17

Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

35:15

Billy Jones takes the inswinging corner, save made by Mark Oxley.

34:23

Nathan Stanton fouled by Jermaine McGlashan, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Palmer restarts play with the free kick.

32:46

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon Pack. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.

32:16

Steve Elliott challenges Marcus Holness unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

30:18

Jack Dyer takes a shot.

29:13

Marlon Pack concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Chris Palmer crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steve Elliott makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer, Scott Brown makes a save.

27:46

Billy Jones delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Alan Bennett clears the crossbar.

25:15

The ball is sent over by Marcus Holness, save by Scott Brown.

24:16

The ball is delivered by Sido Jombati.

20:56

Lee Bell challenges Russell Penn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

17:44

The ball is delivered by Billy Jones, clearance by Zander Diamond.

15:53

Nathan Stanton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan. The ball is crossed by Billy Jones, Sido Jombati takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in. Billy Jones takes the outswinging corner, Calvin Zola manages to make a clearance.

15:14

Long range shot by Robbie Weir goes wide left of the target.

11:35

Calvin Zola takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

10:07

Billy Jones delivers the ball, save made by Mark Oxley.

9:18

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Mark Oxley takes the direct free kick.

8:05

Chris Zebroski delivers the ball, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.

5:52

Foul by Anthony O'Connor on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Billy Jones delivers the ball, Alan Bennett takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the left by-line, save by Mark Oxley.

5:23

A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, clearance made by Anthony O'Connor.

2:37

The referee penalises Chris Zebroski for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Palmer.

0:52

Chris Zebroski fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Anthony O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

0:14

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Sido Jombati. Scott Brown takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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