Cheltenham missed out on the chance to move into the League Two automatic promotion places after playing out a goalless draw at freezing Morecambe.

The Robins had the better chances, with Shaun Harrad and Kaid Mohamed missing the target and Marlon Pack's free-kick forcing a save from Barry Roche.

Shrimps keeper Roche also did well to deny Russell Penn.

Morecambe's best chance fell to Lewis Alessandra but Scott Brown denied him with a brilliant low save.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I think it's a good point for us, with a clean sheet away from home. They've got an excellent record here and we had to come and battle.

"I thought we were the better team and our game plan worked, I was really disappointed we didn't get the penalty. Sam (Deering) was absolutely smashed, and the referee was five yards away.

"The pitch was pretty awful but we showed that we have got a tough side to us, and how organised we can be."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining
  • 15 McCready
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming (Williams - 75' )
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 14 Burrow (Holroyd - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 23 Doyle
  • 10 Williams
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 26 Holroyd
  • 27 Redshaw

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Jones
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati Booked
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Deering
  • 11 McGlashan Booked
  • 16 Penn
  • 14 Harrad (Duffy - 82' )
  • 23 Mohamed

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 15 Bennett
  • 18 Taylor
  • 34 Hanks
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 1,586

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 6

Corners

0 6

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:14 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

89:54

Will Haining takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

88:41

Corner taken by Billy Jones, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance. Shot from inside the area by Steve Elliott clears the bar.

88:30

A cross is delivered by Kaid Mohamed, Robbie Threlfall gets a block in.

86:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Holroyd. Direct free kick taken by Scott Brown.

86:06

Ryan Williams delivers the ball.

85:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Haining by Jermaine McGlashan. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

84:33

Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon Pack. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

82:53

Kevin Ellison is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Duffy replaces Shaun Harrad.

79:47

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.

79:26

The ball is crossed by Marlon Pack, Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

77:45

The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra, save by Scott Brown.

75:27

The ball is crossed by Marlon Pack, clearance by Will Haining.

74:18 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Ryan Williams coming on for Andrew Fleming.

73:58

Billy Jones takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Stewart Drummond.

73:50

The ball is crossed by Shaun Harrad, Robbie Threlfall gets a block in.

73:32

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Robbie Threlfall.

71:51

Lewis Alessandra sends in a cross.

68:48

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Keith Lowe gets a block in. Robbie Threlfall produces a cross, clearance made by Russell Penn.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan Burrow.

66:03

Corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Keith Lowe goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

65:49

The ball is crossed by Kaid Mohamed, Robbie Threlfall gets a block in.

62:07

Shot from outside the box by Kevin Ellison misses to the left of the target.

59:55

The offside flag is raised against Nicholas Fenton. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

59:08

Foul by Russell Penn on Jordan Burrow, free kick awarded. Will Haining takes the free kick.

58:26

The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, Sido Jombati manages to make a clearance.

58:01

Robbie Threlfall sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

57:01

Sam Deering delivers the ball, save by Barry Roche.

56:25

Andrew Fleming challenges Sam Deering unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Lowe takes the direct free kick.

54:28

Robbie Threlfall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Deering. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

54:08

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.

53:42

Jermaine McGlashan produces a cross, Shot from close in by Kaid Mohamed misses to the left of the target.

52:57

The ball is delivered by Kevin Ellison, comfortable save by Scott Brown.

52:11

Jordan Burrow is ruled offside. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

51:50

The ball is sent over by Kevin Ellison, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance. Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Jordan Burrow gets a block in.

48:57

The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

47:01

The ball is delivered by Kaid Mohamed, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

46:12

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kevin Ellison goes wide left of the goal.

45:53

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:18

Shot from 35 yards by Russell Penn went wide of the left-hand post.

43:27

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Deering to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

43:05

Sam Deering takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Barry Roche.

42:53

Russell Penn takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

42:04

Lewis Alessandra produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

40:51

Jordan Burrow is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Brown.

38:46

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Stewart Drummond gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Sido Jombati, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

37:27

Scott Brown takes the indirect free kick.

37:27 Booking

Booking Sido Jombati is shown a yellow card for dissent.

37:12

Jordan Burrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lowe.

36:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Harrad. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

32:26

The ball is sent over by Gary McDonald.

29:44

The ball is sent over by Kevin Ellison, clearance by Keith Lowe.

28:45

Kevin Ellison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Brown.

28:14

Andrew Fleming has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:56

The ball is crossed by Lewis Alessandra, clearance by Keith Lowe.

26:44

Jermaine McGlashan produces a cross, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.

23:02

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Ellison. Scott Brown takes the direct free kick.

22:04

Marlon Pack delivers the ball, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

19:55

Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones.

18:53

Effort from the edge of the box by Lewis Alessandra goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Marlon Pack. Lewis Alessandra restarts play with the free kick.

17:27

Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball, Steve Elliott makes a clearance. Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Brown.

16:54

Russell Penn challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick.

15:49 Booking

Booking Jermaine McGlashan is shown a yellow card.

13:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Elliott on Gary McDonald. Nicholas Fenton restarts play with the free kick.

12:15

Foul by Robbie Threlfall on Jermaine McGlashan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sam Deering, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.

11:41

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

9:50

Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Save made by Scott Brown.

9:40

Centre by Will Haining, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

9:14

Russell Penn produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

8:53

Jermaine McGlashan crosses the ball.

8:39

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

7:54

Sam Deering fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones takes the free kick.

7:25

Foul by Russell Penn on Lewis Alessandra, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

4:07

Foul by Marlon Pack on Jordan Burrow, free kick awarded. Will Haining takes the free kick.

2:44

Sam Deering produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

2:02

Gary McDonald delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Jordan Burrow results in a free kick. Scott Brown takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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