Jason Taylor grabbed the only goal as Cheltenham claimed their first win of the season with victory at bottom-of-the-table Accrington.

Taylor's deciding effort came when he met Jason Richards' free-kick eight yards out and the ball deflected home.

Kal Naismith and Lawrie Wilson came closest to an equaliser for the hosts but the Robins held on for the points.

The win was Town's third in four visits to Accrington, who ended the game with 10 men after Wilson went off injured.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town assistant manager Neil Howarth told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We've not played as well as we can, and we've not played as well as we will, but we've got the all-important first victory.

"It was great to get a clean sheet and to bounce back from defeat last week.

"We brought Jason Taylor back in today, he's a good organiser and tough defensive midfielder who just popped up in the six yard box and got the winning goal.

"The longer the game went on, we gained control and started to show the sort of football we can play."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 01 Dunbavin
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle
  • 05 Aldred
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 08 Richardson Booked (Hatfield - 82' )
  • 11 Naismith
  • 15 Mingoia (Gray - 66' )
  • 19 Wilson
  • 07 McCartan (Carver - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Hatfield
  • 14 Clark
  • 18 Carver
  • 20 Windass
  • 17 Gray

Cheltenham

  • 01 S Brown
  • 02 Lowe Booked
  • 05 T Brown
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 04 Taylor
  • 08 Deering
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Penn
  • 10 Gornell (McGlashan - 86' )
  • 23 Gillespie (Harrison - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 15 Inniss
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 20 Jombati
  • 21 Vincent
  • 09 Harrison
  • 19 Kotwica
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 1,224

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

1 2

Corners

5 3

Fouls

10 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:54

Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

90:00 +3:48

Foul by Byron Harrison on Tom Aldred, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1:26

Shot by Sam Deering missed to the right of the target.

90:00 +1:10

Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:03

Corner from the taken by Kal Naismith.

90:00 +0:26

Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

90:00 +0:19

Jermaine McGlashan is caught offside.

89:30

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

89:20

Foul by Tom Aldred on Troy Brown, free kick awarded.

89:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Will Hatfield.

88:44

Clearance by Steve Elliott.

88:28

Luke Joyce crosses the ball in from the free kick.

88:18

Foul by Sam Deering on Kal Naismith, free kick awarded.

87:52

A cross is delivered by Will Hatfield.

85:09 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan replaces Terry Gornell.

84:38

Shot by Sam Deering.

81:47 Substitution

Substitution Will Hatfield comes on in place of Michael Richardson.

81:05

Matt Richards takes the free kick.

80:35

Tom Aldred concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Harrison.

79:10

Luke Joyce restarts play with the free kick.

78:50

James Gray fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick.

75:32

Header at goal by Tom Aldred goes over the frame of the goal.

75:13

Laurence Wilson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

74:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Matt Richards.

74:41

Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

74:34

The ball is delivered by James Gray.

73:39

Marcus Carver has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

73:24

Corner taken by Laurence Wilson.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Carver replaces Shay McCartan.

72:05

Shot by Russell Penn went harmlessly over the bar.

70:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Taylor - Accrington 0 - 1 Cheltenham Jason Taylor grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Cheltenham.

70:10

Matt Richards crosses the ball in from the free kick.

69:51

Foul by Peter Murphy on Craig Braham-Barrett, free kick awarded.

68:42

Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

68:34

Foul by Terry Gornell on Tom Aldred, free kick awarded.

68:08

Tom Aldred makes a clearance.

68:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Richards.

67:45

Clearance by Peter Murphy.

67:39

The ball is delivered by Craig Braham-Barrett.

67:05

Clearance by Troy Brown.

67:00

The ball is swung over by Michael Liddle.

66:17

Sam Deering takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

65:45 Substitution

Substitution James Gray replaces Piero Mingoia.

65:13

Laurence Wilson has an effort at goal. Scott Brown catches the ball.

62:51

Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

62:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Terry Gornell.

61:13

Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

61:04 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie goes off and Byron Harrison comes on.

60:01

Foul by Steven Gillespie on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded.

59:13

Clearance made by Tom Aldred.

59:09

Corner taken by Matt Richards.

58:51

Terry Gornell takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

58:15

Clearance made by Tom Aldred.

58:02

Matt Richards crosses the ball in from the free kick.

57:41

Steven Gillespie fouled by Peter Murphy, the ref awards a free kick.

56:56

Shot by Laurence Wilson went wide right of the post.

55:53

Clearance made by Michael Richardson.

55:40

Corner taken by Matt Richards from the left by-line.

55:26

A cross is delivered by Matt Richards.

55:03

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin safely holds on.

52:48

Clearance by Keith Lowe.

52:43

The ball is crossed by Tom Aldred.

52:15

Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

52:06

Corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line.

51:43

The ball is sent over by Laurence Wilson.

51:35

Free kick taken by Kal Naismith.

50:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kal Naismith by Troy Brown.

50:02

Sam Deering takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

49:47

Clearance made by Troy Brown.

49:39

Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

49:29

Kal Naismith fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.

47:53

Steven Gillespie crosses the ball.

46:35

Steven Gillespie has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:08

Shay McCartan manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:50

Free kick taken by Matt Richards.

45:00 +1:36

Foul by Luke Joyce on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded.

45:00 +0:33

Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

45:00 +0:29

Jason Taylor is caught offside.

43:49

Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

43:35

Steve Elliott challenges Tom Aldred unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:22

Matt Richards takes the free kick.

42:48

Kal Naismith challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:46

Steve Elliott takes the free kick.

41:31

Luke Joyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell.

39:47

Clearance by Terry Gornell.

39:31

Free kick crossed by Piero Mingoia.

38:51

Shay McCartan fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick.

38:31

Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

38:13

Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

38:02

Unfair challenge on Kal Naismith by Terry Gornell results in a free kick.

36:11

Shot by Kal Naismith went wide right of the net.

33:52

The ball is delivered by Craig Braham-Barrett.

33:17

A cross is delivered by Laurence Wilson.

31:35

The ball is swung over by Shay McCartan.

30:28

Corner taken by Piero Mingoia from the left by-line.

30:04

The ball is sent over by Laurence Wilson.

29:15

Clearance by Steve Elliott.

29:06

Free kick taken by Rob Atkinson.

28:49

Russell Penn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurence Wilson.

22:18

Michael Liddle has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

22:00

Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

21:53

The ball is sent over by Piero Mingoia.

20:37

Clearance made by Jason Taylor.

20:13

Luke Joyce restarts play with the free kick.

20:03

Troy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Shay McCartan.

16:13

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

16:01

Troy Brown fouled by Kal Naismith, the ref awards a free kick.

15:44

Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

15:35

Free kick crossed by Laurence Wilson.

15:16

Booking for Keith Lowe.

15:16 Booking

Booking

14:58

Laurence Wilson fouled by Keith Lowe, the ref awards a free kick.

13:54

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

13:30

The referee books Michael Richardson for unsporting behaviour.

13:30 Booking

Booking

12:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Michael Richardson.

12:41

Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

12:33

Free kick crossed by Laurence Wilson.

12:23

Unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia by Craig Braham-Barrett results in a free kick.

11:41

Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

11:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by Terry Gornell.

8:14

Troy Brown makes a clearance.

8:10

The ball is crossed by Laurence Wilson.

7:40

Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

7:31

Luke Joyce fouled by Steven Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick.

3:57

Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

3:48

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded.

2:47

Rob Atkinson makes a clearance.

2:36

Jason Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:17

Foul by Michael Liddle on Terry Gornell, free kick awarded.

1:33

Jason Taylor takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

1:21

Clearance by Tom Aldred.

1:10

The ball is delivered by Sam Deering.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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