Second-half goals from Terry Gornell and Byron Harrison helped Cheltenham to victory against 10-man Morecambe.

Matt Richards put the Robins in front with a curling 30-yard free-kick in first-half injury time.

Morecambe captain Mark Hughes was then sent off two minutes after the break, receiving a second yellow card for a tackle on Sam Deering.

Richards had a penalty saved by Barry Roche before Gornell added a second and Harrison made it 3-0 late on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham goalscorer Terry Gornell told BBC Gloucestershire:

"It was a great three points. I think we were under a bit of pressure after Saturday.

"I think it was a blessing in disguise to have a Tuesday game.

"That's what you want after being defeated on Saturday [against Rochdale]. You want a game as soon as possible.

"We got a result and we got a performance as well with it."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's massively disappointing. We keep saying we're never too high and never too low, but it's hard to take.

"We came with a plan and we started the better side. We know they're under a little bit of pressure because they've only won once at home. Their crowd was muted and we kept it that way.

"Obviously the sending-off at the start of the second half made it hard for us, but there are plenty of positives. We've just come off the back of a nine-match unbeaten run and I've told the lads to get their chins up."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 14 Richards
  • 25 Noble
  • 05 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 11 McGlashan (Kotwica - 88' )
  • 08 Deering
  • 10 Gornell Booked
  • 07 Cureton (Harrison - 70' )
  • 04 Taylor (Williams - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Elliott
  • 09 Harrison
  • 12 Roberts
  • 16 Penn
  • 17 Hanks
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 27 Williams

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright Booked
  • 03 Threlfall Booked
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 05 Hughes Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 22 Parrish
  • 16 Drummond (Diagne - 65' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 27 Amond
  • 10 Williams (McGee - 80' )
  • 11 Ellison (Mwasile - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 18 Bell
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 25 Arestidou
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 2,050

Match Stats

Shots

14 3

On target

7 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:00

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:55

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

89:30

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:30

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

87:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zachary Kotwica replaces Jermaine McGlashan because of an injury.

85:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Williams replaces Jason Taylor.

81:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Morecambe 0. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

81:11

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

81:01

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Ryan Williams.

79:20

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

79:08

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:33

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

74:56

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:56

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

72:42

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

72:42

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Kevin Ellison.

70:53

Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

69:32

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:32

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

69:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Jamie Cureton.

68:48

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68:23

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

67:43

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

67:06

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

67:06

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Stewart Drummond.

63:30

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:30

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

61:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Morecambe 0. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

60:40

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:14

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:19

Attempt missed. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

55:36

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Noble.

53:39

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

52:57

Penalty saved! Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

52:10

Penalty conceded by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

51:15

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

51:15

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:45

Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:24 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

46:00

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:43

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +2:21

Attempt saved. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00 +1:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Morecambe 0. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

45:00 +1:34

Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:34

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

45:00 +0:47 Booking

Booking Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:43 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

43:00

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:59

Foul by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town).

42:33

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

39:35

Hand ball by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

37:24

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

33:35

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

30:06

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

30:06

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:59

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

21:36

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

19:43

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

19:21

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

16:27

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

16:27

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:12

Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:12

Foul by Ryan Williams (Morecambe).

12:37

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:37

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

9:57

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Brown.

9:43

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

8:56

Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).

8:56

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:23

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

3:23

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:51

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Brown.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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