First half goals from George Bowerman and Luke Joyce helped struggling Accrington to their first win in five games with victory at Cheltenham.

Stanley took the lead when Bowerman nodded in Nicky Hunt's cross, after an attempted clearance by Matt Richards.

They doubled their advantage when Bowerman turned provider, with Luke Joyce heading in from close range.

Jamie Cureton got one back for the Robins with a powerful shot, but the visitors held on for a valuable win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Just because they had a go in the second half doesn't cut the mustard for me, we should have been right at it from the start.

"I told them it was going to be a tough game and we warned them but we just had a lethargic first half performance. The two goals we conceded were so poor on our part."

"We're disappointed and we have to pick ourselves up quickly now and go again."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 04 Taylor (Deering - 62' )
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Elliott
  • 11 McGlashan (Vincent - 74' )
  • 14 Richards
  • 10 Gornell (Harrison - 62' )
  • 07 Cureton
  • 23 Roofe

Substitutes

  • 08 Deering
  • 09 Harrison
  • 12 Roberts
  • 17 Hanks
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent
  • 28 Ihiekwe

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli Booked
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 19 Wilson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 11 Naismith
  • 02 Murphy Booked
  • 44 Bowerman (Webber - 74' )
  • 24 Odejayi Booked (Atkinson - 87' )
  • 15 Mingoia (Hatfield - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Liddle
  • 07 McCartan
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson
Ref: Tim Robinson

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

5 5

Corners

5 2

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

90:00 +5:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

90:00 +5:01

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

90:00 +3:53

Attempt saved. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:04

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +3:04

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:20 Booking

Booking Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:45

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:45

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

88:58

Hand ball by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

87:32

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

86:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Robert Atkinson replaces Kayode Odejayi.

86:14 Booking

Booking Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

86:00

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:57

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

84:44

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:44

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

84:08

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

84:08

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:28 Booking

Booking Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

83:00

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:54

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

82:07

Attempt missed. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

81:46

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

79:33 Booking

Booking Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

76:46

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

76:46

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

75:06

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:06

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

73:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

71:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Braham-Barrett.

69:41

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

69:21

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:36

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:36

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

68:05

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

68:05

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley).

62:36

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces Terry Gornell.

61:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Jason Taylor.

60:52

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

58:05

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

58:05

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:23

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

57:23

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:28

Attempt saved. Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:51

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

54:22

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

53:59

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

52:29

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

52:17

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

51:39

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town).

51:39

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

45:00 +1:05

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

45:00 +1:05

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:43

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

44:34

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

43:46

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:46

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

42:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Bowerman.

41:59

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

34:55

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

34:38

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

31:53

Attempt missed. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

31:03

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:03

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

29:43

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

29:43

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:42

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26:00

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:58

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

22:56

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:56

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

14:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Hunt.

12:24

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:24

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

10:58

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:52

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:52

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

4:24

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Brown.

4:13

Attempt saved. Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:37

George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:37

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

2:42

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

2:42

Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:22

Attempt missed. George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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