Jermaine McGlashan's goal earned a 1-0 victory for Cheltenham at fellow mid-table outfit Hartlepool.

McGlashan netted from close range 16 minutes from time after Darren Holden failed to clear David Noble's cross.

Bradley Walker and Jack Barmby went close with first-half efforts for Hartlepool, while Jack Compton put a free header wide after the break.

James Poole almost equalised for Colin Cooper's men but his late attempt was blocked by team-mate Luke James.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we thoroughly deserved that win, it was a really great game of football with two teams trying to pass and trying to get on it.

"Although we looked a threat, we just felt we looked too open in wide areas and they were getting some good deliveries, particularly down the left in the first 10 to 15 minutes.

"We changed it and locked it up a little bit and it actually helped us pass the ball more.

"Byron [Harrison] worked tirelessly, there were some really good glimpses and I thought he should have got a penalty seconds before the goal."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 22 Holden
  • 38 Walker (Hawkins - 82' )
  • 05 Collins
  • 35 Burgess
  • 08 Walton
  • 14 Compton
  • 33 James
  • 07 Franks (Rutherford - 84' )
  • 12 Barmby Booked (Poole - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Poole
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 16 Rowbotham
  • 17 Rutherford
  • 19 Richards
  • 20 Jones
  • 28 Hawkins

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 20 Jombati
  • 08 Deering
  • 09 Harrison (Gornell - 93' )
  • 14 Richards
  • 25 Noble (Taylor - 87' )
  • 29 Daniels
  • 32 Brundle Booked
  • 28 Ihiekwe

Substitutes

  • 04 Taylor
  • 07 Cureton
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 3,328

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

5 5

Corners

4 2

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +4:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +3:43

Foul by James Poole (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +3:43

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

90:00 +3:19

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:46 Substitution

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

90:00 +2:26

Attempt blocked. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:27

Hand ball by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

89:06

Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

89:06

Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:12

Attempt missed. Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

87:38

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Byron Harrison.

87:00

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:57

Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).

86:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces David Noble.

85:45

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:45

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

84:46

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:46

Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).

83:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Greg Rutherford replaces Jonathan Franks.

83:21

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:21

Foul by Billy Daniels (Cheltenham Town).

82:37

Attempt missed. James Poole (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:41

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

81:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

80:18 Booking

Booking Mitch Brundle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

80:03

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:03

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Cheltenham Town).

75:54

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

75:54

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

73:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Deering.

67:33

Attempt missed. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

67:18

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:48

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

65:55

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

65:55

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:32

Attempt missed. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

62:14

Attempt blocked. James Poole (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:44

Foul by Simon Walton (Hartlepool United).

58:44

Billy Daniels (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Jack Barmby.

55:24

Attempt saved. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:30

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

53:51

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jack Barmby.

52:03

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

52:03

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:19

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

51:11

Attempt saved. Darren Holden (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:00

Billy Daniels (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

45:00

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00

Attempt saved. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:29

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:28

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:28

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

37:35 Booking

Booking Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

37:30

Foul by Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United).

37:30

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

34:41

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

34:41

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:39

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

31:42

Sam Collins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:42

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

24:44

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

23:11

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sam Collins.

22:11

Attempt saved. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

17:33

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

14:09

Attempt saved. Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

13:18

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by David Noble.

12:34

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mitch Brundle.

11:19

Foul by Luke James (Hartlepool United).

11:19

Billy Daniels (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:00

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:00

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

6:31

Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

4:39

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

2:18

Foul by Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United).

2:18

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

0:49

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mitch Brundle.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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