Two second-half goals helped Fleetwood come from behind to clinch a crucial win at Cheltenham and stay in the hunt for automatic promotion.

The home side led at the break through Jamie Cureton's close-range finish.

Fleetwood rallied in the second half and equalised when Antoni Sarcevic converted a 55th-minute penalty after Iain Hume was fouled in the box.

Josh Morris volleyed his first Cod Army goal 10 minutes later, before Cureton's late strike was cleared off the line.

Fleetwood's victory kept up the pressure on the teams above them in the table, with Graham Alexander's side three points behind Chesterfield and Rochdale and five below leaders Scunthorpe.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We do find some ways to lose games.

"Scott hasn't had a shot to save all game and somehow we've lost. Words fail me on that one.

"It's what we've done all season - throw away leads. I apologise to the supporters for the way that happened.

"But until we shot ourselves in the foot, we were good."

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We put ourselves on the back foot with our first-half showing and we had to dig deep to get three points.

"The players did that and it was great to see because the second half was much improved from the first.

"Players always win games. It's not what we [managers] do. They all showed the right spirit and that's all it had to be - more spirit and more tempo."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Noble
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Elliott
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 27 Williams (Deering - 69' )
  • 09 Harrison
  • 07 Cureton
  • 14 Richards Booked (Vincent - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Deering
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent
  • 28 Ihiekwe
  • 32 Brundle

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell Booked
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 25 Jordan Booked
  • 13 Goodall
  • 06 Pond
  • 05 Roberts
  • 17 Blair Booked
  • 18 Sarcevic (Cresswell - 82' )
  • 23 Ball (Evans - 85' )
  • 36 Hume (Parkin - 75' )
  • 24 Morris

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 09 Parkin
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 29 Barton
Ref: Graham Horwood
Att: 2,890

Match Stats

Shots

4 6

On target

3 2

Corners

6 2

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +4:33

Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +4:33

Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:50 Booking

Booking Chris Maxwell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:27

Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +2:27

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:15

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:32

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

90:00 +0:32

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

88:43

Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

88:08

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:08

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

84:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

83:52

Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

83:52

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

79:58

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

79:50

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

79:37

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

78:54

Hand ball by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

77:45

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

77:45

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

77:11

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

77:11

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Iain Hume.

74:07

Attempt saved. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

73:09

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

73:09

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

68:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Harry Williams.

68:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Matthew Richards.

65:41

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Jordan.

59:01

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Harry Williams.

58:37

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

56:22

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:00

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:57

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

54:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

53:54 Booking

Booking Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

53:42

Penalty conceded by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

53:42

Penalty Fleetwood Town. Iain Hume draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:45

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

46:20 Booking

Booking Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:53

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

45:53

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

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

45:00 +0:18

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

34:38

Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

34:38

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

26:12

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

24:20

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

24:20

Foul by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

21:16

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

21:16

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

19:32

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

15:58

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

14:33

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

14:33

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:03

Harry Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:03

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

10:50 Booking

Booking Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

10:39

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

10:39

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

5:27

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

5:27

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

0:47

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:47

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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