Debutant Jordan Wynter's late goal sealed a remarkable second-half comeback for Cheltenham Town, who won at Tranmere Rovers.

Eliot Richards latched onto Max Power's ball for the opener before Marc Laird ran 60 yards to slot home a second.

The fight-back started when Matt Richards powered home before Koby Arthur restored parity moments later.

But Cheltenham sealed an impressive second half as Wynter volleyed home a late winner to snatch all three points.

Wynter, who joined Cheltenham on loan from Bristol City on Friday , scored on his debut whilst Laird and Eliot Richards both scored their first Tranmere goals.

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post Match: Yates on Tranmere v Cheltenham

"Eliot Richards, in that hole, against my three centre halves - we talked about it and I decided we'd leave it as it is, so I've got to take responsibility for the first goal.

"Once we changed we battered them and created chance after chance.

"I thought it was one of my best moments since I've been here.

"A couple of my players had their best performances in a Cheltenham shirt.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Power
  • 25 Hill
  • 08 Koumas
  • 06 Holness
  • 05 Ihiekwe
  • 14 Laird
  • 15 Kirby (Odejayi - 77' )
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Woodards (Holmes - 57' Booked )
  • 10 Richards (Rowe - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Holmes
  • 09 Odejayi
  • 12 Rowe
  • 19 Donacien
  • 20 Ramsbottom
  • 22 Bruna
  • 23 Gill

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Carson
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 03 Braham-Barrett
  • 04 Taylor
  • 05 Brown Booked
  • 06 Elliott (Sterling-James - 45' )
  • 07 Wynter
  • 08 Richards
  • 09 Harrison Booked
  • 10 Gornell (Hanks - 63' )
  • 25 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 11 Haworth
  • 15 Deaman
  • 16 Hanks
  • 18 Black
  • 19 Sterling-James (Hanks - 94' )
  • 20 Arthur
  • 30 Reynolds
Ref: Nigel Miller
Att: 4,607

Match Stats

Shots

12 21

On target

6 12

Corners

3 6

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 3.

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 3.

90:00 +3:44

Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +3:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Omari Sterling-James.

90:00 +2:49

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:59

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

90:00 +0:18

Attempt saved. Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:25

Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

84:25

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:58

Attempt missed. Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

79:12 Booking

Booking Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

79:06

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

77:43

Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Jake Kirby.

72:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 3. Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

70:25

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

70:25

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 2. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

68:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Eliot Richards.

66:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

66:47

Attempt saved. Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:00

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:57

Foul by Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town).

64:43

Attempt saved. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:15

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

62:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces Terry Gornell.

60:05

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:25

Attempt blocked. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:40 Booking

Booking Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

57:40

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

57:40

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Holmes replaces Dan Woodards.

55:28

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

55:28

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:56

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:23

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:49

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Byron Harrison.

51:37

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

51:17

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Omari Sterling-James.

51:08

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:45

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

46:23

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Kirby.

46:13

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Steve Elliott.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 +2:43

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dan Woodards.

45:00 +0:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Cheltenham Town 0. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cole Stockton.

40:17

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

39:32

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

37:00

Attempt missed. Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

35:55

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Owain Williams.

35:43

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

35:07

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:07

Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).

29:03

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

28:19 Booking

Booking Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

27:24

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:24

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

26:19

Attempt missed. Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:55

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

23:50

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:05

Attempt saved. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:09

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Max Power.

19:13

Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:53

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:53

Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).

14:25

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:25

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

11:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

10:55

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

10:55

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:46

Attempt saved. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:37

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Max Power.

8:45

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:45

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

7:28

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

7:28

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:48

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:16

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:10

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

1:10

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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