Koby Arthur struck in injury time as Cheltenham Town maintained their unbeaten start in League Two against Hartlepool at Whaddon Road.

The Robins dominated but seemed unable to beat visiting keeper Scott Flinders.

Gornell saw his header cleared off the line by Neil Austin before substitute John Marquis hit the post.

Marquis was denied again when Flinders pushed his header onto the bar before Arthur nodded in the winner from Matt Taylor's headed flick.

Cheltenham Town coach Shaun North told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Shaun North: Cheltenham Town coach on win against Hartlepool

"I don't think anyone had a poor game today, everyone did their bit and defensively we did very well.

"The good thing is that we're creating chances and making keepers make saves. Maybe we need a little work this week on finishing.

"It's nice to be unbeaten, it means that we're doing things right."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Carson
  • 02 Vaughan (Sterling-James - 71' )
  • 03 Braham-Barrett
  • 06 Elliott
  • 04 Taylor
  • 05 Brown
  • 07 Wynter
  • 08 Richards
  • 10 Gornell (Marquis - 60' )
  • 09 Harrison (Arthur - 78' )
  • 25 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 11 Haworth
  • 15 Deaman
  • 16 Hanks
  • 18 Black
  • 19 Sterling-James
  • 20 Arthur
  • 26 Marquis

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 02 Austin Booked
  • 10 Miller
  • 05 Collins
  • 04 Bates
  • 07 Franks (James - 92' )
  • 08 Walker
  • 24 Wyke
  • 09 Harewood Booked (Woods - 70' )
  • 17 Brobbel Booked (Compton - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Holden
  • 11 Compton
  • 14 Woods
  • 19 Richards
  • 26 Harrison
  • 31 Dixon
  • 33 James
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 2,735

Match Stats

Shots

13 4

On target

6 3

Corners

4 2

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +5:08 Full time

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

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Compton replaces Ryan Brobbel.

90:00 +1:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Jonathan Franks.

89:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Troy Brown.

87:26 Booking

Booking Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

87:20

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:20

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).

82:39

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:16 Booking

Booking Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

79:09

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

79:09

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces Byron Harrison.

76:52

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

76:52

Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:58

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

73:26

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:26

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

71:07

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:07

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Lee Vaughan.

69:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Marlon Harewood.

69:12

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

68:00

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:58

Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

67:16

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

67:16

Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:53

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

64:53

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

64:33

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Neil Austin.

64:23

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

63:15

Foul by Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town).

63:15

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:21

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

62:21

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:51

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:51

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

59:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. John Marquis replaces Terry Gornell.

58:04 Booking

Booking Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

58:00

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:57

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

56:55

Attempt saved. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:15

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

56:15

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

54:34

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

53:49

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

51:01

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:16

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

47:16

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

46:34

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

45:37

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:37

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

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

45:00 +0:45

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

45:00 +0:45

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

41:49

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

41:49

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:39

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

37:08

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

37:08

Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:09

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

34:09

Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:47

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

31:47

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

30:29

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

30:29

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

29:38

Attempt saved. Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26:51

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Neil Austin.

26:27

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:39

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:55

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

18:53

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

17:10

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

17:10

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United).

16:43

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:43

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

15:06

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

14:20

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

14:20

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

13:27

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

11:31

Attempt saved. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:03

Attempt missed. Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

5:09

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

0:31

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

0:31

Jordan Wynter (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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