Cheltenham 1-0 Rotherham

Marlon Pack scored a 25-yard stunner as Cheltenham kept the pressure on Crawley Town at the top of the table with victory over Rotherham.

The midfielder scored the game's only goal in the 11th minute with a low drive from distance.

The Robins could have won by more and Jimmy Spencer headed wide and hit the outside of the bar.

The Millers offered little going forward but Brett Williams forced a late Scott Brown save with a header.

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Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Yates hails 'great' Cheltenham win

"It wasn't pretty, but we've ground it out. We dealt with a lot of long balls up to their strikers who were excellent and caused us problems.

"Second half we defended a lot better than we did first half. You're not going to win games playing flowing football all the time.

"We could have got a second possibly at times, but that's a great win for us on a Friday and it'll be a little bit sweeter watching other teams try and do it in a busy period of football."

Rotherham United manager Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

The better side lost - Scott

"The better side's lost, but we've not hit the target often enough.

"We've got to keep believing, they're a good side, but I think we've shown them how good we are as well.

"We've got to take the positives out of tonight and got to believe what we're doing is right."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett
  • 19 Garbutt
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Low (Mohamed - 68' )
  • 16 Penn Booked
  • 21 Graham (Duffy - 58' )
  • 25 Summerfield
  • 14 Spencer (Smikle - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Lowe
  • 11 Smikle
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding
  • 23 Mohamed

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan
  • 02 Tonge Booked
  • 17 Mullins
  • 24 Raynes Booked
  • 25 Harley (Williams - 71' )
  • 04 Harrison Booked
  • 07 Evans
  • 11 Schofield
  • 26 Wood
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 22 Brown
  • 08 Taylor
  • 10 Williams
  • 20 Holroyd
Ref: Langford
Att: 3,582

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

6 1

Corners

4 9

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:05

Shot by Luke Summerfield from 35 yards. Save made by Conrad Logan.

89:55

Alex Revell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

88:02

Effort from inside the area by Luke Summerfield misses to the right of the target.

83:39

Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

83:39 Booking

Booking Michael Raynes is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

83:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy by Michael Raynes.

81:51

Corner taken by Luke Garbutt, clearance made by Dale Tonge.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution James Spencer goes off and Brian Smikle comes on.

80:49

Kaid Mohamed is penalised for a handball. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

80:24

The ball is delivered by Brett Williams, save by Scott P Brown.

78:41

Brett Williams produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Michael Raynes misses to the left of the target.

77:53

Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood, clearance made by Marlon Pack.

76:35

The ball is crossed by Kaid Mohamed, Darryl Duffy takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.

74:33

Alex Revell produces a cross, save by Scott P Brown. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans, save made by Scott P Brown.

74:10

The referee blows for offside against James Spencer. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

73:23

Danny Harrison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

71:50

Dale Tonge sends in a cross, save by Scott P Brown.

71:25

The ball is swung over by Sam Wood, save by Scott P Brown.

70:11

Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Jon Harley goes off and Brett Williams comes on.

70:11

Danny Schofield fouled by James Spencer, the ref awards a free kick.

68:16

Kaid Mohamed has an effort at goal. Conrad Logan makes a save. James Spencer takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

67:05 Substitution

Substitution Kaid Mohamed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joshua Low.

67:05

James Spencer takes a shot from outside the box and strikes the post.

65:22

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wood from the right by-line, clearance made by Joshua Low.

62:52

Lewis Grabban is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

60:50

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Blocked by Sido Jombati. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans, clearance made by Marlon Pack.

59:57

Alex Revell challenges Marlon Pack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

58:48

A cross is delivered by Gareth Evans, Alan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

57:11 Substitution

Substitution Bagasan Graham goes off and Darryl Duffy comes on.

56:40 Booking

Booking Russell Penn goes into the referee's book for persistent infringement.

55:44

Centre by Sam Wood, Luke Garbutt makes a clearance.

51:44

Alex Revell delivers the ball.

49:15

Gareth Evans crosses the ball.

46:11

Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

46:11 Booking

Booking Dale Tonge receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

45:57

Dale Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bagasan Graham.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:44

Marlon Pack takes a outswinging corner.

42:18

Foul by Dale Tonge on Bagasan Graham, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marlon Pack from own half.

41:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Luke Summerfield. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.

40:19

Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

40:19 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Harrison for unsporting behaviour.

39:49

James Spencer fouled by Sam Wood, the ref awards a free kick.

38:51

Joshua Low crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by James Spencer misses to the right of the target.

38:44

A cross is delivered by Joshua Low, clearance by Johnny Mullins.

35:46

Michael Raynes fouled by James Spencer, the ref awards a free kick. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

33:05

Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

32:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by James Spencer. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

31:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Evans, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance. Foul by Jon Harley on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

31:08

Unfair challenge on Lewis Grabban by Sido Jombati results in a free kick. Gareth Evans takes the free kick.

30:36

Headed effort from deep inside the area by James Spencer misses to the right of the goal.

30:03

Foul by Michael Raynes on James Spencer, free kick awarded. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

27:32

Luke Garbutt challenges Danny Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Evans takes the free kick.

26:08

Lewis Grabban has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

24:44

Gareth Evans takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

23:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Wood by Sido Jombati. Free kick crossed by Gareth Evans, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

22:29

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban, Header on goal by Danny Harrison from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:17

A cross is delivered by Lewis Grabban, blocked by Steve Elliott.

21:11

Corner taken by Marlon Pack, Steve Elliott takes a shot. Michael Raynes gets a block in.

20:41

Luke Garbutt fouled by Danny Schofield, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Garbutt takes the direct free kick.

18:14

Unfair challenge on Danny Harrison by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.

17:04

The ball is delivered by Joshua Low, Bagasan Graham produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

14:50

Shot on goal by Steve Elliott from just inside the area goes over the target.

14:18

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line.

13:56

Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

13:04

Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harrison. Johnny Mullins takes the direct free kick.

12:13

Volleyed right-footed shot by Joshua Low. Conrad Logan makes a save.

10:16

Assist on the goal came from Bagasan Graham.

10:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon Pack - Cheltenham 1 - 0 Rotherham Marlon Pack finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-0 Rotherham.

7:56

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban, save by Scott P Brown.

6:28

Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Evans from the left by-line, clearance made by Marlon Pack.

5:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Wood, Scott P Brown makes a save. Corner taken by Sam Wood from the right by-line.

4:13

The ball is crossed by Dale Tonge, Alan Bennett makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Harrison from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James Spencer.

3:36

Centre by Luke Garbutt, Conrad Logan makes a save.

3:06

Dale Tonge concedes a free kick for a foul on Bagasan Graham. Luke Garbutt takes the direct free kick.

1:25

Effort from inside the area by Lewis Grabban misses to the left of the target.

0:13

Effort from the edge of the box by James Spencer goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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