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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Fleetwood Town

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:

Mark Yates

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"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."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDeeringat 69'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 7Cureton
  • 14RichardsBooked at 54minsSubstituted forVincentat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 32Brundle

Fleetwood

  • 28MaxwellBooked at 90mins
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 25JordanBooked at 47mins
  • 13Goodall
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 17BlairBooked at 11mins
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forCresswellat 82'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forEvansat 85'minutes
  • 36HumeSubstituted forParkinat 75'minutes
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Parkin
  • 16Cresswell
  • 29Barton
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,890

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces David Ball.

Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

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

Hand ball by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Iain Hume.

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

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

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Harry Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Matthew Richards.

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

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.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Harry Williams.

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

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

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

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

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.

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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