Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Andy Mangan's late strike secured all three points for Tranmere against Cheltenham.
The striker had space to turn and fired in from 10 yards out to give the away side a victory in what was an even game for the most part.
Both sides had chances in the first half, with Cheltenham's Kyle Storer clearing off his goal line and then having an effort blocked by Matt Hill.
Amari Morgan-Smith had the ball in the net for the home side, but was offside.
The defeat was Cheltenham's second of the season, while sixth-placed Tranmere made it back-to-back wins in the National League.
Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"We didn't look potent for whatever reason, we got in a couple of times but we didn't work the goalkeeper which was disappointing.
"I suppose the saving grace is that everybody else did get beat. It just show you that this isn't an easy league to win - the pack is getting a little bit tighter at the moment.
"You've got to score at least one or two of your chances, we created chances but we didn't really get in amongst them."
- 18RoweSubstituted forWatersat 67'minutes
- 19VaughanSubstituted forBarthramat 72'minutes
- 14HallSubstituted forMunnsat 67'minutes
- 4StorerBooked at 77mins
- 3McLennanBooked at 80mins
- 17MekkiBooked at 75mins
- 20DawsonSubstituted forJacksonat 59'minutes
- 4JenningsBooked at 84mins
- 14ManganSubstituted forMargettsat 90+5'minutes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jonathon Margetts replaces Andy Mangan.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.
Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.
Foul by Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town).
Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).
Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cheltenham Town.
Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.
George McLennan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town).
Marlon Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan tries a through ball, but Andy Mangan is caught offside.
Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).