Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Rob Dickie scored a last-minute equaliser for 10-man Cheltenham as they rescued a point at Accrington.
The Robins had been reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Daniel O'Shaughnessy was sent off for a second yellow card.
Terry Gornell headed home for Stanley in the 74th minute but they could not hold on.
There were not a lot of chances in the game, with the Robins having to shuffle their line-up after five minutes when new signing Alex Cooper hobbled off.
The major talking point of the first half was a late tackle by Cheltenham's Harry Pell on Matty Pearson in front of the dug-outs which saw management and players involved in the aftermath - Pell and team-mate Dickie were booked.
The first real save of the match did not come until the 37th minute with Cheltenham goalkeeper Russell Griffiths keeping out a Romy Boco header.
O'Shaughnessy saw red and then ex-Cheltenham striker Gornell capitalised, heading home Boco's cross for his fourth goal of the campaign.
Stanley looked like they would hold on but then, in the final minute, Danny Wright's header was saved superbly by Aaron Chapman but he could not stop Dickie's follow-up.
Reports supplied by the Press Association.
- 3HughesSubstituted forKeeat 69'minutes
- 27O'SullivanSubstituted forEaglesat 89'minutes
- 7ClarkSubstituted forJonesat 86'minutes
- 24O'ShaughnessyBooked at 66mins
- 11MunnsSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
- 7PellBooked at 16mins
- 19CooperSubstituted forParslowat 5'minutes
- 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 68'minutes
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Billy Kee.
Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).
James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Callum Jones replaces Jordan Clark.
Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).
Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Chris Eagles replaces John O'Sullivan.
Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).
Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romuald Boco.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Harry Pell.