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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Morecambe

Cheltenham boosted their survival hopes with a home win over 10-man Morecambe.

With manager Gary Johnson watching from the stand as he recovers from heart surgery, the Robins started strongly.

Dan Holman's shot was cleared off the line by Aaron McGowan and Danny Wright's downward header bounced over the crossbar.

But Jordan Cranston tripped Paul Mullin in the box and Morecambe were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute. Michael Rose stepped up, but goalkeeper Scott Brown pulled off a fine save diving to his right.

Only a fine stop from Barry Roche denied Carl Winchester in the 15th minute.

Cheltenham opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when a free-kick was intercepted by Billy Waters who found Cranston on the left and his cross was nodded in by Harry Pell.

Wright put Cheltenham 2-0 up from the penalty in the 48th minute after Alex Kenyon handled Will Boyle's header on the line and he was sent off.

Pell crashed in the third from a 20-yard free-kick and Cheltenham were cruising before an own goal from Emmanuel Onariase gave the travelling fans something to cheer in the 79th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster40249780463481
2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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