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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Hartlepool United

Cheltenham secured their Football League status with a narrow home win over Hartlepool whose own fate will be decided on the final day.

The decisive goal came after 17 minutes when Harry Pell's cross was headed home by Danny Wright from six yards.

Scott Brown touched a header from Lewis Hawkins over the crossbar a minute later as Hartlepool responded well.

A poor backpass from Carl Winchester presented Padraig Amond with a good chance to level, but Brown blocked well to ensure his side led at the break.

Pell nodded a cross into the path of Wright, but he shot wide, and Hartlepool had appeals for a penalty turned down before Amond's cross was cleared at the far post by Liam Davis as Cheltenham were forced to defend.

Brown was called on again to deny substitute Connor Simpson late on as Cheltenham held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 33Davis
  • 4Storer
  • 15Boyle
  • 23Onariase
  • 18Rowe
  • 7Pell
  • 27WinchesterSubstituted forCranstonat 45'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 8Waters
  • 30HolmanSubstituted forDownesat 69'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forWoottonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 17Cranston
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy

Hartlepool

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 26Harrison
  • 8Walker
  • 2Magnay
  • 4Featherstone
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forOatesat 55'minutes
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forSimpsonat 80'minutes
  • 14WoodsBooked at 21mins
  • 9AmondBooked at 60mins
  • 15Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 6Bates
  • 11Oates
  • 17Deverdics
  • 28Rooney
  • 32Simpson
  • 38Rodney
  • 42Fryer
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
5,606

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home0
Away1

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Connor Simpson replaces Lewis Hawkins.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Wootton replaces Daniel Wright.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Aaron Downes replaces Dan Holman.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Carl Magnay.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

  9. Booking

    Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces Carl Winchester.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Liam Davis.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

  16. Booking

    Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Pell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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