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Cheltenham Town 2-1 Grimsby Town

Conor Thomas scored from the spot in stoppage time to secure Cheltenham a 2-1 home win over Grimsby.

Elliot Embleton looked to have earned the visitors a point after Ryan Broom's first-half opener, but Thomas kept his cool to convert a penalty in the final seconds as the Robins made it three wins from four.

Grimsby had made the stronger start, with Embleton shooting just wide in the fourth minute and former Cheltenham forward Wes Thomas heading off target.

The hosts took the lead in the 29th minute after Broom found the net with a heavily-deflected shot.

Cheltenham improved after their goal, with Luke Varney's cross headed off the line by Andrew Fox.

But they had goalkeeper Scott Flinders to thank for keeping their lead intact at the break as he made a double save to keep out Charles Vernam in the 43rd minute.

Grimsby levelled in the 63rd minute when Embleton tapped in after Thomas had a shot blocked.

Flinders did well to deny Thomas in the 70th minute and the goalkeeper made the save of the game to keep Ben Pringle's shot out with five minutes left.

And Cheltenham claimed all three points when Sam Jones was tripped by Harry Davis in the box and Thomas made no mistake from the spot.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Tozer
  • 5MullinsBooked at 52mins
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Broom
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forAddaiat 62'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 6AtanganaSubstituted forThomasat 61'minutes
  • 26Clements
  • 3Hussey
  • 29BarnettBooked at 90mins
  • 32VarneySubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 10McAlinden
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 28Mooney
  • 30Alcock

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 90mins
  • 27Hendrie
  • 6Collins
  • 24Davis
  • 19Fox
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 18VernamSubstituted forCookat 72'minutes
  • 22Embleton
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forCardwellat 90+3'minutes
  • 30PringleBooked at 80minsSubstituted forRoseat 90'minutes
  • 39Thomas

Substitutes

  • 4Welsh
  • 8Rose
  • 11Cook
  • 17Cardwell
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,775

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right.

Booking

Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Harry Clifton.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Grimsby Town 1. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Sam Jones draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Mitch Rose replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Jones replaces Luke Varney.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Fox.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Johnny Mullins.

Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Ben Pringle (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Charles Vernam.

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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