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Cheltenham Town 1-3 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere stormed back from a goal down to win at Cheltenham and maintain their play-off push.

Luke Varney put the home side in front, but second-half strikes from James Norwood, Ishmael Miller and Oliver Banks completed the turnaround.

It took a while for the game to kick into gear, with Miller shooting wide in the opening half hour before Scott Flinders saved low to his right to deny Norwood.

It was Cheltenham who took the lead three minutes before the break when Varney finished low past Scott Davies after a deft touch from Conor Thomas.

Tranmere levelled less than a minute after the break when Norwood fired in at the second time of asking after his initial effort was blocked, with Jake Caprice supplying the ball in from the right.

Norwood was denied a second by Flinders' fingertip save but, after he parried another Norwood attempt 10 minutes later, Miller followed up to give Rovers the lead.

Banks added the third in the 72nd minute, firing into the bottom-left corner after a poor clearance to secure the three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23Forster
  • 4Tozer
  • 3Hussey
  • 11BroomBooked at 24mins
  • 26Clements
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 28PringSubstituted forBowerat 78'minutes
  • 29BarnettSubstituted forAddaiat 78'minutes
  • 32Varney

Substitutes

  • 8Dawson
  • 16Addai
  • 18Bower
  • 19Lloyd
  • 21Waters
  • 22Lovett
  • 30Alcock

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 5McNulty
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 28BanksBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHarrisat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 17Perkins
  • 16Ellis
  • 12McCulloughBooked at 69mins
  • 14Caprice
  • 10Norwood
  • 15MillerSubstituted forMullinat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 8Harris
  • 9Mullin
  • 18Smith
  • 22Gilmour
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 25Pilling
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
3,104

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers).

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Matt Bower (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Bower replaces Cameron Pring.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Oliver Banks.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 3. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Ishmael Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces Jacob Maddox because of an injury.

Booking

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers).

Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Ishmael Miller (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers).

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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