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Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham picked up their first three points of the season thanks to a comprehensive victory over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

All three goals came in the first period, with Charlie Raglan and Andy Williams netting inside 20 minutes before Tranmere's Paul Lewis scored an own goal.

The victory gets Michael Duff's side off the mark following defeat to Morecambe on the opening day.

It took just six minutes for the Robins to take the lead with Raglan heading home a Chris Hussey corner before Williams finished off a flowing move to double his side's advantage.

And it went from bad to worse for Rovers six minutes before the break as Lewis turned a corner into his own net.

Rovers carved out a couple of half chances in the second period, the best falling to Lewis but they rarely troubled Cheltenham goalkeeper Josh Griffiths.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 5EllisSubstituted forFeeneyat 36'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 2O'Connor
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forBanksat 81'minutes
  • 22LewisBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 9VaughanBooked at 44mins
  • 17KhanSubstituted forPayneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 13Murphy
  • 18MacDonald
  • 19Feeney
  • 21Ray
  • 23Payne
  • 28Banks

Cheltenham

  • 20Griffiths
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11BlairBooked at 88mins
  • 26SercombeBooked at 88mins
  • 18AzazSubstituted forBondsat 65'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 3Hussey
  • 19LloydSubstituted forFreestoneat 83'minutes
  • 14Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Clements
  • 9Reid
  • 17Freestone
  • 21Campbell
  • 22Harris
  • 23Bonds
  • 24Horton
Referee:
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

  4. Booking

    Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Freestone.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Booking

    Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lewis Freestone replaces George Lloyd.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Stefan Payne replaces Otis Khan.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks replaces Jay Spearing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Thomas.

  17. Post update

    Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bonds (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.