September 28, 2012
Robins move into play-off places with win
A hard-working performance from Cheltenham - book-ended by two Darren Carter goals - saw them beat 10-man Morecambe 2-0 and climb into the play-off places.
The home side made the perfect start, taking the lead after just 90 seconds.
Billy Jones' throw-in from the left was flicked on and Morecambe skipper Nick Fenton's clearing header only went as far as midfielder Carter, who chested the ball down and beat Barry Roche with a sweet half-volley from 25 yards.
The Robins controlled much of the first half, although Morecambe threatened during a brief spell around the mid-point as Richard Brodie had a shot cleared off the line by Steve Elliott before Kevin Ellison's header brought another goal-line clearance from Sido Jombati.
Ellison was sent off just before the hour for an alleged headbutt on Elliott, and the visitors were always up against it from that point.
They were eventually caught on the break in stoppage-time when Kaid Mohamed found Carter and he drove home to seal the points.
|1 Scott P Brown||1 Barry Roche|
|3 Billy Jones||15 Chris McCready|
|6 Steve Elliott||2 Nick Fenton|
|15 Alan Bennett||22 Andy Parrish|
|22 Sido Jombarti||3 Robbie Threlfall|
|4 Darren Carter||8 Andrew Wright|
|8 Sam Deering||18 Gary McDonald|
|7 Marlon Pack||11 Kevin Ellison|
|11 Jermaine McGlashan||17 Andrew Fleming|
|14 Shaun Harrad||10 Richard Brodie|
|26 Chris Zebroski||9 Lewis Alessandra|
|12 Connor Roberts||Andres Arestidou 25|
|2 Keith Lowe||Will Haining 6|
|5 Harry Hooman||Stuart Drummond 16|
|16 Russell Penn||Izak Reid 7|
|23 Kaid Mohamed||Joe McGee 19|
|9 Darryl Duffy||Jack Redshaw 27|
|10 Jeff Goulding||Jordan Burrow 14|
|Russell Penn for Shaun Harrad (46)||Jack Redshaw for Lewis Alessandra (82)|
|Kaid Mohamed for Sam Deering (46)|
|Darryl Duffy for Chris Zebroski (76)|
|Nick Fenton (16)|
|Kevin Ellison (57)|
|· Squads: Cheltenham Town | Morecambe|