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Cheltenham   2 - 0   Morecambe

Cheltenham 2-0 Morecambe

Cheltenham 2-0 Morecambe

Cheltenham eased their relegation fears at the bottom of League Two as Julian Alsop and Matt Thornhill both scored to help them see off Morecambe.

Alsop opened the scoring when he rose to head home David Bird's corner and equal his club's all-time Football League goalscoring record of 38 goals.

Thornhill fired in a second after Alsop knocked Bird's cross into his path.

Morecambe's best chance of a reply came and went when Scott Brown saved Stewart Drummond's shot from point-blank range.


Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We deserved it. From the first minute to the last we worked hard and the boys can be pleased with the effort and quality we put in".

"We're not going to be a silky team- but we know our strengths and we played to them very well".

"Records are great for people like Julian [Alsop], who's been a good player for this club, but 3 points was what it was all about".

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cheltenham 2-0 Morecambe FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Alsop 33
  • Thornhill 59

    Cheltenham

    • 01 Brown
    • 03 Ridley
    • 05 Townsend
    • 08 Gallinagh
    • 16 Eastham
    • 02 Bird
    • 07 Pook yellow card
    • 17 Low
    • 28 Thornhill (Hutton 87)
    • 38 Hayles (Richards 83)
    • 39 Alsop (Hammond 85)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Puddy,
    • 27 Andrew,
    • 10 Hutton,
    • 14 Watkins,
    • 09 Richards,
    • 11 Hammond,
    • 22 Lewis

    Morecambe

    • 01 Roche
    • 04 Artell yellow card
    • 19 Wilson (Panther 82)
    • 22 Parrish
    • 28 Haining
    • 03 Adams
    • 06 Stanley
    • 16 Drummond (Duffy 61)
    • 08 Hunter
    • 10 Jevons
    • 21 Mullin (Curtis 79)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Davies,
    • 02 Moss,
    • 05 Bentley,
    • 07 Twiss,
    • 14 Panther,
    • 18 Duffy,
    • 09 Curtis
    Ref: BatesAtt: 2,806
    CHELTENHAM
    MORECAMBE

    Possession

    • Cheltenham 46%
    • Morecambe 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Cheltenham 6
    • Morecambe 5

    Attempts off target

    • Cheltenham 7
    • Morecambe 8

    Corners

    • Cheltenham 3
    • Morecambe 3

    Fouls

    • Cheltenham 9
    • Morecambe 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:55 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:32 Emmanuel Panther takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.
    • 90:00+4:12 The ball is swung over by Andy Parrish, clearance made by David Bird.
    • 90:00+3:27 Effort from deep inside the area by Phil Jevons clears the bar.
    • 90:00+3:07 Elvis Hammond has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+1:29 The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Lee Ridley makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:02 Centre by Danny Adams, clearance made by Joshua Low.
    • 86:42 Substitution David Hutton comes on in place of Matt Thornhill.
    • 85:41 Shot by Michael Pook. Save by Barry Roche.
    • 84:27 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Elvis Hammond coming on for Julian Alsop.
    • 81:51 Danny Adams fouled by Matt Thornhill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
    • 81:51 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Justin Richards coming on for Barry Hayles.
    • 81:51 Substitution Emmanuel Panther is brought on as a substitute for Laurence Wilson.
    • 81:10 Shot by Laurence Wilson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 79:56 Matt Thornhill produces a cross, clearance made by David Artell. Joshua Low has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 79:26 Barry Hayles is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
    • 78:31 Corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line, Will Haining has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
    • 78:03 Substitution Wayne Curtis comes on in place of Paul Mullin.
    • 77:17 Barry Hayles takes a shot. Barry Roche gets a block in.
    • 75:50 Barry Hayles delivers the ball, clearance by Will Haining.
    • 74:31 Mark Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Ridley. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 73:33 Handball by Andy Parrish. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:35 Booking Michael Pook receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 70:13 Michael Pook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurence Wilson. Danny Adams takes the free kick.
    • 69:46 Paul Mullin challenges Ashley Eastham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Bird.
    • 69:22 The ball is crossed by Ashley Eastham, Joshua Low has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
    • 68:59 The ball is crossed by Michael Pook, Garry Hunter makes a clearance.
    • 67:46 Phil Jevons takes a shot. David Bird makes a clearance.
    • 65:57 The ball is delivered by Danny Adams, Scott P Brown manages to make a clearance. Save by Scott P Brown.
    • 63:01 Effort from the edge of the area by Mark Duffy goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 62:15 The official flags Barry Hayles offside. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
    • 59:55 Substitution Mark Duffy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stewart Drummond.
    • 59:55 Stewart Drummond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 58:04 Michael Pook provided the assist for the goal.
    • 58:04 GOAL - Matt ThornhillCheltenham 2 - 0 Morecambe Matt Thornhill grabs a headed goal from just outside the penalty box. Cheltenham 2-0 Morecambe.
    • 57:26 Booking David Artell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:11 Barry Hayles fouled by David Artell, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Townsend restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:01 Laurence Wilson crosses the ball, Ashley Eastham manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:09 Barry Roche fouled by Matt Thornhill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.
    • Correction - 54:14 Shot from close range by Phil Jevons clears the bar.
    • 54:14 Phil Jevons produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
    • 52:18 Barry Hayles takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 49:09 Handball decision goes against Barry Hayles. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
    • 46:44 Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a comfortable save.
    • 45:51 Matt Thornhill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:37 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:25 Foul by Michael Pook on Laurence Wilson, free kick awarded. Danny Adams takes the free kick.
    • 44:46 Shot from just outside the box by Laurence Wilson misses to the right of the target.
    • 44:00 Outswinging corner taken by David Bird from the right by-line, clearance by Will Haining.
    • 43:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Drummond on Michael Pook. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Bird, clearance made by Danny Adams.
    • 42:20 The referee blows for offside against Paul Mullin. Direct free kick taken by David Bird.
    • 40:06 Andy Parrish produces a cross, clearance by David Bird.
    • Correction - 38:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Phil Jevons. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 38:45 Phil Jevons is caught offside. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:40 Michael Townsend concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jevons. Craig Stanley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Barry Roche.
    • 33:41 Foul by Barry Hayles on David Artell, free kick awarded. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:14 Assist by David Bird.
    • 32:14 GOAL - Julian AlsopCheltenham 1 - 0 Morecambe Julian Alsop grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cheltenham 1-0 Morecambe.
    • 31:58 Corner taken by David Bird,
    • 30:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Pook by Stewart Drummond. Lee Ridley takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:58 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Pook, clearance made by Barry Roche.
    • 27:26 Michael Pook takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.
    • 25:01 Unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by Andy Gallinagh results in a free kick. David Artell takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:00 Unfair challenge on Julian Alsop by David Artell results in a free kick. David Bird produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 17:37 Effort from 25 yards by David Artell. Save by Scott P Brown.
    • 16:51 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Stanley from the left by-line played to the near post, Michael Pook manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:02 Barry Hayles concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:06 Craig Stanley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Michael Townsend takes the free kick.
    • 11:02 Header on goal by David Artell from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 10:48 Foul by Michael Pook on Craig Stanley, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:11 Garry Hunter delivers the ball, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance.
    • 9:27 Barry Hayles produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 8:44 Centre by Andy Parrish.
    • 8:09 Garry Hunter sends in a cross, David Bird manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:36 The ball is crossed by Joshua Low.
    • 6:06 Paul Mullin is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Bird.
    • 5:29 The ball is crossed by David Bird, Julian Alsop takes a shot. Clearance by Barry Roche.
    • 5:16 The ball is swung over by Joshua Low, clearance by David Artell.
    • 4:20 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Stanley, clearance by Joshua Low.
    • 3:51 Paul Mullin takes a shot. Blocked by Scott P Brown.
    • 3:10 Phil Jevons is caught offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 1:47 The official flags Paul Mullin offside. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
    • 1:47 Paul Mullin is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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