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

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

  2. 90’+5′

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

  3. 90’+2′

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

  4. 90’+1′

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

  5. 90’+1′

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

  6. 90’+1′

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. 89′

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Freestone.

  8. 88′

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

  9. 88′

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

  10. 88′

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

  11. 87′

    Foul by Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town).

  12. 87′

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

  13. 83′

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lewis Freestone replaces George Lloyd.

  14. 81′

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Stefan Payne replaces Otis Khan.

  15. 81′

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks replaces Jay Spearing.

  16. 81′

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

  17. 80′

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

  18. 80′

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. 79′

    Foul by Elliott Bonds (Cheltenham Town).

  20. 79′

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

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