Robins rock 10-man Shrimps

Cheltenham eased past 10-man Morecambe 3-0 to record their third win of the season.

Last Updated: 22/10/13 at 23:10

Matt Richards: Scored on the stroke of half-time

Matt Richards: Scored on the stroke of half-time

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Matt Richards, Terry Gornell and substitute Byron Harrison scored the goals, while Richards also saw his penalty saved.

Scott Brown made two fine stops to deny Padraig Amond and Ryan Williams inside the first 10 minutes as the Robins lived dangerously. But they took the lead in the first minute of time added on at the end of the first half.

Gornell was tripped by Mark Hughes and Richards' free-kick from 30 yards out evaded everyone and curled inside the left-hand post.

Goalkeeper Barry Roche was unsighted by a crowd of players in front of him and Richards celebrated his fourth goal of the campaign.

Things worsened for Morecambe in the second minute of the second period when skipper Hughes scythed down Sam Deering, earning him a second yellow card and Jim Bentley's team were down to 10 men.

Cheltenham had a great chance to make it 2-0 in the 53rd minute when Sido Jombati's cross was handled by Robbie Threlfall and a penalty was given. Richards stepped up, but Roche dived low to his right to keep it out.

However, Gornell added the second in the 62nd minute with a determined run and fine finish inside the top right-hand corner of the net before Harrison made it 3-0 in the 82nd minute with a crisp finish from inside the area.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 28 February 2015
15:00
Burton Alb 0-1 Newport Report
Cheltenhm 2-0 Tranmere Report
Hartlepool 1-0 AFC W'don Report
Luton 2-0 Accrington Report
Mansfield 2-1 Dag + Red Report
Morecambe 0-2 Cambridge Utd Report
Plymouth 0-2 Bury Report
Portsmth 0-0 Oxford Utd  
Shrewsbury 1-2 Northamptn Report
Southend 2-0 Carlisle Report

Footer 365

Manchester United winger Di Maria was 'too ugly' for Real Madrid

Former Barcelona coach claims Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria to Manchester United because he was 'too ugly' for them.

Adam Johnson arrested

Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

West Brom boss Pulis to talk to Sessegnon about diving

West Brom boss Tony Pulis will talk to Stephane Sessegnon about diving after the forward was booked for simulation.

Mail Box

Henderson The Best Midfielder In PL?

Jordan Henderson is named by two afternoon Mailboxers as the PL's best midfielder, while another suggests Man United are trying to emulate Barca...

Jose Settles Most Boring Team Debate...

There's lots of reaction to Chelsea and Liverpool's wins on Sunday, plus one Mailboxer asking: Who is the Premier League's best midfielder?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company