Scunthorpe United v Cheltenham Town: Match day LIVE
Scunthorpe United 2 Cheltenham Town 0
Cheltenham Town's away day misery continued as they went down 2-0 at Scunthorpe United.
It was the Robins' fourth defeat on the road in five League Two trips this season and left them languishing in 22nd place in the table - one point clear of the drop zone after 10 games.
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A goal in each half from Etienne Esajas and substitute Sam Winnall sealed the points for Brian Laws' side, who remain unbeaten at Glanford Park this term.
Cheltenham, unchanged from the starting XI that faced AFC Wimbledon a week earlier, made a sluggish start and fell behind after only five minutes.
Matt Richards fouled Deon Burton and the free-kick was taken short, with a half-clearance falling to Esajas and he beat Scott Brown with a well-struck drive inside the bottom right corner.
Cheltenham did show an improvement before half-time, but they failed to seriously trouble Iron goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
The second half was much better, with pressure applied to Slocombe's goal, but Cheltenham could not find a breakthrough.
Jamie Cureton was introduced in the 52nd minute and he missed a good chance after an hour after being set up by Byron Harrison.
Cheltenham continued to probe, but they were always liable to be caught on the break and Scunthorpe wasted to golden opportunities to put the game beyond their visitors.
But Winnall added Scunthorpe's second in the final minute after a pass from fellow substitute Terry Hawkridge to round off another disappointing afternoon for Cheltenham.
SCUNTHORPE UNITED: S Slocombe; C Byrne, D Mirfin, N Canavan, A Dawson; M Sparrow, D Syers, S McAllister, E Esajas (T Hawkridge 66); J Spencer (C Iwelumo 83), D Burton (S Winnall 66). Subs not used: J Severn, L Waterfall, H Adelakun, C Howe.
CHELTENHAM TOWN: S Brown; K Lowe (S Jombati 84), J Wilson, T Brown, M Richards; J McGlashan, J Taylor, R Penn, D Noble (J Cureton 52), T Gornell (Z Kotwica 76); B Harrison. Subs not used: C Roberts, S Elliott, S Deering, A Vincent.
REFEREE: D Bond.
ATTENDANCE: 3,191 (130 away).
STAR MAN: Byron Harrison.
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