Tuesday’s Football Roundup

Cheltenham moved top of the National League yesterday evening.

Cheltenham moved top of the Vanarama National League yesterday evening.

Cheltenham moved one point clear of title rivals Forest Green in Tuesday night’s Vanarama National League fixtures, with an emphatic 5-0 win over Guiseley.

The Gloucestershire club took the lead after 55 seconds through Billy Waters, with Rob Dickie doubling their lead from a corner-kick shortly after.

Guiseley’s Adam Lockwood was sent off for a foul on Danny Wright, the subsequent set-piece play seen Waters double his lead.

Goals from Jack Munn and James Rowe rounded off the result for Cheltenham which sees them go top of the table for the first time since September.

Elsewhere, rivals Forest Green were held 1-1 away at Welling United. Welling took the lead through a superb finish from Michael Bakare, who had been fed a decisive pass from Harry Lee.

Kurtis Guthrie equalised in the 82nd minute but Forest Green could not capitalise and were held for the draw. This sees Forest Green drop to second place in the hunt for promotion to the Football League.

Plymouth came into last nights fixture as leaders of League Two

Plymouth came into last nights fixture as leaders of League Two.

Tuesday’s Jonhstone’s Paint Trophy fixtures saw Millwall’s 5-3 win away at Plymouth marred by trouble between fans.

Altercations between Plymouth fans and the travelling support of Millwall occurred outside the ground but were swiftly dealt with by local police and security.

A Lee Gregory hat-trick sank Plymouth, with goals from Beevers and O’Brien also included.

Another high scoring fixture last night saw Wigan defeat Blackpool 4-0 at the DW Stadium. Goals from Hiwula-Mayifuila either side of half-time, along with strikes from Murray and Wildschut saw Blackpool sink to another heavy defeat. The Yorkshire club are currently wallowing in 20th place in League One, with only three victories in their last ten fixtures

Elsewhere, Barnsley defeated York 2-1 trailed at half-time against the non-league club, Fleetwood defeated Sheffield United on penalties and Morcambe snatched a memorable away win at Rochdale.

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