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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 4,304) 10th December 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Waugh

Cheltenham Cheltenham Town vs Southend United Southend

Cheltenham 3

J Spencer (20)
R Penn (52)
M Pack (80)

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Robins thrash league leaders

Last Updated: 10/12/11 6:39pm

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Spencer: Netted Robins' first

Spencer: Netted Robins' first

Promotion-chasing Cheltenham ended leaders Southend's 12-game unbeaten league run with a 3-0 romp at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham took a one-goal advantage into the interval courtesy of Jimmy Spencer's sharp finish.

The on-loan Huddersfield striker swept home Russ Penn's 19th-minute cross, after the midfielder's dazzling footwork left the Shrimpers' defence flat-footed.

Steve Elliott nearly doubled the Robins' advantage, but Southend keeper Luke Daniels produced a brilliant fingertip save to deny his powerful header from Marlon Pack's corner.

Penn doubled Cheltenham's advantage six minutes after the interval. He reacted fastest when Pack's curled effort came back from the post in the immediate aftermath of an outstanding Daniels' double save.

Shortly before the hour mark, Pack rattled Daniels' upright for a second time before Robins keeper Jack Butland was finally called into action at the other end, tipping a deflected header round the post to prevent an own goal.

As Southend pressed forward, Cheltenham's pace threatened on the break and, after Spencer went close, Pack's controlled left-footed finish clinched the points.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 AFC Wimbledon 0 0
2 Accrington Stanley 0 0
3 Burton Albion 0 0
4 Bury 0 0
5 Cambridge United 0 0
6 Carlisle United 0 0
7 Cheltenham Town 0 0
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 0
9 Exeter City 0 0
10 Hartlepool United 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0
12 Mansfield Town 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0
14 Newport County AFC 0 0
15 Northampton Town 0 0
16 Oxford United 0 0
17 Plymouth Argyle 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0
19 Shrewsbury Town 0 0
20 Southend United 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0
22 Tranmere Rovers 0 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0
24 York City 0 0