In a game between two strugglers in the basement divisions of English Football this was to be a crucial game in the fight for survival.
It was the away side who started brightly as they looked to put the heartache of Tuesday night’s embarrassment behind them as Kayode Odajeyi had his shot blocked by Trevor Carson after 4 minutes.
The Robins then struck just 5 minutes later when Danny Holmes bundled into his own net when put under pressure by former Tranmere player Eliot Richards after a good cross from Shaun Harrad.
Jordan Hugill became the 44th player to be used by Tranmere this season and he perhaps dwindled too long on his shot after Carson came out of his goal before Hugill’s shot was blocked on the line by Matt Taylor.
Cheltenham then struck again on the 61st minute when he slotted home from a good free kick to extend Cheltenham’s lead.
Max Power then hit the bar for Tranmere before a goal line clearance from a Tranmere cross.
The game finished 2-0 to the hosts which leaves the two sides tied on 34 points and only one point outside the relegation places.
Next up for Tranmere is high-flying Wycombe on Tuesday night.