Allen hails 'terrific' Robins

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Cheltenham boss Martin Allen saluted his team's character after they ended a 16-match winless run with a 2-0 victory against Hartlepool.

The cash-strapped Robins, who barring a miracle will crash out of League One at the end of the season, savoured their first three-point haul since before Christmas.

Victory came via a first-half penalty from Elvis Hammond and a Nicholas Bignall goal two minutes from time - his first for the club.

It was a sweet moment for Allen, whose entire side is up for sale as they battle to stay afloat.

The Robins boss heaped praise on his players, saying: "They were terrific.

"We rode our luck a bit and have played better and lost, but the team spirit, camaraderie and unity was outstanding

"It's been difficult, it's not easy, especially when you're losing games and having to make people available for transfer to raise some money.

"It's hard to keep players going but they've got great character and they deserve a lot of credit. This is a big result for us."

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