CHELTENHAM Town manager Gary Johnson hailed the character shown by match-winner Danny Wright after his late strike snatched a 2-1 victory against Swindon Town on Saturday.

Wright saw a penalty saved by Swindon goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook with the score at 1-1 midway through the second half at Whaddon Road.

However, the Cheltenham striker put that behind him to lash home the winning goal deep into stoppage time after a free-kick caused confusion amongst the visiting defence.

“You can’t get a better finish than that. I think it was 30 seconds to go the free-kick,” said Johnson. “I was going to make subs and put a couple of big ‘uns on but the fourth official said we didn’t have time.

“Danny knew he was going to take a bit of stick so he needed to get on the end of it and he smashed it in.”

Johnson was impressed by what he saw from David Flitcroft’s Swindon, with the visitors largely the better side in the second half at Whaddon Road after a slow start to the match.

That allowed them to draw level on the scoreboard, with Matt Preston heading home a Matt Taylor free-kick to chalk off Brian Graham’s first-half opener for Cheltenham.

However, Johnson felt his side were able to deal with most of the threats that Swindon were able to throw at them.

“They are a good team Swindon, they will be there or thereabouts. When they start playing their stuff, the pass and move, you have to move with them,” said Johnson.

“You have to be resilient and we were other than the free-kick. They had a lot of play on the edge of our box and loads of set plays. Taylor is obviously very comfortable putting the ball on a button for his team-mates.

“But we had chances as well, including the penalty in the second half. I thought we had the first half and we had the second. We took the three points because of our resilience.”