Cheltenham Town sealed three points against a determined Exeter side as they stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games in League Two.

The home side were ahead early in the first half when Jamie Cureton struck the ball home against his former club.

Robins keeper Scott Brown then kept out a David Wheeler effort before palming away Tom Nichols' fierce drive.

There were late chances at both ends as Cureton and Exeter's Alan Gow both hit the post but Cheltenham held on to win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"I'm not angry or disappointed in my players but I just said to them - excellent first half, second half nowhere near.

"It was a Jamie Cureton goal, I thought he could have had a couple more to be fair but you know that if you give him a chance he's going to take it.

"Jason Taylor has been a massive part of our mini revival. His work rate and his effort and his commitment towards the cause is always there, I think people are just starting to see it over the last 10 games.

"You get a little but of luck at times but I think we've earned that luck. It's about time we had a little bit and my dad bought me a new shirt for Christmas and I'm going to wear it again on Sunday."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Noble (Penn - 59' Booked )
  • 05 Brown
  • 15 Goldson Booked
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Richards
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 07 Cureton (Roofe - 76' )
  • 09 Harrison (Gornell - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Deering
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 16 Penn
  • 21 Vincent
  • 23 Roofe
  • 26 Ajala

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 15 Moore-Taylor Booked
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 04 Bennett (Gosling - 89' )
  • 05 Baldwin Booked
  • 32 Wheeler
  • 35 Gill Booked
  • 20 Nichols
  • 10 Gow
  • 29 Grimes (Parkin - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Woodman
  • 11 Davies
  • 14 Doherty
  • 21 Gosling
  • 22 Keohane
  • 25 Parkin
  • 30 Pym
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 3,562

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

6 4

Corners

6 1

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +4:17

Foul by Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +4:17

Jake Gosling (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:10 Booking

Booking Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:03

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:03

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

90:00 +1:01

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:01

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

88:26

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

88:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Gosling replaces Scott Bennett.

85:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Byron Harrison.

83:26 Booking

Booking Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

83:20

Foul by Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town).

83:20

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:58

Attempt blocked. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80:57

Attempt saved. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:21

Foul by Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town).

80:21

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:48

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

77:32 Booking

Booking Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

77:28

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

77:28

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kemar Roofe replaces Jamie Cureton.

75:21

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

74:25

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

71:03

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

67:52

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Brown.

67:43

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:11

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

64:38

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:38

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

62:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Matt Grimes.

62:21 Booking

Booking Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

58:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Russell Penn replaces David Noble.

56:31

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

56:31

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:00

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:07

Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:07

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

46:52

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0.

45:00 +2:15

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00 +0:55

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:18

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:02 Booking

Booking Matthew Gill (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

43:51

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:51

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

42:33

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

42:20

Attempt blocked. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41:07

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:07

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

40:05

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:10

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

39:10

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:59

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

32:43

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

26:55

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:55

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

25:51

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:22

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

21:48

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:48

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

19:23

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:23

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

18:00

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:57

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

15:52

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

12:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Byron Harrison.

10:41

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:41

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

9:28

Attempt saved. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:57

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6:37

Attempt saved. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:55

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:55

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

2:35

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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