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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Exeter City

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25NobleSubstituted forPennat 59'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5Brown
  • 15GoldsonBooked at 78mins
  • 4Taylor
  • 14Richards
  • 11McGlashan
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forRoofeat 76'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGornellat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 16Penn
  • 21Vincent
  • 23Roofe
  • 26Ajala

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4BennettSubstituted forGoslingat 89'minutes
  • 5BaldwinBooked at 63mins
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35GillBooked at 45mins
  • 20Nichols
  • 10Gow
  • 29GrimesSubstituted forParkinat 63'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Gosling replaces Scott Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Byron Harrison.

Booking

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

Foul by Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kemar Roofe replaces Jamie Cureton.

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Brown.

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

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

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

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces Matt Grimes.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Russell Penn replaces David Noble.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2211741440
2Oxford Utd2210841538
3Scunthorpe221084738
4Burton221156438
5Newport211074937
6Southend221147837
7Rochdale221147537
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe231058-235
10Cheltenham23896-133
11Dag & Red22868230
12Exeter22859-329
13Plymouth22859-529
14Hartlepool22778128
15Wycombe22769027
16Wimbledon21768-227
17Portsmouth22679-825
18Accrington226610-624
19Bristol Rovers22589-323
20York224108-422
21Mansfield225710-922
22Torquay225710-1122
23Bury22499-421
24Northampton224612-1318
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