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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Exeter City

Tom Nichols and Graham Cummins goals kept alive Exeter's play-off hopes with victory at Cheltenham that leaves the Robins deep in relegation trouble.

Exeter went in front when Nichols latched onto David Wheeler's flick to lift over the advancing Trevor Carson.

The Grecians all but secured the points when Cummins followed up after Carson failed to deal with Arron Davies' shot.

Cheltenham pulled one back through Jordan Moore-Taylor's late own goal, but it was too little too late.

City are now four points outside of the play-off places in 10th, while Cheltenham remain in the League Two drop zone because of their inferior goal difference to Tranmere, one place above them.

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Cheltenham v Exeter

"I thought the last 25 minutes were excellent, we've just got to play the 90 minutes like that.

"They scored their second goal when we were having our best spell.

"We had five, six, seven chances there at the end, we've got to try and play most of the game like that.

"Systems can maybe change things sometimes, players can change things at other times, we just needed that little bit of a break which we didn't get."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 25BerrySubstituted forVaughanat 79'minutes
  • 26Packwood
  • 4TaylorBooked at 69mins
  • 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 32mins
  • 24SparrowBooked at 27minsSubstituted forHanksat 71'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 10BurnsBooked at 36mins
  • 29Harrad
  • 9HaynesSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vaughan
  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 20Wynter

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 11Davies
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 14McAllister
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forMcCreadyat 45'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 33Harley
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forHolmesat 68'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forMorrisonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 16Holmes
  • 18Reid
  • 34Morrison
  • 35McCready
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,880

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 2.

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Arron Davies.

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jordan Moore-Taylor, Exeter City. Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Graham Cummins.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Exeter City 2. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Durrell Berry.

Attempt missed. Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt blocked. Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Danny Haynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Matt Sparrow.

Foul by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Holmes replaces David Wheeler.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

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

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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