Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.
Torquay's relegation worries deepened as they were beaten by Cheltenham.
Matt Richards scored the only goal of the game as he fired a left-footed volley into the bottom-right corner.
Earlier Scott Brown turned Jayden Stockley's header over the bar and Courtney Cameron also lifted an effort off target for the Gulls, while Jamie Cureton shot wide for the hosts.
Shamir Goodwin almost equalised in injury time but his effort was cleared off the line by Ashley Vincent.
The defeat leaves Chris Hargreaves' side bottom, seven points from safety while the Robins are five points off a play-off spot.
Cheltenham Town assistant manager Neil Howarth told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"It was not a great one to watch if I'm being honest, but you do get games like that and it's important to pick up points when you've not played well.
"We're not playing well as we have in the past seasons, but we could have been 2-0 up as we had a few chances.
"Without breaking any pots, we're picking up points, getting decent clean sheets and the odd win. It's nice to be looking up at the top end of the table."
- 20JombatiBooked at 45mins
- 8DeeringSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
- 7CuretonSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
- 10GornellSubstituted forHarrisonat 54'minutes
- 4DownesBooked at 63mins
- 18LabadieSubstituted forMansellat 82'minutes
- 25ShowunmiSubstituted forChapellat 67'minutes
- Mark Haywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0.
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Aaron Downes.
Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jayden Stockley (Torquay United).
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Jamie Cureton.
Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Joss Labadie.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Matthew Richards.
Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Torquay United 0. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.