Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 2.
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:
"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."
- 25BerrySubstituted forVaughanat 79'minutes
- 4TaylorBooked at 69mins
- 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 32mins
- 24SparrowBooked at 27minsSubstituted forHanksat 71'minutes
- 10BurnsBooked at 36mins
- 9HaynesSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 72'minutes
- 7SercombeSubstituted forMcCreadyat 45'minutes
- 22WheelerSubstituted forHolmesat 68'minutes
- 31CumminsSubstituted forMorrisonat 88'minutes
- Darren Drysdale
- Shots on Target
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.
Own Goal by Jordan Moore-Taylor, Exeter City. Cheltenham Town 1, Exeter City 2.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.
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! 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, 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).