Cheltenham's hopes of promotion from League Two were dealt a blow following a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon.

In a first half of few chances, Jeff Goulding and Alan Bennett both saw efforts go wide for the Robins.

Substitute Billy Knott then went close for the visitors, but his shot flew just wide of the post.

The hosts could have won it in the closing stages at Whaddon Road, but Jimmy Spencer's header was tipped over, before Kaid Mohamed fired wide.

Cheltenham would have gone top if they had won, but Mark Yates' men stay second, third-placed Swindon's late win against fourth-placed Shrewsbury having allowed them to swap places with morning leaders Southend.

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Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I thought we played well, I was pleased with the effort we put in, I was pleased with some of the football we put in.

"We just didn't quite have enough to see it over the line, in times before this we would have got beaten, but we showed a bit of resolution, bit of fight and could have nicked it.

"We didn't quite make the right decisions at the right times when we got into really good areas."

"It's a good point gained, believe me - it's a point more than we had this morning, so for me it's a good point gained."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 12 Butland
  • 06 Elliott
  • 15 Bennett Booked
  • 19 Garbutt
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack
  • 08 Low (Duffy - 72' )
  • 16 Penn (Lowe - 81' )
  • 25 Summerfield
  • 10 Goulding (Spencer - 72' )
  • 23 Mohamed

Substitutes

  • 02 Lowe
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 McGlashan
  • 09 Duffy
  • 14 Spencer

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 05 Stuart
  • 13 Bush Booked
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 07 Hatton
  • 12 Jolley (Harrison - 74' )
  • 15 S Moore
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 25 Moncur
  • 10 Midson Booked
  • 29 Euell (Knott - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 22 McNaughton
  • 31 Hoyte
  • 28 Knott
  • 27 Harrison
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 2,603

Match Stats

Shots

12 3

On target

5 1

Corners

8 2

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:58

Rashid Yussuff takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.

90:00 +1:40

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Effort from deep inside the area by Kaid Mohamed misses to the right of the target.

86:11 Booking

Booking Chris Bush goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

84:38

Marlon Pack decides to take the corner short, The ball is swung over by Luke Garbutt, free kick awarded for a foul by Kaid Mohamed on Seb Brown. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

82:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

82:21

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Sammy Moore gets a block in.

82:03

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt.

81:43

The ball is delivered by Luke Garbutt, James Spencer takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

80:45 Substitution

Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Keith Lowe coming on for Russell Penn.

79:32

The ball is swung over by Rashid Yussuff, save by Jack Butland.

78:46

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Byron Harrison results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

77:21

Mat Mitchel-King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy. Strike comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick.

76:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Byron Harrison. Russell Penn restarts play with the free kick.

75:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Duffy on Sammy Moore. Samuel Hatton restarts play with the free kick.

74:41

Shot from outside the box by Billy Knott misses to the left of the goal.

73:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Russell Penn. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Stuart.

73:26 Substitution

Substitution Christian Jolley goes off and Byron Harrison comes on.

73:10

Shot from outside the area by George Moncur misses to the left of the target.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with James Spencer coming on for Jeff Goulding.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Duffy on for Joshua Low.

70:55

Marlon Pack takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

67:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Penn on Sammy Moore. Sammy Moore takes the direct free kick.

67:05

Christian Jolley crosses the ball, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

65:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Butland by Jason Euell. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Billy Knott comes on in place of Jason Euell.

65:00

Rashid Yussuff takes the inswinging corner, save by Jack Butland.

64:11

Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Moore. Free kick taken by Rashid Yussuff.

63:15

The ball is crossed by Christian Jolley, clearance made by Sido Jombati.

60:32

Unfair challenge on Kaid Mohamed by Jamie Stuart results in a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

57:30

Long distance effort from Russell Penn misses to the left of the goal.

54:15

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Jason Euell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.

53:25

Foul by Jeff Goulding on Sammy Moore, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

51:57

The ball is crossed by Russell Penn, clearance made by Jamie Stuart.

49:43

The ball is delivered by Luke Garbutt, Russell Penn takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

47:40

Effort on goal by Marlon Pack from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:55

Foul by Jack Midson on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

46:55 Booking

Booking Booking for Jack Midson for unsporting behaviour.

46:15

Foul by George Moncur on Alan Bennett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:42

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Jack Midson results in a free kick. Jeff Goulding takes the free kick.

42:56

Foul by Alan Bennett on Christian Jolley, free kick awarded. Samuel Hatton takes the free kick.

41:39

Foul by Alan Bennett on Christian Jolley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jack Midson.

41:39 Booking

Booking Alan Bennett is shown a yellow card.

40:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Garbutt by Chris Bush. Kaid Mohamed takes the direct free kick.

39:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Garbutt, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Stuart by Alan Bennett. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

37:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sido Jombati on Christian Jolley. Sammy Moore takes the direct free kick.

34:35

The ball is swung over by Luke Summerfield, clearance by Jamie Stuart.

32:54

Unfair challenge on Mat Mitchel-King by Kaid Mohamed results in a free kick. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

32:24

Corner taken by Marlon Pack, Seb Brown makes a save.

32:18

Centre by Sido Jombati, clearance by Samuel Hatton.

30:59

Marlon Pack sends in a cross, Sammy Moore makes a clearance.

28:37

Joshua Low takes a shot.

28:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rashid Yussuff on Russell Penn. Russell Penn takes the direct free kick.

27:13

Sido Jombati crosses the ball, Sammy Moore makes a clearance.

24:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Moore on Russell Penn. Direct free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

23:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Goulding on Sammy Moore. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

23:23

Russell Penn concedes a free kick for a foul on Rashid Yussuff. Sammy Moore takes the direct free kick.

19:21

Corner taken by Marlon Pack, save by Seb Brown.

18:56

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt.

18:44

Sido Jombati produces a cross.

16:17

Jeff Goulding fouled by Sammy Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick.

15:26

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Jack Midson results in a free kick. Joshua Low restarts play with the free kick.

12:33

Russell Penn challenges Rashid Yussuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

9:29

Marlon Pack takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Header from close range by Jeff Goulding clears the bar.

8:06

Sammy Moore takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

7:02

Shot from just outside the box by Jeff Goulding misses to the right of the goal.

6:49

A cross is delivered by Rashid Yussuff, clearance made by Sido Jombati.

6:32

The ball is crossed by Chris Bush, Luke Summerfield manages to make a clearance.

3:41

Luke Garbutt delivers the ball.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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