Exeter City dropped to just two points above the League Two relegation zone after they were held to a draw at home to Cheltenham.

The hosts took the lead early on when Craig Woodman swung in a cross which Jordan Moore-Taylor fired home.

The visitors levelled soon after when Byron Harrison nipped in to poke the ball into the bottom corner.

Scot Bennett could have pinched all three points for Exeter late on but his effort went well wide.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Exeter started really brightly and positively against us and we didn't deal with them but we responded well, it's a tough place to come.

"We weathered it and I think we could have played better in the second half but I'm pleased with the point, I suppose.

"David Noble was really good and instrumental in getting the ball down and trying to create a few chances. Byron Harrison scored a really well-taken goal.

"There were too many losses of possession in good areas which resulted in them attacking us, but we stood strong and I can only compliment them after last week."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Exeter City

  • 30 Pym
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 08 Oakley
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 14 Richards
  • 29 Grimes
  • 20 Nichols (Wheeler - 62' )
  • 04 Bennett
  • 07 Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 11 Davies
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 22 Keohane
  • 25 Parkin
  • 32 Wheeler
  • 35 Gill

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati Booked
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Noble
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Elliott
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 14 Richards Booked
  • 09 Harrison
  • 07 Cureton (Kotwica - 76' )
  • 27 Williams (Deering - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Deering
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 28 Ihiekwe
  • 32 Brundle
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 3,353

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

4 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +2:27

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:41

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +1:41

Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:00

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

90:00 +0:58

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

89:39 Booking

Booking Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

88:53

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

88:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:21

Delay in match David Wheeler (Exeter City) because of an injury.

84:14

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

80:07

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

80:07

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:49

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

77:04

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.

76:53

Attempt saved. Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Jamie Cureton.

75:07 Booking

Booking Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

75:00

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

75:00

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:53

Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

73:14

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

73:02

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:35

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:35

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

70:50

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

69:48

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

69:14

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

68:30

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:30

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

67:22

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

67:22

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:45

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

65:25

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

63:00

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

62:55

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

61:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Harry Williams.

61:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Tom Nichols.

61:23

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

61:04

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

56:33

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55:02

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:02

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

54:21

Attempt saved. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:59

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:33

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

50:33

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

48:46

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:18

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

47:16

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

47:16

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

44:00

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

43:59

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

42:16

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

42:16

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:35

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

40:16

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

39:44

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jamie Cureton.

36:06

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

36:06

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

33:46

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

33:46

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

32:27

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

31:28

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

31:28

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

30:12

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

30:12

Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:25

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:25

Foul by Eliot Richards (Exeter City).

26:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jermaine McGlashan.

22:45

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

22:45

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:02

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

20:49

Attempt blocked. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:00

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:58

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

19:36

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

17:38

Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

17:38

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:22

Hand ball by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

14:21

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Woodman.

10:53

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

10:40

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8:15

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

6:41

Attempt missed. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5:28

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

3:00

Delay in match Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

2:23

Harry Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:23

Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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