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Exeter City 1-1 Cheltenham Town

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:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"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."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 8Oakley
  • 5Baldwin
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 14Richards
  • 29Grimes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forWheelerat 62'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 7Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 1Krysiak
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 25Parkin
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35Gill

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20JombatiBooked at 76mins
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 14RichardsBooked at 90mins
  • 9Harrison
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forKotwicaat 76'minutes
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDeeringat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,353

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Booking

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match David Wheeler (Exeter City) because of an injury.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt saved. Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Jamie Cureton.

Booking

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.
Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matthew Richards.
Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).
Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Harry Williams.

Substitution

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe42191942576
2Rochdale42229112275
3Chesterfield42201482774
4Fleetwood42209131369
5Burton42181410568
6Southend421614121262
7Oxford Utd42161412862
8York42151611861
9Plymouth42161016-258
10Mansfield42141414-656
11Bury42121812554
12Dag & Red42131514-454
13Newport42131415-353
14Wimbledon42131316-552
15Cheltenham42121614-852
16Portsmouth42121515-1251
17Accrington42121416-350
18Hartlepool42131019-249
19Morecambe42121317-1449
20Exeter42121218-648
21Bristol Rovers42111417-947
22Wycombe42111318-946
23Northampton42111318-1946
24Torquay4210923-2339
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