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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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe421919464392576
2Rochdale422291164422275
3Chesterfield422014865382774
4Fleetwood422091361481369
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4216141250381262
7Oxford Utd421614125143862
8York421516114739861
9Plymouth421610164648-258
10Mansfield421414144652-656
11Bury421218125146554
12Dag & Red421315144953-454
13Newport421314155154-353
14Wimbledon421313164348-552
15Cheltenham421216144856-852
16Portsmouth421215154557-1251
17Accrington421214164851-350
18Hartlepool421310194749-249
19Morecambe421213174761-1449
20Exeter421212184854-648
21Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
22Wycombe421113184150-946
23Northampton421113183554-1946
24Torquay42109233760-2339
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