Robins soar to beat Wombles
Last Updated: March 2, 2013 6:49pm
Steve Elliott: Opened the scoring on 10 minutes
Cheltenham re-ignited their play-off hopes with a 2-1 home win that sent AFC Wimbledon to the foot of the League Two table.
Goals from Steve Elliott and Darren Carter secured the win at Whaddon Road on Saturday, but the Robins had to endure a late onslaught after Dons substitute Brennan Dickenson rifled in an effort with his first touch.
Cheltenham almost took the lead after eight minutes when Sam Deering turned a Billy Jones cross into the path of Carter and his low curling shot forced veteran keeper Neil Sullivan into an excellent diving save.
The opener came two minutes later when Jones curled a brilliant free-kick into the six yard box for the incoming Elliott to direct a header into the bottom right-hand corner.
Carter doubled the Cheltenham lead after 57 minutes, rounding off a flowing move with a well-placed effort into the bottom left of the goal.
Dickenson's 61st minute effort handed the visitors a lifeline and they should have levelled 15 minutes from time when the substitute took the ball past goalkeeper Scott Brown before picking out Jack Midson, but his shot sailed over the crossbar.
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Sat 2nd Mar
Accrington0 - 0Torquay
Aldershot1 - 1Gillingham
Bristol R3 - 0Burton Alb
Cheltenham2 - 1AFC W'don
Dag + Red0 - 1Chesterfld
Exeter3 - 0Northamptn
Morecambe3 - 0Rochdale
Oxford Utd2 - 1Port Vale
Plymouth2 - 1Barnet
Southend1 - 1Rotherham
Wycombe1 - 0Fleetwood
York City0 - 2Bradford
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