Robins victorious over Grecians
Last Updated: 20/04/13 6:34pm
Russell Penn: Scored solitary goal
Cheltenham kept their hopes of automatic promotion alive with a 1-0 win at Exeter thanks to Russell Penn's early goal.
Defeat for the Grecians ended their hopes of making the play-offs but the fourth-placed Robins can still go up automatically with a win over Bradford on the final weekend provided Rotherham lose at home to bottom club Aldershot.
The only goal came inside five minutes as Sido Jombati's deep free-kick was headed back across goal and fell on the edge of the box to Penn, who fired a low shot into the far corner.
Exeter's response was good with Jamie Cureton and Jamie Reid going close. Cureton missed a glorious chance when he nipped in behind the defence from Tommy Doherty's quickly taken free-kick but he snatched at his shot and pulled it wide.
Michael Hector went close to a second for Cheltenham but his header was saved by Artur Krysiak.
Despite the need for two goals to keep their play-off hopes alive, the Grecians never threatened until late on in a terrible second half.
Substitute Jimmy Keohane had their best chances but he blazed over the bar from 18 yards and was then denied by a brilliant fingertip Scott Brown stop.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 20th Apr
Aldershot1 - 0Dag + Red
Barnet1 - 0Wycombe
Bradford1 - 0Burton Alb
Bristol R0 - 1Accrington
Exeter0 - 1Cheltenhm
Fleetwood1 - 3Chesterfld
Gillingham2 - 2AFC W'don
Morecambe0 - 2Torquay
Oxford Utd3 - 0Rochdale
Plymouth0 - 1Rotherham
Port Vale2 - 2Northamptn
York City2 - 1Southend
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