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Taylor gives Robins welcome boost

Last Updated: 24/08/13 6:51pm

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Jason Taylor: Netted the winner

Jason Taylor: Netted the winner

Jason Taylor scored the only goal as Cheltenham chalked up their first win of the campaign at winless Accrington in League Two.

The midfielder got on the end of Matt Richards' free kick eight yards out on 71 minutes and the ball found the back of the net via a deflection, but Stanley were furious as they felt the foul shouldn't have been given as Peter Murphy appeared to win the ball.

It was always going to take just one goal to decide a disappointing game of few chances for the early season strugglers.

It was a largely forgettable first half with neither side really testing the keepers and the only incidents of note were bookings for Stanley's Michael Richardson and the Robins' Keith Lowe.

The second half warmed up a bit with Steven Gillespie curling wide and, on 51 minutes, Stanley keeper Ian Dunbavin was tested for the first time with a long range effort from Taylor.

Kal Naismith and Lawrie Wilson fired wide for Accrington - who have picked up just one point this season - in a clash of few openings.

Both managers changed their attacking line-ups as they looked for the all-important goal but it took Taylor to clinch it.

Stanley ended the game with 10 men, with Wilson going off injured with five minutes left after they had used all three subs.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39