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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 3,562) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Exeter City Exeter

Cheltenhm 1

J Cureton (13)

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Exeter 0

Cureton downs Grecians

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:25pm

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Jamie Cureton: Did the damage against his former team

Jamie Cureton: Did the damage against his former team

Cheltenham stretched their unbeaten league run to 11 games with a determined 1-0 Boxing Day victory over Exeter at Whaddon Road.

And it was only down to the exploits of the two goalkeepers that there was a solitary goal at the end of a scintillating clash.

Cheltenham should have opened the scoring in the seventh minute when a David Noble strike was brilliantly saved low down by keeper Artur Krysiak.

The breakthrough came five minutes later when a long clearance from home keeper Scott Brown was headed on by Byron Harrison and Jamie Cureton nipped in to stab the ball home against his former club.

The striker was then denied a second by Krysiak in the 17th minute with Harrison lobbing an effort wide 10 minutes later as the Robins continued to push.

As half time approached Harrison headed over and defender Connor Goldson saw a shot deflected just wide.

City took control after the break and Scott Brown needed to pull off an excellent stop to deny David Wheeler 17 seconds into the half before palming away a fierce drive from Tom Nichols.

The woodwork intervened in the closing stages, Cureton heading against the upright for the Robins with Alan Gow curling a magnificent free-kick against the outside of the post.

And injury time brought another fine Brown save to keep out a rasping Liam Sercombe effort.

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2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
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6 Southend United 34 58
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8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
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12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
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17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27