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

Cheltenham Cheltenham Town vs Exeter City Exeter

Cheltenham 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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6