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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,130) 22nd February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

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Robins clinch rare victory

Last Updated: 22/02/14 5:52pm

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Ashley Vincent: On the scoresheet

Ashley Vincent: On the scoresheet

Cheltenham Town secured their first win since Boxing Day with a 1-0 victory at Newport County.

A first half goal from Ashley Vincent on his first start for the Robins was enough to secure all three points for Mark Yates' sides.

The victory moves the Robins nine points clear of the relegation zone but defeat leaves Newport seven points adrift of the play-off places.

Newport had started well at Rodney Parade but Andrew Hughes and Chris Zebroski wasted early chances as they had the visitors under pressure.

Vincent gave Cheltenham the lead in the 23rd minute when he bundled home Jermaine McGlashan's cross from close range, his first for Cheltenham since returning for his second spell.

Byron Harrison could have doubled their lead shortly before half time but he shot straight at County goalkeeper Elliot Parish after another good counter-attack.

County dominated the second half but struggled to find a way past a stubborn Cheltenham defence. Robbie Willmott's long-range effort was as close as they came to getting an equaliser.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12