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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 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13