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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,340) 16th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Cheltenhm 2

B Harrison (34)
K Arthur (84)

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Accrington 1

K Naismith (77)

Late strike sinks Accrington

Last Updated: 16/08/14 6:24pm

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Koby Arthur: On hand to score the winner

Koby Arthur: On hand to score the winner

Koby Arthur struck a late winner as Cheltenham made it back-to-back league wins with a 2-1 triumph over Accrington.

But the Robins were let off the hook deep in injury time when Kal Naismith blew a chance for a second goal of the afternoon when he lifted a penalty high over the crossbar.

The Robins dominated early on with captain Matt Taylor having a header cleared off the line by Rob Atkinson with the Stanley defender then doing well to block a Terry Gornell shot soon after.

Lee Vaughan forced an excellent save from Accrington goalkeeper Luke Simpson but it was from the resulting corner that the Robins took the lead in the 34th minute. Troy Brown headed against the foot of the post and Byron Robinson was on hand to tuck away the rebound.

Naismith levelled the scores in the 76th minute with a shot from the edge of the area before Arthur, an 18-year-old on loan from Birmingham, latched on to a long clearance from keeper Trevor Carson before firing home the winner with six minutes to go.

The visitors were awarded a last-gasp penalty following a foul on Piero Mingoia but Naismith skied his effort.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39