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Exeter City 0-1 Cheltenham Town – Andy Williams late strike keeps Robins on top

Cheltenham Town secured a massive three points as substitute Andy Williams scored an injury-time goal to beat Exeter City at St James Park. 

The Robins found themselves third in League Two at the death but Williams last gasp header from a Ben Tozer long throw saw them return to their perch. 

Tozer’s long throw sailed in from the right-hand side and Williams rose highest to meet the ball at the front post – sending the travelling players and staff into a frenzy.

Cheltenham had the lionshare of possession throughout, but struggled to make chances due to resolute Exeter defending. 

The weather was the highlight of the first half, as we moved from bright sunshine to treacherous rain and gushing winds. The conditions certainly had an impact on the quality of football on display.

The hosts looked to hit Cheltenham on the counter, a chance fell to Jake Taylor with 20 minutes to go – his half volley blazing over the bar just eight yards out. 

Substitute Robbie Willmott really should have put the hosts in front with seven minutes to go, bearing down on goal the man on loan from Newport fired his effort straight at keeper Josh Griffiths. 

Alfie May then went up the other end and tried to give Cheltenham the lead straight after, cutting in from the right, his curled effort was denied by Jokull Andresson spectacularly. 

Exeter turned the pressure up late on, but it was Cheltenham who managed to snatch the win. They started the day top of the league and finished there. 

It looked bleak for the Robins, with four of the top six picking up maximum points in pursuit of Michael Duff’s side.

Williams goal ensures that Cheltenham spend another week at the top of the table and with 12 games to go, the promotion dream is well and truly on.

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