Penn strike keeps Cheltenham on course for promotion

Russell Penn scored the only goal of the game as Cheltenham won 1-0 at promotion rivals Exeter City. Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • EXETER CITY 0 - 1 CHELTENHAM TOWN

Cheltenham Town kept their automatic promotion hopes alive, while ending Exeter City's play-off dreams.

Russell Penn scored the only goal of the game in the fifth minute, firing home from the edge of the area.

The Grecians had several chances to equalise. Jamie Cureton and Jamie Reid both came close, and sub Jimmy Keohane saw his effort well saved by Scott Brown.

For Cheltenham to go up automatically, they need to beat Bradford on the final weekend of the season, and bottom club Aldershot must win at Rotherham.

  • BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY
Lee Molyneux's 35-yard free-kick won the game for Accrington. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Bristol Rovers suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to lowly Accrington Stanley.

The winning goal was scored in the second minute - a 35 yard free-kick from Lee Molyneux.

Rovers rarely tested Accrington's goalkeeper. Their best efforts came late in the game, but Eliot Richards and Joe Anyinsah both shot over the bar.

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 0 CREWE ALEXANDRA
Joe Edwards scored the only goal of the game as Yeovil beat Crewe at Huish Park. Credit: ohn Walton/EMPICS Sport

Joe Edwards scored the only goal after just 48 seconds to beat Crewe at Huish Park.

James Hayter chested the ball down to the midfielder, who burst through to fire past former Bristol City and Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Steve Phillips.

Marek Stech kept the Glovers in the game with a string of fine saves. Kelvin Mellor, Max Clayton, Matt Tootle and Chuks Aneke were all denied by Yeovil's number one.

Luke Ayling almost doubled Town's lead, but saw his bullet header cleared off the line by Tottle.

  • SWINDON TOWN 3 - 0 STEVENAGE
Aden Flint scored twice as Swindon beat Stevenage 3-0 at the County Ground. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town secured a place in the play-offs after their second home win of the week.

Aden Flint scored twice. He broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute after Alan McCormack's shot took a deflection and fell kindly to the defender.

The visitors were reduced to ten men just before half-time. Dani Lopez received a red card after clashing with McCormack.

Gary Roberts doubled the lead seven minutes into the second half when he fired in off the post.

And Flint sealed the win with a stunning bicycle kick from the edge of the area in the 73rd minute.

Yeovil move up to fourth, with Swindon three points behind in fifth.

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • HULL CITY 0 - 0 BRISTOL CITY
Bristol City's Liam Kelly shields the ball from Hull's Matt Fryatt. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Already-relegated Bristol City picked up a point at second-placed Hull on Friday evening.

A game of very few chances saw Albert Adomah have City's best chance on the hour mark. But after a mazy run, the winger shot straight at goalkeeper David Stockdale.

The home side almost won it in injury time, but Tom Heaton denied David Meyler with his first real save of the match.