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Northampton Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Luke Norris scored his third goal in three games to give struggling Northampton a point against Cheltenham.

The Robins took an early lead when good work down the right by Sam Deering ended with him cutting back for Byron Harrison to score.

Norris capitalised on a defensive mix up to level just before the break.

Harrison hooked a close range effort just off target before home keeper Matt Duke saved from Terry Gornell and Troy Brown to preserve a point.

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Post-match: Northampton boss Boothroyd

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We didn't play very well today. We showed flashes but nowhere near enough.

"We relied on an error from them, that we pushed them into, but you can't say we deserved to be ahead. In the second half, we relied on Matt Duke to keep us in it.

"There was a lot of energy spent, emotionally and physically, on Tuesday night (against Rochdale).

"Having said that, had our final ball been better, we could've won it. I don't think we deserved to win it but I don't think we deserved to lose it, either. It was very important we didn't get beaten."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"I thought we were brilliant today, it's a disappointment we didn't win but there are a lot of positives to take from the game.

"It was vitally important that we got something from the game, we're all disappointed that it's only one point.

"I knew there was more to come from us; I wanted us to really grab the game by the scruff and neck. It wasn't it our intention to coast, it was just one of those games where it was too easy for us at one stage.

"We were superb, the support behind the goal was really good, I think they showed a lot of togetherness and quality but we're just disappointed."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 6Collins
  • 3Widdowson
  • 4Carter
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 17DeeganBooked at 31minsSubstituted forTozerat 61'minutes
  • 11Hackett
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forDemontagnacat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8Morris
  • 29Dallas

Substitutes

  • 7Demontagnac
  • 12Tozer
  • 19Emerton
  • 21McNamara
  • 24Toney
  • 26Harriott

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 25NobleSubstituted forCuretonat 75'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 2Lowe
  • 16Penn
  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 9Harrison
  • 4TaylorBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 17Hanks
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 27Williams
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
4,033

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

Attempt blocked. Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Luke Norris.

Attempt missed. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces David Noble.

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Gary Deegan.

Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Dag & Red146532118323
9Scunthorpe136521512323
10Morecambe146442120122
11Mansfield145631512321
12Wycombe136251916320
13Southend146261514120
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18Plymouth14437915-615
19Bury143471517-213
20York133371521-612
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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