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Northampton Town 1-3 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham claimed just their second victory of the season with a win at Northampton.

Will Boyle's close-range goal in the first half was added to by Conor Thomas and Kelsey Mooney after half-time, with Kevin van Veen's penalty in vain for the home side.

Northampton raced out of the blocks as Sam Hoskins steered an early effort off target and then Van Veen ballooned over from an acute angle.

But Cheltenham took the lead when Johnny Mullins found space from a free-kick and knocked the ball down to Boyle, who tapped in.

The Cobblers levelled just past the hour as Hoskins pounced on a short back pass and drew the foul from goalkeeper Scott Flinders, allowing Van Veen to score from the spot.

But Cheltenham won their own spot-kick when Shay Facey felled Jacob Maddox and Thomas converted, squeezing the ball past David Cornell.

And the Robins had their third soon after as a scramble from a corner allowed Mooney to prod in.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1CornellBooked at 83mins
  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 22Crooks
  • 8FoleySubstituted forMcWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forPowellat 45'minutesSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes
  • 19Bridge
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 5Barnett
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 15Bowditch
  • 17McWilliams
  • 20Waters
  • 34Ward

Cheltenham

  • 1FlindersBooked at 61mins
  • 23Forster
  • 5Mullins
  • 15Boyle
  • 27Field
  • 6Atangana
  • 11Broom
  • 28Mooney
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forTozerat 90+3'minutes
  • 19LloydSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 29BarnettSubstituted forDukuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Tozer
  • 7Thomas
  • 9Duku
  • 22Lovett
  • 24Kalala
  • 26Clements
  • 30Alcock
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,608

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ben Tozer replaces Jacob Maddox.

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

Foul by Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

David Cornell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3. Kelsey Mooney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 2. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Shay Facey (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Jacob Maddox draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Conor Thomas replaces George Lloyd because of an injury.

Delay in match George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kelsey Mooney (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Tom Field (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Andy Williams replaces Daniel Powell because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Shaun McWilliams replaces Sam Foley.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Scott Flinders (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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