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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Northampton Town

Luke Varney's double and a goal from Tyrone Barnett secured an emphatic League Two home win for Cheltenham over Northampton.

Barnett initially forced David Cornell into a fine save low to his right in the 13th minute before Varney opened the scoring five minutes later, tapping in after a cross from Kevin Dawson on the right.

Varney's second - and 13th of the season - came from the penalty spot in the 41st minute after Ryan Hughes had tripped Barnett in the box.

It was almost 3-0 as the first half drew to a close, only for Barnett to head a cross from Ryan Broom just wide.

Although Northampton sent Dean Bowditch and Marvin Sordell on at the break, there was no sign of a comeback.

Cornell blocked well from Kevin Dawson in the 70th minute and the Cobblers goalkeeper did well to turn a Chris Clements' free-kick over the bar.

From the resulting corner, taken by Chris Hussey, Barnett nodded in from close range to make it 3-0.

In the 89th minute Bowditch scored a consolation goal for Northampton with a free-kick into the bottom right corner from 22 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11BroomSubstituted forThomasat 65'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 25Tillson
  • 26ClementsSubstituted forForsterat 90'minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 32VarneyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBinghamat 86'minutes
  • 29Barnett

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20Maddox
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 27Bingham
  • 28Pring

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cornell
  • 4GoodeBooked at 11mins
  • 6TaylorBooked at 51mins
  • 29HughesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forPowellat 74'minutes
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31WilliamsSubstituted forBowditchat 45'minutes
  • 8FoleyBooked at 72mins
  • 10PowellSubstituted forSordellat 45'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 2Facey
  • 11Powell
  • 15Bowditch
  • 19Bridge
  • 27Sordell
  • 30Coddington
  • 36Newell
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,513

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    David Cornell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by David Cornell.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordon Forster replaces Chris Clements.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 1. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town).

  11. Post update

    Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Luke Varney.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Post update

    Marvin Sordell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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