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Northampton Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Northampton's six-game winning run at home came to an end as they were held to a draw by Cheltenham.

Jordan Turnbull cancelled out Conor Thomas' early penalty but the Cobblers could not find a second as their winless run in League Two extended to three games.

Cheltenham went ahead in the third minute after George Lloyd was bundled to the floor by Turnbull and Thomas sent David Cornell the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Andy Williams scuffed a shot just wide in response but it took until the 38th minute for Northampton to equalise.

Visiting goalkeeper Scott Flinders parried Nicky Adams' free-kick out to Vadaine Oliver, who teed up Turnbull for a simple finish.

Flinders was equal to Ryan Watson's powerful shot, Williams hit the frame of the goal and Sam Hoskins fired into the side-netting as the hosts applied most of the pressure in the second half.

Clear-cut chances remained at a premium though and the game finished level, albeit only after Robins substitute Alex Addai was shown a stoppage-time red card following an altercation with Charlie Goode.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 5Goode
  • 16Wharton
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 2mins
  • 23Harriman
  • 44Anderson
  • 8Watson
  • 10Adams
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 14minsSubstituted forPollockat 88'minutes
  • 19Oliver
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 3Martin
  • 12Pollock
  • 14Lines
  • 20Warburton
  • 25Arnold
  • 29Waters

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26GreavesBooked at 55mins
  • 2Long
  • 14SheafBooked at 58minsSubstituted forAddaiat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-HayesSubstituted forInceat 31'minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 11Broom
  • 19LloydSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Clements
  • 10Campbell
  • 15Boyle
  • 16Addai
  • 17Debayo
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
5,090

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

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

Dismissal

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Scott Pollock replaces Sam Hoskins.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Cheltenham Town).

Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces George Lloyd.

Attempt blocked. Michael Harriman (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Adams following a set piece situation.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Cheltenham Town).

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

Hand ball by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sean Long.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Max Sheaf.

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Turnbull.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town).

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

Hand ball by Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

Booking

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town).

Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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