Cheltenham Town - Northampton 1 Cheltenham 0
UK time is: 04:03:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Northampton 1 Cheltenham 0

2nd May 2013

A first win for Northampton over Cheltenham in seven meetings was enough to give The Cobblers a narrow play off semi final first leg win at Sixfields on Thursday night.

Northampton, with 10 wins from the previous 11 home games, got off to the better start and has several chances to have taken the lead. Having failed to take those opportunities the lead was eventually taken just before the half hour when Roy O'Donovan (26) finished well.

Paul Benson could have levelled immediately, but his finish was disappointing with him then also denied soon after by Paul Nicholls' save.

Jermain McGlashan forced Nicholls into another save early in the second half, before The Cobblers threatened a second. Benson was again presented with another chance to level for the visitors when he headed wide when in a great position.

Had it not been for Cheltenham keeper Scott Brown, when he produced a fine save from Adebayo Akinfenwa, at the midway point of the half a two-nil lead would have been given to the home side who soon after were fortunate not to have seen a penalty given against them when Luke Guttridge seemed to foul McGlashan.

1-0 was enough for Northampton to take a lead into the weekends second leg, however given the wonderful home record that Cheltenham have and a disappointing away record that The Cobblers have this tie is far from over.

Apply To Be A Site Editor

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 3 2013

Time: 10:55PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cheltenham Town Articles

Audio - Forest Green Reactions (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Cheltenham v Forest Green (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Southport v Cheltenham (Saturday November 14 2015)

Stats: Cheltenham v Guiseley (Tuesday November 10 2015)

Audio - Johnson Talks FA Cup Defeat (Saturday November 7 2015)

Stats: Hartlepool United v Cheltenham (Saturday November 7 2015)

Stats: Grimsby v Cheltenham (Friday October 30 2015)

Audio - Wright On H&W Draw (Saturday October 24 2015)

Archived Cheltenham Town Articles

List All Vital Cheltenham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Cheltenham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Tranmere 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Cheltenham Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

VLC Members MOTM V Boreham Wood
Lincoln : 27/11/2015 23:13:00
Loans: One In & One Out!
Lincoln : 26/11/2015 20:25:00
Average Player Ratings V Torquay United
Lincoln : 26/11/2015 19:42:01
Lincoln : 25/11/2015 21:52:00
Boreham Wood (A): Team News & Match Thread
Lincoln : 25/11/2015 19:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest Green MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Phillips 0%
Dickie 0%
Downes 0%
Pell 0%
McLennan 0%
Parslow 0%
Barthram 0%
Storer 0%
Munns 0%
Waters 0%
Wright 0%
Sub - Jennings 0%
Sub - Vaughan 0%