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  • Date:09 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Whaddon Road Ground
  • Smikle (59) Smikle (59)
Goal!

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93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bird on Andrew Holt. Liam Davis crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by John Johnson misses to the right of the target.

92mins

Corner taken by Josh Parker from the right by-line, save by Scott P Brown.

90mins

The referee cautions Theo Lewis for not retreating ten yards at a set play. Jeff Goulding concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Parker. Michael Jacobs produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

90mins

The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Short corner taken by Abdul Osman from the right by-line.

89mins

The ball is sent over by Liam Davis, Andrew Holt has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

88mins

Theo Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman. Ryan Gilligan takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

87mins

Josh Parker takes a shot. David Bird gets a block in.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Shaun Jeffers results in a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

86mins

The offside flag is raised against Abdul Osman. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

85mins

Keith Lowe challenges Josh Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

85mins

The referee blows for offside against Josh Parker. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball.

82mins

Leon McKenzie is caught offside. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

81mins

Danny Andrew takes the outswinging corner, Steve Elliott produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

81mins

Shaun Jeffers takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

80mins

The ball is crossed by Joshua Low, Theo Lewis produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

80mins

The ball is swung over by Danny Andrew, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

80mins

The ball is crossed by Joshua Low, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

77mins

Leon McKenzie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Mckay.

77mins

Shaun Jeffers has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gilligan by Brian Smikle. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Shaun Jeffers. Brian Smikle takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Jeff Goulding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

73mins

Jeff Goulding challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

The referee cautions John Johnson for unsporting behaviour. John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Lewis. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

72mins

The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, Andy Gallinagh makes a clearance.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Theo Lewis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Abdul Osman.

70mins

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew.

70mins

(Northampton) makes a substitution, with Michael Jacobs coming on for Kevin Thornton. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dunn by Steve Elliott. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Jeff Goulding delivers the ball.

68mins

Jeff Goulding concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Parker. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

The offside flag is raised against Billy Mckay. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

66mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Andrew.

66mins

Abdul Osman receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Andrew.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thornton, clearance made by Danny Andrew.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Joshua Low, Ryan Gilligan manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Goal scored by Brian Smikle from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-0 Northampton.Jeff Goulding provided the assist for the goal.

59mins

Josh Parker has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

58mins

Foul by Brian Smikle on Abdul Osman, free kick awarded. Kevin Thornton takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Andrew, save made by Chris Dunn.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, Andy Gallinagh takes a shot. Josh Parker gets a block in.

57mins

Shot from 35 yards from Joshua Low. Blocked by Abdul Osman.

55mins

Liam Davis produces a cross, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

52mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Theo Lewis goes wide right of the goal.

51mins

Danny Andrew challenges Josh Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thornton restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Theo Lewis has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

49mins

Foul by Abdul Osman on Joshua Low, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Gallinagh.

47mins

David Bird delivers the ball, save made by Chris Dunn.

46mins

(Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Theo Lewis coming on for Michael Pook.

45mins

John Johnson produces a cross, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

45mins

Abdul Osman takes a shot. Andy Gallinagh gets a block in.

43mins

Unfair challenge on David Bird by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Danny Andrew takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Shaun Jeffers. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Gilligan, save made by Scott P Brown.

42mins

Josh Parker takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Gallinagh.

41mins

Joshua Low crosses the ball, Andrew Holt makes a clearance.

40mins

Jeff Goulding has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

38mins

Effort from outside the box by Billy Mckay goes wide right of the target.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Billy Mckay by Keith Lowe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Andrew by Josh Parker. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

32mins

Corner taken by Ryan Gilligan, Danny Andrew makes a clearance.

32mins

Billy Mckay delivers the ball, clearance by Keith Lowe.

31mins

Kevin Thornton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

30mins

Jeff Goulding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Holt. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

29mins

Liam Davis fouled by Joshua Low, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

The offside flag is raised against Jeff Goulding. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

28mins

Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Chris Dunn gets a block in.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Michael Pook, Abdul Osman manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Pook, save by Chris Dunn.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Andrew.

22mins

Dean Beckwith is sent off by the referee for violent conduct.

22mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Jeffers by Dean Beckwith. Keith Lowe takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Brian Smikle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

16mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton, save by Scott P Brown.

16mins

Billy Mckay takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

15mins

Brian Smikle concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Beckwith. Kevin Thornton restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Liam Davis delivers the ball.

14mins

Corner taken by Ryan Gilligan, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

13mins

The ball is delivered by John Johnson, clearance made by Keith Lowe.

12mins

A cross is delivered by Josh Parker.

11mins

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Jeffers. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

11mins

Danny Andrew sends in a cross, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

10mins

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John Johnson.

9mins

Foul by Andy Gallinagh on Billy Mckay, free kick awarded. Kevin Thornton takes the free kick.

8mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Thornton misses to the left of the goal.

6mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Joshua Low. Danny Andrew crosses the ball in from the free kick.

6mins

Billy Mckay is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

5mins

Joshua Low challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Abdul Osman takes the direct free kick.

The referee starts the match.

The second half kicks off.

It is the end of the first-half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Thomas worry for Robins Cheltenham will hand a late fitness test to Wes Thomas ahead of their home clash against Northampton. The striker, Town`s top scorer this term with seven goals, missed both last weekend`s 2-0 victory at Aldershot and Tuesday`s 2-0 trophy defeat to Plymouth with the thigh strain he sustained against Oxford. Thomas will be given until as late as possible to prove his availability, with a fitness test planned for Saturday lunchtime. Midfielder JJ Melligan will definitely miss out against the Cobblers as he rests a strained hamstring picked up against Aldershot. Frankie Artus hopes to be given the all-clear on Monday following his cracked fibula, with a view to returning to training on Tuesday. Defender Martin Riley (hamstring) is also hoping to be back in training next week. Northampton could have defender Dean Beckwith back in their squad. Beckwith has missed the last five matches with a thigh strain but returned to training this week and could go straight back into the side at Whaddon Road. Manager Ian Sampson will be without forward Courtney Herbert for the trip. Herbert sat out the 2-0 defeat at Macclesfield last weekend with a calf injury and scans have shown he has a stress fracture and could be out for at least three weeks. Left-back Marcus Hall is fully fit after a hamstring injury while fellow defender Craig Hinton is close to a return from a knee injury. Striker Tadhg Purcell is out for the entire season after he suffered serious knee ligament damage in August.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

Formation: 451Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

  • Scott P Brown
  • Keith Lowe
  • Andy Gallinagh
  • Steve Elliott
  • Danny Andrew
  • Brian Smikle
  • David Bird
  • Michael Pook
  • Joshua Low
  • Jeff Goulding
  • Shaun Jeffers
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Lloyd-Weston
  • Kyle Haynes
  • Theo Lewis
  • Jake Lee
  • Robin Shroot
  • Marlon Pack

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Match Report

Smikle all smiles Brian Smikle's second-half goal gave Cheltenham a 1-0 win over 10-man Northampton. A dull first half was only enlivened by the 22nd-minute sending-off of Northampton's Dean Beckwith. The big defender received a red card when referee Dave Phillips adjudged him guilty of stamping on Shaun Jeffers after they tangled on the ground in an off-the-ball incident. The Cobblers' best chance came when home keeper Scott Brown's athletic fingertip save denied Billy McKay. Cheltenham dominated possession after the break and finally broke the deadlock on the hour mark. Jeff Goulding's delicate flick put Smikle in on goal and the former West Brom forward made no mistake from close range. Theo Lewis and Jeffers both missed chances to wrap up the game but the home side clung on nervously in the dying minutes as Andy Holt and Leon McKenzie squandered opportunities to level.

Form Guide

    LWLLDW
  • Cheltenham
  • VS
  • Northampton
  • DWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 27/02/2010
  • Cheltenham
  • 2 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 05/12/2009
  • Cheltenham
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 11/02/2006
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Cheltenham
  • 24/09/2005
  • Cheltenham
  • 1 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 16/04/2005
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 07/12/2004

Top Scorers

Cheltenham

  • W Thomas 7
  • J Goulding 3
  • J Low 1
  • K Lowe 1
  • F Artus 1
  • D Andrew 1
  • S Jeffers 1

Northampton

  • K Thornton 2
  • B Mckay 2
  • A Holt 1
  • A Osman 1
  • B Tozer 1

Goals

Cheltenham

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Northampton

    • Total goals 28
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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