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  • Date:05 May 2013
  • Kick-off:18:45
  • Venue:Abbey Business Stadium
  • Attendance:5,955
( agg 0 - 2 )
  • Guttridge (27)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Michael Hector takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Nicholls.

93mins

Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

91mins

Michael Hector sends in a cross, save by Lee Nicholls.

90mins

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls. Corner taken right-footed by Kaid Mohamed.

88mins

Sido Jombati produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

88mins

Byron Harrison comes on in place of Russell Penn.

87mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Lowe, clearance by Ben Tozer.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Sido Jombati. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

83mins

Foul by Marlon Pack on Roy O'Donovan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.

82mins

Sam Deering sends in a cross, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

79mins

Foul by Shaun Harrad on Lee Nicholls, free kick awarded. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

78mins

Sam Deering takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a brilliant save.

78mins

Sam Deering delivers the ball, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

76mins

Centre by Michael Hector, Kaid Mohamed takes a shot.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Kaid Mohamed. Lewis Hornby comes on in place of Luke Guttridge. Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

72mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Ben Harding. Kaid Mohamed replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Clarke Carlisle. Kelvin Langmead on for Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

69mins

The ball is delivered by Keith Lowe, Paul Benson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Russell Penn, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Nathan Cameron challenges Shaun Harrad unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Marlon Pack.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hackett on Sido Jombati. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Brown.

62mins

Shaun Harrad joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darryl Duffy.

59mins

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Keith Lowe sends in a cross.

59mins

Sam Deering takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.

58mins

Centre by Keith Lowe.

56mins

Michael Hector fouled by Roy O'Donovan, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Sido Jombati fouled by Chris Hackett, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

50mins

The official flags Darryl Duffy offside. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lowe by Roy O'Donovan. Free kick taken by Keith Lowe.

49mins

Centre by Sam Deering.

48mins

Lee Nicholls is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

47mins

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Ben Tozer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

46mins

Marlon Pack challenges Luke Guttridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.

44mins

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Long range effort from Darryl Duffy misses to the left of the goal.

42mins

Foul by Keith Lowe on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Ben Harding crosses the ball, clearance made by Russell Penn.

37mins

Chris Hackett sends in a cross.

37mins

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown. Chris Hackett decides to take a short corner.

36mins

The referee blows for offside against Paul Benson. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Centre by Jermaine McGlashan, save by Lee Nicholls.

35mins

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn. The referee shows Luke Guttridge a yellow card. Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

34mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Deering, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

33mins

Header on goal by Adebayo Akinfenwa from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33mins

Foul by Sido Jombati on Ben Tozer, free kick awarded. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Deering, clearance by Ben Tozer.

31mins

Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.

30mins

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Collins. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Sido Jombati, comfortable save by Lee Nicholls.

28mins

Luke Guttridge finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Cheltenham 0 (0)-(2) 1 Northampton.Adebayo Akinfenwa provided the assist for the goal.

27mins

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Lee Collins, free kick awarded. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Steve Elliott by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Scott Brown takes the indirect free kick.

23mins

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Deering. Michael Hector takes the indirect free kick.

22mins

Sam Deering takes the inswinging corner, Steve Elliott takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clarke Carlisle on Paul Benson. Shot on goal comes in from Marlon Pack from the free kick, save by Lee Nicholls.

18mins

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line played to the near post, Sido Jombati makes a clearance.

17mins

Handball by Paul Benson. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Darryl Duffy produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Keith Lowe, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

14mins

Russell Penn fouled by Ben Tozer, the ref awards a Penalty. Ben Tozer booked. A save by Lee Nicholls from penalty by Marlon Pack. Cheltenham 0 (0)-(1) 0 Northampton.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Sam Deering, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

13mins

Foul by Luke Guttridge on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Keith Lowe takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

Foul by Nathan Cameron on Paul Benson, free kick awarded. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Russell Penn challenges Ben Harding unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

9mins

Roy O'Donovan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Hackett.

6mins

Paul Benson takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

6mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Russell Penn. Marlon Pack takes the direct free kick.

5mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Benson. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Chris Hackett. Steve Elliott takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Keith Lowe produces a cross, Lee Collins manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Yates seeking home comforts Cheltenham boss Mark Yates and Northampton counterpart Aidy Boothroyd both agree all is still very much to play for in their play-off semi-final heading into the second leg. The Cobblers hold a slender 1-0 advantage after Thursday's first leg at Sixfields, with Roy O'Donovan's acrobatic finish proving the difference between the two sides. Yates admitted he was arguably the happier manager after the initial meeting having seen his side outplayed but still in the tie, as the Robins look to seal a return to Wembley 12 months after their npower League Two final defeat to Crewe. Cheltenham will feel more than capable of turning matters around at Whaddon Road, where they are unbeaten in 20 league matches stretching back to mid-September. "We're 1-0 down at half-time, we knew we'd have to win our home game," Yates said. "We've got a great home record, one of the best in the league. "It's still game on, they (Northampton's fans) were celebrating like they won it at the end (of the first leg), fair play to them for that. "We know it's going to be tough, we know they're a good side. Aidy will say all the right things, just like I will to make sure they're focused. "We've got to make sure we turn up and win our home game. We win our home game then we've got a chance." Yates added: "I'm going to ask for one big special effort from the fans on Sunday, we need them to be that proverbial 12th man, we need them to really roar the players on and stick behind them. "We're not going to score in the first minute and go and get two or three, it's going to be tight. Northampton are going to get their moments in the game as we know they've got threats. But we need the fans to really get behind and stick with us, as I'm sure they will." Cheltenham look set to be without defender Michael Hector after he sustained a rib injury early in the second half of the first leg and was taken to hospital. Billy Jones replaced Hector at Sixfields, with Keith Lowe switching to centre-half, leaving Yates with a possible selection dilemma. Striker Paul Benson returned to the starting line-up at Northampton following an ankle injury and lasted the full 90 minutes, so is expected to resume alongside Byron Harrison. The first-leg win was Northampton's first in seven attempts over the Robins, who completed a league double this season, but they will be fully aware that they have failed to match their impressive home record on their travels this term. Thursday's narrow victory was the club's 12th in their last 13 matches on home soil but they have managed just four league wins on the road this season and only two this calendar year - meaning they tie remains finely balanced. Boss Boothroyd said: "We've given ourselves a good chance against a good team in the second leg. "We've worked so hard and played so well (in the first leg) that you want to finish it off, but Cheltenham will still fancy their chances. "The second leg of a play-off you know what you've got to do, you know what it's all about and we think we can go and score at any place, we've proved we can do that. "We've got to make sure we keep very, very solid because we'll get an onslaught and we'll have to be able to deal with it." He added: "The tie's wide open, it's only half-time and we've got to make sure we go there and get a very good result." Northampton skipper Kelvin Langmead and Clive Platt could return to play some part. Defender Langmead returned to the bench for the 1-0 first-leg win after being sidelined since the end of March with a knee injury. Striker Platt (calf) had missed the previous three games before also being named among the substitutes on Thursday night and both players will be hoping to feature. Winger Ishmel Demontagnac lasted 76 minutes in the first leg after returning from a hamstring injury and will be monitored, while leading goalscorer Adebayo Akinfenwa and winger Chris Hackett played key roles for the Cobblers having been rested in recent matches.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

Formation: 451Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Northampton

  • Scott Brown
  • Keith Lowe
  • Michael Hector
  • Steve Elliott
  • Sido Jombati
  • Jermaine McGlashan
  • Marlon Pack
  • Russell Penn
  • Sam Deering
  • Darryl Duffy
  • Paul Benson
  • SUBS
  • Connor Roberts
  • Billy Jones
  • Darren Carter
  • Shaun Harrad
  • Kaid Mohamed
  • Jason Taylor
  • Byron Harrison

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