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Northampton see off Robins to reach play-off final

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05 May 2013 21:17:04

Northampton see off Robins to reach play-off final

Two individual moments of brilliance in 14 first-half minutes earned Northampton a 1-0 win and a place in the npower League Two play-off final against Bradford at Wembley.

First goalkeeper and man of the match Lee Nicholls kept their 1-0 lead from Thursday's first leg intact with a fine save to keep out Marlon Pack's 14th-minute penalty before a long-range thunderbolt from Luke Guttridge put them in control.

And despite Cheltenham's best efforts, they never really threatened a memorable comeback until Kaid Mohamed's header crashed off the crossbar with 14 minutes remaining as the visitors registered a 2-0 aggregate victory and with it, moved a step closer to a return to the third tier after four seasons.


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