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Northampton Town 1 Cheltenham Town 1 - the match report

29 December 2019

Sunday December 29th, 3.00pm      
PTS Academy Stadium

Jordan Turnbull 38

Conor Thomas 3 pen 

Attendance: 5,090 (367 away supporters)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Charlie Goode, Jordan Turnbull, Scott Wharton, Michael Harriman, Nicky Adams, Sam Hoskins (sub Scott Pollock 88), Ryan Watson, Paul Anderson, Vadaine Oliver, Andy Williams
Subs not used: Steve Arnold, Matt Warburton, Reece Hall-Johnson, Joe Martin, Chris Lines, Billy Waters
Cheltenham:  Scott Flinders, Sean Long, Chris Hussey, Ben Tozer, Charlie Raglan, Conor Thomas, Ryan Broom, Max Sheaf (sub Alex Addai 66), George Lloyd (sub Tahvon Campbell 81), Jake Doyle-Hayes (sub Rohan Ince 31), Jacob Greaves
Subs not used: Chris Clements, Will Boyle, Josh Debayo, Rhys Lovett

Referee: Martin Coy

Cobblers: Jordan Turnbull (2, 7th of the season), Sam Hoskins (14, 5th)
Cheltenham: Jacob Greaves (55), Max Sheaf (58), Alex Addai (90)

10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
Cheltenham: Alex Addai (90)

Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.

Cheltenham Town were the final visitors of 2019 to the PTS Academy Stadium with the Cobblers looking to bounce back from defeat at Crawley on Boxing Day.

Harry Smith (ankle) and Shaun McWilliams (knee) were both unavailable after being stretchered off late on in that game with Keith Curle making five changes, including a return in goal for David Cornell. Andy Williams, Vadaine Oliver, Paul Anderson and Michael Harriman also all came into the side while former Cobbler Ben Tozer captained the Robins who went into the game just one point and two places above the Cobblers in the table.

Before kick-off there was a period of applause to remember those who sadly passed away over the previous few months with tributes also shown on the big screen.

As the final Cobblers game of the decade got under way, Conor Thomas put Cheltenham in front from the penalty spot early on with Jordan Turnbull booked for bringing down George Lloyd.

Williams, on the volley, went close to an equaliser after a good knock down from Oliver while the Cobblers had their own appeals for a penalty turned down when Sam Hoskins went down in the area.

Jordan Turnbull had the Cobblers back on level terms before half-time, stabbing home from close range after Scott Flinders could only parry a Nicky Adams free-kick to Oliver and his flick back into the danger area set up the equaliser.

Paul Anderson was denied by a last-ditch challenge from a Cheltenham defender before Charlie Goode fired over on the follow-up at the start of the second half.

The Cobblers were probing and it needed a terrific save from Flinders to keep out a Watson drive while Williams curled a shot against the post.

Watson made an important challenge after Alex Addai cut the ball back to Sean Long in a rare foray forward from the visitors in the second half before the Cobblers again went close, Hoskins finding the side netting.

For the second time in the afternoon the Cobblers appeals for a penalty were turned down when Williams went over in the area in stoppage time but despite pressing hard for a winner Keith Curle’s side had to settle for a point while Cheltenham ended the game with ten men after Alex Addai was sent off for raising his hands to Charlie Goode.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (0) 1         
FOULS: (4) 6        

CHELTENHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (1) 1 
FOULS: (10) 18


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Cheltenham Town ticket details

28 December 2019

Tickets for Sunday's game against Cheltenham Town at the PTS Academy Stadium (3pm kick off) are now on sale from the ticket office and

Tickets remain on sale and they will be available on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of arrival via

On Sunday, please visit the main ticket office if you are looking to purchase tickets on arrival.

If collecting pre-ordered match tickets, please visit the ticket point opposite the main entrance. 

Please note that season tickets and other match tickets are also on sale, but for the hour before kick off the ticket office will be selling Cheltenham Town match tickets only. We are expected to be very busy so if collecting tickets, please arrive early!

Remember, you can beat the queues by buying match tickets via and printing your tickets at home!

As part of increased security measures, a 100% search policy will be in operation. Because of this, supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible. Turnstiles will be open from 1.15pm.

A win isn't the only aim on Sunday, making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

Northampton Town have been working closely with the police and the EFL to review security. Now we are asking you to do your bit.

It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:
• Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks 
• Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground 
• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away 
• If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999 
• In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them 
• If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile 
• Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles 
• Once you are safe, follow Northamptonshire Police on Twitter for updates

POLITE NOTICE: Supporters are reminded that only food and drink purchased within the stadium should be consumed on the stadium premises please. Thank you.

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