Northampton Town 1 Cheltenham Town 1 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday Ocotber 26th, 2.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Luke Norris 43
CHELTENHAM TOWN 1
Byron Harrison 9
Attendance: 4,033 (312 away fans)
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Lee Collins, Joe Widdowson, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Paul Reid, Chris Hackett, Stuart Dallas, Gary Deegan (sub Ben Tozer 61), Darren Carter, Ian Morris, Luke Norris (sub Ishmel Demontagnac 84).
Subs not used: Ben McNamara, Danny Emerton, Matty Harriott, Ivan Toney.
Cheltenham: Scott Brown, Keith Lowe, Jason Taylor, Troy Brown, Sam Deering, Byron Harrison, Terry Gornell, Matt Richards, Russell Penn, Sido Jombati, David Noble (sub Jamie Cureton 74)
Subs not used: Connor Roberts, Joe Hanks, Zacahary Kotwica, Craig Braham-Barrett, Harry Williams
Referee: Mr M Atkinson
Cobblers: Gary Deegan (30, 7th of the season), Ishmel Demontagnac (88, 2nd)
Cheltenham: Jason Taylor (88)
5 cautions on or before 31 December; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
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.
Lee Collins replaced Kevin Amankwaah (hamstring) in the only change to the Cobblers side for the early kick-off against Cheltenham.
The Robins took the lead on 9 minutes, Byron Harrison finishing from close range after a cross from Sam Deering.
Harrison then flashed a header just wide on 17 minutes as Cheltenham went close to doubling their early advantage.
Luke Norris equalised on 43 minutes, the on-loan Brentford striker scoring from an acute angle after capitalising on a mix-up in the Cheltenham defence. Scott Brown then saved a curling shot from Darren Carter as the game entered first half stoppage time.
Harrison spurned a good opportunity for the Robins on 53 minutes, missing the target from 8 yards out after being set up by Russell Penn.
Ian Morris fired over before Ben Tozer came on for Gary Deegan in the Cobblers first change. From a Darren Carter flick on Chris Hackett tried an ambitious effort from 25 yards that went over.
With the game opening up, Sam Deering drew a good save from Matt Duke before a quick break from the Cobblers resulted in Hackett firing over. Duke then made another good save at the feet of Harrison.
Jamie Cureton came on for Cheltenham on 74 minutes before Terry Gornell shot straight at Duke.
Ishmel Demontagnac replaced Luke Norris and almost immediately saw a shot deflected behind. Mathias Doumbe then blocked a Cheltenham shot in stoppage time to ensure the points were shared.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 6
CORNERS: (1) 3
FOULS: (5) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 5
CHELTENHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (6) 11
CORNERS: (4) 5
FOULS: (7) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 3
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta.