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CHELTENHAM TOWN 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Cheltenham Town 2 Northampton Town 0 - the match report

23 July 2022

PRE-SEASON FIXTURE
Saturday July 30th, 3.00pm

CHELTENHAM TOWN 2
Alfie May 34'
Dan Nlundulu 43'

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Attendance: 781 (105 Cobblers fans)

Cheltenham: Luke Southwood, Seán Long, Ben Williams (sub James Taylor 83'), Charlie Raglan (sub Caleb Taylor 62'), Lewis Freestone, Liam Sercombe, Dan Nlundulu, Alfie May (sub Charlie Brown 62'), George Lloyd (sub Ryan Jackson 62'), Elliot Bonds, Taylor Perry.
Subs not used: Tom Bradbury, Ellis Chapman, Dan Adshead, Reece Hutchinson, Shaun MacDonald, Grant Horton, Dylan Barkers.

Cobblers: Lee Burge, Ryan Haynes (sub Sam Hoskins 61'), Jack Sowerby (sub Peter Abimbola 84'), Jon Guthrie, Sam Sherring, Louis Appéré (sub trialist 74'), Danny Hylton (sub Liam Cross 83'), Mitch Pinnock, Ali Koiki, Shaun McWilliams, Akin Odimayo.
Subs not used: Jonny Maxted, Harvey Lintott, Trialist, Max Dyche.

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Booked:
Cheltenham: none
Cobblers: none

Sent off:
Cheltenham: none
Cobblers: none

Northampton Town’s pre-season schedule concluded on Saturday with a trip to League 1 side Cheltenham Town.

The Cobblers started brightly at The Completely-Suzuki Stadium and having already had an appeal for a penalty turned down, the referee did point to the spot on ten minutes when Danny Hylton was bundled over in the area.

Hylton stepped up to take the penalty himself but his spot-kick struck the post in a reprieve for Cheltenham who had the woodwork to thank again a few minutes later when Louis Appéré saw his shot from the edge of the area also come back off the post.

Having survived those two chances Cheltenham took the lead on 34 minutes through Alfie May who cut inside and fired a fine strike into the far corner.

Ryan Haynes saw a shot deflected behind as the Cobblers looked to respond while Ben Williams headed over for the Robins who doubled their lead just before half-time, Dan N'Lundulu with a sharp strike on the turn to beat Lee Burge.

Sam Sherring made a good block to deny goalscorer N'Lundulu at the start of the second half, the Southampton loanee prevented from getting a clear strike on goal.

The Cobblers first change saw Sam Hoskins replace Haynes before Mitch Pinnock went close to pulling a goal back for Jon Brady’s side, driving a shot narrowly wide after latching onto a loose ball.

Liam Cross and Peter Abimbola came on for the final few minutes with Brady giving some more game time to some of the Cobblers youngsters as pre-season drew to a close.

CHELTENHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 8
CORNERS: (0) 3
FOULS: (7) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 2
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (8) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2


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