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Cheltenham Town 3-2 Northampton Town

Terry Gornell
Terry Gornell opened the scoring for Cheltenham Town

Transfer-listed striker Terry Gornell's brace helped Cheltenham sink Northampton and end a seven-match winless run in League Two.

Gornell opened the scoring from the floor after his initial effort was blocked, but Joel Byrom equalised after the break with a neat finish.

Gornell headed in from a Matt Richards free-kick and substitute John Marquis made it 3-1 against his old club.

David Moyo set up a tense finish by heading in but the Robins held on.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Yates on Cheltenham v Northampton

"It was a massive win, we needed three points. We needed the players to show a bit of spirit and character and we got that.

"They'll be up there at the end of the season, fighting for those play-off spots and we've beaten them.

"Every time Eusebio got the ball he was threat for us, and we created some really great chances in the first half."

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Wilder on Cheltenham v Northampton

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I don't understand how up and down we can be with our quality at the top of the pitch, especially with our final pass.

"But we can't give away daft free-kicks. We're chasing the game and we're naïve - we have ability but we're too up and down with it and that concerns me.

"I don't want to do consolidation (this season). We want to aim to get out of the league."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 5Brown
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forDeamanat 26'minutes
  • 6Elliott
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 29BancessiSubstituted forHanksat 81'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forMarquisat 71'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 26Marquis
  • 28De Vita

Northampton

  • 21Archer
  • 2AlfeiBooked at 77mins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 17Robertson
  • 30Stevens
  • 11HackettSubstituted forMohamedat 45'minutes
  • 25Byrom
  • 18RavenhillBooked at 33minsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 82'minutes
  • 19D'Ath
  • 24Toney
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forMoyoat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 4Carter
  • 5Langmead
  • 10O'Toole
  • 12Tozer
  • 20Moyo
  • 23Mohamed
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
2,447

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 2.

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 2. David Moyo (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 3, Northampton Town 1. John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

John Marquis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Richard Ravenhill.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Eusebio Bancessi.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Northampton Town 1. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Richards.

Booking

Daniel Alfei (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town).

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. John Marquis replaces Byron Harrison.

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Gregor Robertson.

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Moyo (Northampton Town).

Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe138411981128
2Bury1382323111226
3Burton138141615125
4Luton13733149524
5Plymouth13715148622
6Morecambe137151612422
7Shrewsbury136341610621
8Southend136341311221
9Newport135441613319
10Cheltenham135441313019
11Cambridge135352315818
12Northampton135352219318
13Wimbledon135352021-118
14Portsmouth134541112-117
15Stevenage135261619-317
16Mansfield135261216-417
17Exeter134451417-316
18Accrington135171824-616
19Dag & Red134271621-514
20Oxford Utd133461318-513
21Carlisle133371522-712
22Hartlepool13328820-1211
23York131751118-710
24Tranmere132381118-79
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