Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Northampton Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town
Luke Norris scored his third goal in three games to give struggling Northampton a point against Cheltenham.
The Robins took an early lead when good work down the right by Sam Deering ended with him cutting back for Byron Harrison to score.
Norris capitalised on a defensive mix up to level just before the break.
Harrison hooked a close range effort just off target before home keeper Matt Duke saved from Terry Gornell and Troy Brown to preserve a point.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We didn't play very well today. We showed flashes but nowhere near enough.
"We relied on an error from them, that we pushed them into, but you can't say we deserved to be ahead. In the second half, we relied on Matt Duke to keep us in it.
"There was a lot of energy spent, emotionally and physically, on Tuesday night (against Rochdale).
"Having said that, had our final ball been better, we could've won it. I don't think we deserved to win it but I don't think we deserved to lose it, either. It was very important we didn't get beaten."
Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I thought we were brilliant today, it's a disappointment we didn't win but there are a lot of positives to take from the game.
"It was vitally important that we got something from the game, we're all disappointed that it's only one point.
"I knew there was more to come from us; I wanted us to really grab the game by the scruff and neck. It wasn't it our intention to coast, it was just one of those games where it was too easy for us at one stage.
"We were superb, the support behind the goal was really good, I think they showed a lot of togetherness and quality but we're just disappointed."
- 17DeeganBooked at 31minsSubstituted forTozerat 61'minutes
- 33NorrisSubstituted forDemontagnacat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 25NobleSubstituted forCuretonat 75'minutes
- 4TaylorBooked at 89mins
- Martin Atkinson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).
Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).
Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matthew Richards.
Attempt blocked. Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Luke Norris.
Attempt missed. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).
Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.