Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3.
Northampton Town 1-3 Cheltenham Town
Cheltenham claimed just their second victory of the season with a win at Northampton.
Will Boyle's close-range goal in the first half was added to by Conor Thomas and Kelsey Mooney after half-time, with Kevin van Veen's penalty in vain for the home side.
Northampton raced out of the blocks as Sam Hoskins steered an early effort off target and then Van Veen ballooned over from an acute angle.
But Cheltenham took the lead when Johnny Mullins found space from a free-kick and knocked the ball down to Boyle, who tapped in.
The Cobblers levelled just past the hour as Hoskins pounced on a short back pass and drew the foul from goalkeeper Scott Flinders, allowing Van Veen to score from the spot.
But Cheltenham won their own spot-kick when Shay Facey felled Jacob Maddox and Thomas converted, squeezing the ball past David Cornell.
And the Robins had their third soon after as a scramble from a corner allowed Mooney to prod in.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1CornellBooked at 83mins
- 8FoleySubstituted forMcWilliamsat 62'minutes
- 21O'TooleSubstituted forPowellat 45'minutesSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 1FlindersBooked at 61mins
- 20MaddoxSubstituted forTozerat 90+3'minutes
- 19LloydSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
- 29BarnettSubstituted forDukuat 85'minutes
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ben Tozer replaces Jacob Maddox.
Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).
Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).
Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).
Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Tyrone Barnett.
Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).
David Cornell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Northampton Town 1, Cheltenham Town 3. Kelsey Mooney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett following a corner.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Attempt blocked. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.