Cheltenham 0-3 Northampton (agg 2-3): Cobblers reach play-off final

Cheltenham 0-3 Northampton (agg 2-3): Cobblers book League Two play-off final with Exeter as Callum Morton scores twice to help visitors complete remarkable second-leg turnaround

  • Northampton reached the League Two play-off final after a 3-0 second-leg win 
  • The Cobblers had a two-goal deficit to overturn from the first leg on Thursday 
  • Vadaine Oliver scored after eight minutes to put Northampton back in the tie 
  • Callum Morton levelled the tie just before the hour with a scramble in the box
  • Morton capitalised on a defensive error to complete a remarkable turnaround 

Northampton Town secured a League Two play-off final place against Exeter City after they overturned a two-goal deficit to secure a 3-2 aggregate win against Cheltenham Town.

Trailing 2-0 on aggregate from the first leg, Northampton set out with a point to prove and Vadaine Oliver’s header halved the deficit after just eight minutes to change the mood in the tie.

The Cobblers’ intensity continued in the second half and levelled the tie just before the hour mark when a corner found a number of heads in the box before Callum Morton nodded it home. The turnaround was complete when the West Brom loanee capitalised on a defensive error to turn in Michael Harriman’s effort which had hit the post.

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Northampton reached the League Two play-off final after a 3-2 aggregate win vs Cheltenham

Callum Morton scored twice for Northampton to help his team complete the turnaround




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Vadaine Oliver’s header  halved the aggregate deficit for Northampton after just eight minutes

Alan McCormack was out to battle for every ball in a bright first half for the trailing visitors

First-leg goalscorer Charlie Raglan battles with tonight’s Morton at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium

Keith Curle’s men set out with a point to prove in front of Cheltenham’s cardboard cut-out fans

Morton capitalised on a defensive error to complete a stunning turnaround for the Cobblers




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