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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,707) 1st February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Northampton Town Northamptn

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J Cureton (2)

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Northamptn 1

M Blair (76)

Wilder earns first Cobblers point

Last Updated: 01/02/14 6:10pm

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Matty Blair: Earned his new boss a point

Matty Blair: Earned his new boss a point

Matty Blair's second-half strike helped earn League Two basement boys Northampton a 1-1 draw for new boss Chris Wilder at Cheltenham.

The new Cobblers boss could not asked for a worse start to his reign when goalkeeper Matt Duke flapped at Matt Richards' ball over the top, allowing Jamie Cureton to tap home with less than a minute on the clock at the Abbey Business Stadium.

Northampton should have been level soon after when Antonio German went on barnstorming run down the right wing and he picked out Ian Morris on the far side of the box but his effort hit a post.

After a frantic opening 10 minutes both sides started to settle, although German could have levelled for the visitors on the half-hour mark following a mistake from Robins stopper Scott Brown.

Lee Collins came to Northampton's rescue early in the second half after another error from Duke let in Cureton, the Cobblers defender shepherding the ball out.

And Blair duly levelled for the visitors after 76 minutes when he ran to the near post to tuck away new boy Leon McSweeney's right-wing cross.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18