Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd was satisfied with a point after seeing his side draw 1-1 against Cheltenham.
These two teams met in last season's play-off semi-final but both clubs have fallen well short this time.
Cobblers lost at Rochdale in midweek but earned a draw when Lee Norris cancelled out Byron Harrison's opener to deny Cheltenham back-to-back wins after the Robins saw off Morecambe on Tuesday.
Boothroyd said: "We didn't play very well, we showed flashes of things but nowhere near enough and the first half was poor.
"We relied on a fumble from them, an error that we forced them into, for our goal but you couldn't ever really say we deserved to be in front in the game.
"It wasn't great but we'll play worse than that and win, we're digging out results at the moment but I'm sure we'll start creating chances soon.
"We found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on Tuesday at Rochdale and today we've managed to get back into the game after not playing very well. Clearly there is still work to do but slowly we're getting there and a point today is another one on the table."