Date: Sunday 5 May, 2013
Competition: npower League Two play-off semi-final (second leg)
Aggregate: Cheltenham 0-1 Northampton
Venue: Abbey Business Stadium
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Tickets for this crunch match v. Northampton are still available to buy although seating is now extremely limited. Terracing tickets will be available on the turnstiles which open at 5.30pm. The ticket office is closed on Saturday so we recommend using our online ticket office.
If the scores are level at 90 minutes then the match will move into extra time with two halves of 15 minutes. If the scores still remain level after that point then there will be a penalty shoot-out to determine the team who will progress to Wembley. Away goals do not count in play-off competition.
Live On Sky Sports
Sunday's play-off semi-final second leg will be shown live on Sky Sports if you can't make it to the game.
Northampton Sold Out
The allocation given to Northampton Town has sold out and away tickets will not be available on the day of the game. Northampton fans without a tickets are advised not to travel. The sold out allocation also means that flags will not be able to be put up in the stand so please do not bring any.
Chip Shop Boys Live
The UK's number one rock and pop covers band, 'The Chip Shop Boys', will be performing live before kick off and at half time.
Chip Shop Boys To Perform
There will be NO parking at the Abbey Business Stadium on Sunday. The car park is now full and Sky Sports have of course taken much of the room.
Park & Ride
The FREE matchday park and ride service will operate as normal between Cheltenham Racecourse Park & Ride & the Off Licence located near the junction of Whaddon Road and Prestbury Road (250 metres from ground). Two buses will be running from 5.20pm and will then run at 5.40 and 6.00. The buses will again be available following full time.
Park & Ride
Buy tickets online
The online ticket facility is the best way if grabbing your tickets ahead of the big game with the ticket office shut until Sunday. Seating tickets are now limited but terracing will be available on the turnstiles.
Cheltenham loan defender Michael Hector is unlikely to feature after badly bruising his ribs in a collision during the first leg defeat at Northampton. Keith Lowe is likely to deputise in his absence and young defender Jack Deaman will likely be named on the bench.
Northampton have no fresh injury problems going into this crunch match and it's likely that Aidy Boothroyd will name an unchanged side despite Clive Platt and Kelvin Langmead being fit again. Alex Nicholls is definitely out injured with a broken leg.
Match officials: Cheltenham Town v Northampton
Andrew Madley - Referee
Barry Holderness - Assistant Referee
Mark Russell - Assistant Referee
Lee Collins - Fourth Official
Robins manager Mark Yates interviewed following the first leg defeat to Northampton
"If we win our home game then we have a chance."
Cheltenham Town: 5th (75 points)
Northampton: 6th (73 points)
Head to Head
Cheltenham Wins 10, Draws 6, Northampton Wins 9
Previous Football League meetings at the Abbey Business Stadium
Monday 1 April, 2013 (npower League Two)
Cheltenham 1 (Elliott 44) Northampton 0
Saturday 3 March, 2012 (npower League Two)
Cheltenham 2 (Duffy pen 76, 90) Northampton 2 (Tozer 20, Akinfenwa 35)
Saturday 9 October, 2010 (League Two)
Cheltenham 1 (Smikle 60) Northampton 0
Saturday 5 December, 2009 (League Two)
Cheltenham 2 (Hayles 22, 30) Northampton 2 (Akinfenwa 23, 47)
Saturday 28 February, 2009 (League One)
Cheltenham 0 Northampton 1 (Crowe 45)
Saturday 29 March, 2008 (League One)
Cheltenham 1 (Gillespie 39) Northampton 1 (Coke 76)
Tuesday 26 September, 2006 (League One)
Cheltenham 0 Northampton 2 (Kirk 67, McGleish pen 83)
Saturday 11 February, 2006 (League Two)
Cheltenham 3 (Guinan 38, Odejayi 45, Melligan pen 71) Northampton 1 (McGleish 90)
Saturday 16 April, 2005 (League Two)
Cheltenham 1 (Spencer 22) Northampton 0
Friday 5 September, 2003 (Division Three)
Cheltenham 4 (Taylor 56, Forsyth pen 76, pen 90, Devaney 90) Northampton 3 (Dudfield 24, 32, Smith pen 73)
Saturday 15 March, 2003 (Division Three)
Cheltenham 1 (Yates 60) Northampton 1 (Harsley 75)
Tuesday 21 March, 2000 (Division Three)
Cheltenham 2 (M. Duff 43, Victory 87) Northampton 1 (Savage 77)
The Robin (issue 30)
The final issue of this season's 'The Robin' goes on sale on Sunday in all four corners of the Abbey Business Stadium. In this issue Marlon Pack dreams of promotion and discusses Northampton ahead of the play-off semi final second leg.
Also in this issue:
- All the information you need on our opponents this weekend;
- The history of the League Two play-offs;
- Scott Brown reveals his gratitude after being named player of the year;
- Paul Baker welcomes the opposition in From the Boardroom;
- Jon Palmer takes another trip down memory lane in another edition of Where Are They Now...
- ...and much, much more.
We will announce the winning number in programme raffle at half-time, so listen out and check the number on the back of your match day magazine to see if you're the lucky winner. If you do miss the number, don't worry - we'll publish it here on www.ctfc.com in the morning. If you are our lucky winner then please contact James Brown on 01242 588103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be live commentary on Robins Player Sunday courtesy of BBC Radio Gloucestershire and you can listen in from 6.30pm.
Can't make the game?
There will be full coverage of the match against Northampton on Robins Player from 6.30pm onwards. Subscribe today from as little as 10p a day and listen to commentary, video interviews and match highlights. As normal there will be full match commentary on Robins Player and a match report plus reaction on www.ctfc.com just after the final whistle at the Abbey Business Stadium. There will also be updates on both Twitter and Facebook throughout the day. Make sure you're following @CTFCofficial on Twitter, or you're a member of our Facebook Fan Page to get the latest word from inside the camp before anyone else.