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Reaction: Thomas on Northampton

30 December 2019

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Conor Thomas' early penalty in the 1-1 draw at Northampton Town on Sunday saw him become the final Cheltenham Town goal scorer of the decade and the midfielder was pleased to take a point away from the trip to the Cobblers.

His early effort from 12-yards put the Robins on the front foot early on at the PTS Academy Stadium, however Northampton hit back a short time before the interval to level.

They couldn't add to their tally in the second period despite putting pressure on the Cheltenham goal and Thomas praised his side's defensive showing given the number of long and direct balls Michael Duff's charges were forced to defend.

"We knew what to expect from them, they play very direct and I'm sure you could see from the side that we had to fight and scrap," he said.

"We always knew it was going to be a difficult game so a point away from home isn't a bad result.

"Different teams have different styles of playing so we had to do both sides of the game.

"With the way they play we had to be careful really. If we were to just sit in we would be inviting pressure all day.

"When we did get it to Broomy (Ryan Broom) and Sheafy (Max Sheaf) we did think we could cause them problems.

"The back five were really good today. They've had to defend a lot of long balls and done their job so credit to them."

Watch the full interview with Thomas for free above on iFollow.

Next up for Thomas and his Cheltenham teammates is a visit to Newport County AFC on New Year's Day.

Tickets and away travel for the short trip to Rodney Parade are on sale from the ticket office on Monday up to 3pm. Tickets are otherwise available to purchase at Newport on matchday.


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