Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cheltenham Town will be looking to defend their two-goal lead in the tie against Northampton when the two teams face each other at Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Monday evening. The Robins proved their worth in the first leg, but they can’t afford any complacency in the return leg. A man to watch in the home team will be Conor Thomas, who scored his seventh goal of the season in the 2-0 win over Northampton.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Cheltenham Town, meaning that the hosts will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. Despite failing to convert a penalty in the first leg, Ryan Watson will be the man to keep an eye on in the away team. Anyhow, Cheltenham Town are more of a team than Northampton, and we predict that they are going to make it to the League Two playoffs final without any difficulties.
Highlighted Player (Rohan Ince):
Rohan Ince is a professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a defensive midfielder. Born in Whitechapel, England on November 8, 1992, Ince started his football development at the Chelsea football academy.
However, despite signing a professional contract with the Blues, he did not see any game action at senior level. After playing for the Chelsea reserve set-up from 2010 to 2013, he moved to Brighton in the winter of 2013. Rohan Ince made 72 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, and he played for the likes of Fulham, Swindon Town, and Bury on loan as well before joining Cheltenham Town in 2019.
The 191-cm tall defensive midfielder made his League two debut with the Robins in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient on August 3, 2019. His primary position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Rohan Ince has dual citizenship (England/Jamaica).
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.