Northampton Town will take a single goal advantage into the second leg of the League Two promotion play-offs.
The Cobblers beat Cheltenham 1-nil with a 26th minute goal from Roy O'Donovan.
The return leg is being played on Sunday with a play-off final at Wembley on 18 May at stake.
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Norwich City's latest arrival, Johann Elmander says he can't wait to get started in his second spell in the Premier League.
Man-of-the-match David Willey led Northamptonshire to 102-run victory over Surrey in the T20 final in Edgbaston, Birmingham.