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Northampton Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Northampton midfielder Luke Norris

Luke Norris fired home an injury-time free-kick as League Two's bottom club Northampton ended Fleetwood's run of four successive wins.

The hosts were on top in the first half but Fleetwood's David Ball went closest when he hit the post from 12 yards.

Ball went off injured before the break and his replacement Jon Parkin made a clumsy challenge in the 90th minute to give the Cobblers a late chance to win.

And Norris curled over the wall to grab a first league victory in five games.

But Northampton remain bottom of the standings, while Fleetwood drop from top to fourth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

Aidy Boothroyd

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Post-match: Northampton boss Boothroyd

"I've seen Fleetwood a couple of times and they're top of the league for a reason.

"But I thought our work ethic and willingness to want to get out of the trouble we're in was fantastic today. I'm really, really pleased.

"We deserved what we got. We played very, very well. I'm delighted for our supporters because we haven't had many wins like that.

"We've beaten the top of the league now, so there's no more excuses."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Widdowson
  • 32Ferdinand
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-DoumbeBooked at 32mins
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDallasat 45'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 25Blyth
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 90+2'minutes
  • 19EmertonSubstituted forDemontagnacat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Demontagnac
  • 8Morris
  • 16Hooper
  • 17Deegan
  • 21McNamara
  • 29Dallas

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 15McLaughlinBooked at 77mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 8Schumacher
  • 6Pond
  • 16Cresswell
  • 7EvansSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forBlairat 56'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forParkinat 34'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 90mins
  • 11J Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 17Blair
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 33Lucas
Referee:
Garry Sutton
Attendance:
4,076

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces Luke Norris.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Attempt blocked. Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Gareth Evans.

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Paul Reid.

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd168531229
2Chesterfield16853929
3Rochdale16925529
4Fleetwood16916928
5Southend16826626
6Newport16754526
7Dag & Red16754426
8Morecambe16745125
9Wimbledon16736224
10Exeter16736124
11Burton16736024
12Scunthorpe16664-224
13Wycombe15636221
14Hartlepool16637021
15Mansfield16565-221
16Portsmouth15555-320
17Cheltenham16556-520
18Plymouth16547-519
19York16457-317
20Bristol Rovers16367-615
21Bury16358-414
22Accrington16358-814
23Torquay16358-1014
24Northampton16349-813
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