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Northampton Town 0-2 York City

Goals from Ryan Bowman and Wes Fletcher sealed victory for York at Northampton, who remained four points adrift at the bottom of League Two.

The Cobblers started well as Darren Carter shot wide, Antonio German headed wide and Ishmel Demontagnac had his low drive saved.

But York broke the deadlock when Bowman headed home Josh Carson's cross.

They doubled their lead from the spot after Kevin Amankwaah impeded Michael Coulson and Fletcher converted.

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Post-match: Cobblers caretaker Andy King

Northampton Town caretaker manager Andy King told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We lost a game we needed to win. There was nice, neat football in the first half, in a deadpan game.

"We tried to up the tempo in the second half and create chances and we didn't do that.

"I just felt there wasn't the edge and the urgency there. They didn't look the same bunch.

"Too many of them were off the pace."

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"We managed the game very well. We kept playing decent football and we got the all-important second goal.

"It's something to build on. It's nothing to get excited about.

"There's a hell of a long way to go. We want to push on but to get there there's a lot of hard work to go in."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2AmankwaahSubstituted forHarriottat 74'minutes
  • 23McGinty
  • 4Carter
  • 12TozerBooked at 35mins
  • 6Collins
  • 32Blair
  • 17Deegan
  • 25German
  • 29HopeSubstituted forMoyoat 71'minutes
  • 7DemontagnacSubstituted forEmertonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Snedker
  • 16Hooper
  • 18Reid
  • 19Emerton
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 26Harriott

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 2OyebanjoBooked at 85mins
  • 3Davies
  • 14Montrose
  • 5McGurkBooked at 32mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 12Carson
  • 10Penn
  • 19Bowman
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forJarvisat 86'minutesSubstituted forPlattat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 11Jarvis
  • 16Fyfield
  • 17McDonald
  • 18Platt
  • 20Allan
  • 25Dickinson
  • 37Reed
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
4,448

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamYork
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, York City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, York City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Tom Platt replaces Ryan Jarvis because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Wes Fletcher.

Attempt saved. Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Booking

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Antonio German (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Antonio German (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

Foul by Danny Emerton (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Harriott replaces Kevin Amankwaah.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. David Moyo replaces Hallam Hope.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, York City 2. Wes Fletcher (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty York City. Michael Coulson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, York City 1. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Carson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Attempt missed. Danny Emerton (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Danny Emerton replaces Ishmel Demontagnac because of an injury.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Northampton Town).

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Lee Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Northampton Town).

David McGurk (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by David McGurk.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, York City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, York City 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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