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Northampton Town 4-5 Accrington Stanley

Northampton 4-5 Accrington
Sean Maguire made it 5-2 to Accrington

Accrington held off a late Northampton fightback as John Coleman won a remarkable first game back in charge.

Coleman returned for a second spell this week and saw his side take the lead through Robert Atkinson's header.

Marc Richards levelled for the Cobblers with another header before Stanley went 4-1 up, Atkinson heading in again and John O'Sullivan scoring twice.

Cobblers sub Ivan Toney poked home before Sean Maguire made it 5-2, only for Toney and Darren Carter to reply.

The run of five goals in the last 15 minutes meant that there were 15 goals at Sixfields in four days, after Chris Wilder's side had beaten Hartlepool 5-1 in League Two in midweek.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 21Archer
  • 2AlfeiSubstituted forTozerat 79'minutes
  • 6Collins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 17RobertsonSubstituted forCarterat 79'minutes
  • 11Hackett
  • 25Byrom
  • 26Watson
  • 23Mohamed
  • 19D'AthSubstituted forToneyat 56'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 10O'Toole
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney

Accrington

  • 26Lumley
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 24Proctor
  • 4Joyce
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forHatfieldat 81'minutes
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forMcCartanat 90+2'minutes
  • 11NaismithBooked at 90mins
  • 14CarverSubstituted forWindassat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 15Mingoia
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,731

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5.

Booking

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Sean Maguire.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Accrington Stanley 5. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kaid Mohamed.

Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 5. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kal Naismith.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces John O'Sullivan.

Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Darren Carter replaces Gregor Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Daniel Alfei.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 4. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gregor Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 4. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Marcus Carver because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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