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Northampton Town 2-3 Plymouth Argyle

Lewis Alessandra
Lewis Alessandra's goal took his total for Plymouth this season to seven

Promotion-chasing Plymouth held off a late Northampton fight-back to secure an away victory.

The visitors took the lead when Peter Hartley headed in before Andy Kellett doubled their advantage with a finish from inside the area.

Plymouth made it 3-0 when Lewis Alessandra struck from 12 yards.

Substitute Ivan Toney pulled one back before Stewart Murdoch's long-range strike set up a tense finish, but Plymouth held on.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Plymouth

"The last 10 minutes can't paper over the cracks. There's a lot of hard work needed.

"I've made players available for loan and I'd be worried if I was some of them, because there have been hardly any enquiries.

"I think sometimes I've been too nice to this group of players. They will all be in tomorrow at 8am."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 5Langmead
  • 6Collins
  • 17Robertson
  • 11HackettSubstituted forSinclairat 45'minutes
  • 32Murdoch
  • 4CarterBooked at 81mins
  • 23MohamedSubstituted forToneyat 45'minutes
  • 30BanksSubstituted forD'Athat 56'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 2Alfei
  • 3Horwood
  • 7Sinclair
  • 16Diamond
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 19D'Ath
  • 24Toney

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 28O'Connor
  • 29HartleyBooked at 24mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 4Cox
  • 17Reid
  • 11BlizzardSubstituted forNorburnat 39'minutes
  • 13Kellett
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBantonat 70'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forHarveyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 14Harvey
  • 24Allen
  • 25Bentley
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,318

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay in match Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Langmead (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 3. Stewart Murdoch (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 3. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Reuben Reid.

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle).

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 3. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Northampton Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Oliver Banks.

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2112363023739
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Plymouth20104625131234
6Newport209743021934
7Exeter219753026434
8Southend2010462219334
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Accrington209293134-329
12Cambridge208483124728
13Wimbledon207672729-227
14Portsmouth207582425-126
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21York2031072026-619
22Tranmere2046102026-618
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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