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Northampton Town 1-1 Southend United

Northampton battled to a draw against high-flying Southend to earn their first League Two points since November.

The visitors took the lead when Barry Corr caught out Matt Duke at his near post with a low shot and Shaquile Coulthirst forced the ball home.

Debutant Ricky Holmes was denied by keeper Daniel Bentley before Marc Richards crossed for Lawson D'Ath to head in the equaliser.

Southend finished with 10 men after Luke Prosser earned a second booking.

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Knill on Northampton v Southend

Northampton Town assistant manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I think Southend are one of the better sides in the league, but I didn't think we looked too far away from them.

"It's not often you get a standing ovation for a draw. Credit to the players and the subs, they all contributed.

"We just need to keep the players fit now. We're hopeful that Gregor Robertson and Zander Diamond will return next week at Exeter"

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 36CresswellBooked at 31mins
  • 6Collins
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 50mins
  • 19D'AthSubstituted forHackettat 90'minutes
  • 21Taylor
  • 25ByromBooked at 38mins
  • 26HolmesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMohamedat 84'minutes
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forSinclairat 57'minutes
  • 9RichardsBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 5Langmead
  • 7Sinclair
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 23Mohamed

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 31mins
  • 6ProsserBooked at 90mins
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18LeonardBooked at 79mins
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forWorrallat 74'minutes
  • 19Payne
  • 10Corr
  • 17CoulthirstSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 28Williams
  • 30Bridge
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,587

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Southend United 1.

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Luke Prosser (Southend United).

Hand ball by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Worrall (Southend United).

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Corr.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kaid Mohamed replaces Ricky Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luke Prosser (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Michael Timlin.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Southend United 1. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc Richards.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Collins.

Attempt blocked. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Lee Collins.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24138338201847
2Burton24144633231046
3Shrewsbury24135633161744
4Newport24127535251043
5Luton23126528171142
6Southend2411762420440
7Plymouth24115829171238
8Bury2411493530537
9Exeter2510783333037
10Stevenage2410593331235
11Morecambe24104102523234
12Wimbledon239683331233
13Accrington23103103437-333
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd2477102631-528
17Cheltenham2477102233-1128
18York2451272628-227
19Mansfield2376101828-1027
20Northampton2474133438-425
21Dag & Red2474132636-1025
22Carlisle2473142945-1624
23Tranmere2357112330-722
24Hartlepool2435161643-2714
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