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Northampton Town 3-0 York City

Brendan Moloney
Brendan Moloney joined Northampton from Yeovil in January

York City dropped to within a point of the relegation zone as Northampton ran out comfortable winners at Sixfields.

Chris Hackett fired the Cobblers ahead in the fourth minute, finding space inside the box to beat Bobby Olejnik.

Brendan Moloney added a second as he slotted home from the edge of the box for his first goal for the club.

Marc Richards saw a penalty saved for the hosts after Ricky Holmes was fouled, but Ivan Toney added a late third with a stunning strike.

Northampton rise to 10th, still eight points from the play-offs, while York have now picked up one win from their last nine League Two games.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v York

"There were really good performances all over the pitch and I'm really enjoying watching my team.

"The full-backs were really good today and they gave us the license to go forward. It was a team effort full of quality.

"I want us to take the handbrake off, I want us to attack and to entertain. We just want to keep our season alive."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

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Wilcox on Northampton v York City

"I've got to be careful what I say, I'm raging at the moment.

"You feel you've turned the corner and we can move forward up the league and we produce that.

"I feel sorry for the supporters, who have travelled a long way and spent a lot of money. Apologies to them for that showing.

"The story of the game today was individual errors and it's cost us the game."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Collins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 3Horwood
  • 19D'Ath
  • 21TaylorBooked at 41mins
  • 25ByromSubstituted forCarterat 76'minutes
  • 26HolmesBooked at 56mins
  • 11HackettBooked at 37minsSubstituted forToneyat 67'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Bodin
  • 13Snedker
  • 24Toney
  • 30McWilliams
  • 33Newey
  • 34Clifton

York

  • 31Olejnik
  • 2McCoySubstituted forDe Girolamoat 56'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 28Benning
  • 10Penn
  • 17HallidayBooked at 44mins
  • 29Sinclair
  • 7Coulson
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forMeikleat 83'minutes
  • 9Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 5McCombe
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,694

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamYork
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, York City 0.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Diego De Girolamo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Diego De Girolamo (York City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, York City 0. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darren Carter.

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

Foul by Stéphane Zubar (York City).

Attempt blocked. Diego De Girolamo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Lindon Meikle (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Malvind Benning (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lindon Meikle replaces Josh Carson.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Matt Duke.

Attempt saved. Diego De Girolamo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Malvind Benning (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Darren Carter replaces Joel Byrom.

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Stéphane Zubar (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Emile Sinclair.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Penalty saved! Marc Richards (Northampton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Northampton Town. Ricky Holmes draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Malvind Benning (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Chris Hackett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32197646281864
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Northampton32135145142944
11Morecambe32128123432244
12Wimbledon31128114342144
13Exeter331110124348-543
14Portsmouth311010113635140
15Accrington31124154051-1140
16Cambridge31107144644237
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere31810133238-634
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
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