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Northampton Town 0-2 Carlisle United

Carlisle boosted their League Two survival hopes with an impressive win at play-off hopefuls Northampton.

After a goalless first half, Jason Kennedy put the visitors ahead when he slotted in Kyle Dempsey's square ball.

Dempsey soon doubled the advantage with a header from David Amoo's cross.

The Cobblers' best chances saw James Gray's header saved by Dan Hanford and Brendon Moloney firing over the bar as they suffered their second defeat in three league games.

It means Chris Wilder's side are now four points off a play-off place while Carlisle move three points clear of the relegation zone.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Carlisle

"It's a below par performance from us. We didn't have our usual zip.

"They were happy to sit deep and we needed to have more quality in the final third. They've hit us on the break with two quick goals.

"However, we've had some good news that Ricky Holmes won't require an operation on his injury. We'll evaluate when he can come back."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 36Cresswell
  • 6CollinsSubstituted forBodinat 74'minutes
  • 33NeweyBooked at 66mins
  • 11Hackett
  • 21Taylor
  • 4CarterSubstituted forByromat 76'minutes
  • 19D'Ath
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forToneyat 70'minutes
  • 14Gray

Substitutes

  • 7Bodin
  • 16Diamond
  • 17Perry
  • 24Toney
  • 25Byrom
  • 28Warburton
  • 42Jalal

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 31YoungBooked at 75mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 2Grainger
  • 18Brough
  • 7AmooSubstituted forThirlwellat 81'minutes
  • 4Kennedy
  • 35CorrySubstituted forPaynterat 64'minutes
  • 16PottsBooked at 83mins
  • 22Dempsey
  • 25AsamoahSubstituted forRiggat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Buddle
  • 9Paynter
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 21Rigg
  • 24Spiegel
  • 26Wyke
  • 34Griffith
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
3,682

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Carlisle United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Carlisle United 2.

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Booking

Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Newey (Northampton Town).

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Paul Thirlwell replaces David Amoo.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town).

Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Joel Byrom replaces Darren Carter.

Booking

Matt Young (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Billy Paynter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Bodin replaces Lee Collins.

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

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Carlisle United 2. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Amoo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Carlisle United 1. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey with a cross.

Booking

Tom Newey (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Newey (Northampton Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Billy Paynter replaces Paul Corry.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Steven Rigg replaces Derek Asamoah.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Shrewsbury37208954282668
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury371971148361264
5Southend361711843331062
6Luton371610114334958
7Stevenage37169125245757
8Newport37169124342157
9Plymouth371681342281456
10Northampton37165165547853
11Exeter371312124951-251
12Portsmouth371213124441349
13Wimbledon371310144849-149
14Morecambe37139153942-348
15Dag & Red37137174551-646
16Mansfield37129163245-1345
17Accrington37136184561-1645
18Cambridge371110165151043
19Oxford Utd371013143843-543
20Carlisle37124214461-1740
21York37716143543-837
22Tranmere37910183950-1137
23Cheltenham37813163453-1937
24Hartlepool3796222857-2933
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