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Northampton Town 3-0 Exeter City

Northampton Town won and kept their third clean sheet of the season against Exeter, who suffered their first loss.

Cobblers had early chances before Jason Taylor scored his first Northampton goal by hitting a volley from 25 yards into the top right-hand corner.

Exeter's David Wheeler had a shot stopped by David Buchanan, before Ryan Cresswell's header doubled the lead.

The Grecians' Troy Brown put a header wide and Marc Richards slotted home at the back post for the Cobblers' third.

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Wilder on Northampton v Exeter

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I didn't think we played well today; we just had the bounce of the ball in the penalty area and our goalkeeper played well.

"Exeter could've got a result here today, we were off the pace and made bad decisions. There were too many stray passes.

"It's a new team and we are still learning, it's a 3-0 win and we are grateful for that but we need to be better."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 12LelanBooked at 35mins
  • 5DiamondSubstituted forMcDonaldat 45'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 15Potter
  • 4Taylor
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHoskinsat 79'minutes
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forHolmesat 54'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 11Holmes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 26Clarke

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 26TillsonSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 39Brown
  • 5McAllisterSubstituted forWoodmanat 73'minutes
  • 11Davies
  • 8OakleyBooked at 49mins
  • 7Harley
  • 22Wheeler
  • 20Nichols
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forHoskinsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Holmes
  • 13Morrison
  • 16Hoskins
  • 19Oyeleke
  • 21Hamon
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,313

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Exeter City 0. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Rod McDonald (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rod McDonald (Northampton Town).

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Craig Woodman replaces Jamie McAllister.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Will Hoskins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town).

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Will Hoskins replaces Alex Nicholls.

Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ricky Holmes replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Booking

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

goal

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