League Two
Northampton1Mansfield0

Northampton Town 1-0 Mansfield Town

Northampton captain Marc Richards
Northampton captain Marc Richards has scored 11 goals in league and cup this season

Northampton moved into third place in League Two thanks to Marc Richards' early goal against Mansfield.

The striker headed home Alfie Potter's cross after only four minutes, but the Stags had a number of chances to level.

Matt Green came closest when he headed against the crossbar from Blair Adams' free-kick just before half-time.

Dominic Calvert-Lewis and Joel Byrom went close for the Cobblers in the second half while Adi Yussuf blazed wide Mansfield's best chance.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 18McDonald
  • 5Diamond
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8Byrom
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forCresswellat 90+2'minutes
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
  • 9RichardsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 14Hoskins
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 24Furlong
  • 26Clarke

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 16HuntBooked at 71mins
  • 6Collins
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 28Adams
  • 4RoseSubstituted forYussufat 70'minutes
  • 8ClementsBooked at 50mins
  • 7Chapman
  • 19LambeSubstituted forPearceat 89'minutes
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forBlairat 46'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Pearce
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,454

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

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

Matty Blair (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Nicky Adams.

Foul by Blair Adams (Mansfield Town).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Krystian Pearce replaces Reggie Lambe.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Mitch Rose.

Attempt blocked. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Matty Blair (Mansfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.

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

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lee Collins.

Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122327121538
2Oxford Utd1796228151333
3Northampton179442721631
4Accrington178542619729
5Portsmouth167722314928
6Mansfield177552214826
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Bristol Rovers168262118326
9Carlisle177552930-126
10Luton177462921825
11Wycombe157442013725
12Wimbledon167452423125
13Morecambe167273129223
14Exeter176562325-223
15Notts County166462123-222
16Crawley176472126-522
17Cambridge175572125-420
18Barnet176292328-520
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage173682132-1115
21Newport173591728-1114
22York172691928-912
23Yeovil1724111931-1210
24Dag & Red161691731-149
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