League Two
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Northampton Town 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Marc Richards
Marc Richards scored his 14th goal of the season, in all competitions, for Northampton

Northampton Town ended Accrington Stanley's seven-game unbeaten run in League Two with a narrow victory.

Sean McConville hit the crossbar with Stanley's first chance, but the Cobblers responded with striker Marc Richards volleying wide.

Accrington's Josh Windass fired off target and had a close-range effort saved before Richards headed in Ricky Holmes' cross to put Northampton ahead.

Matt Crooks had a late chance for Stanley, but the home side held on.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 8mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'Ath
  • 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
  • 10AdamsBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHolmesat 53'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forTaylorat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 11Holmes
  • 12Lelan
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18McDonald
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 26Clarke

Accrington

  • 33MooneyBooked at 88mins
  • 34HallidaySubstituted forGornellat 84'minutes
  • 5DaviesBooked at 20mins
  • 15Wright
  • 2Pearson
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forMcCartanat 78'minutes
  • 14CrooksBooked at 26mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 8Windass
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 17McCartan
  • 22Buxton
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
5,269

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Booking

Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Brad Halliday.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Joel Byrom.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Joe Wright.

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

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth24154536201649
2Northampton23144539281146
3Oxford Utd24129336191745
4Portsmouth241011341221941
5Wycombe23117532221040
6Bristol Rovers2412483425940
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington21106535241136
9Leyton Orient249963833536
10Cambridge2410683834436
11Mansfield2398631211035
12Wimbledon248973130133
13Crawley2494113241-931
14Luton2486103836230
15Notts County238693540-530
16Exeter238693035-530
17Morecambe2284104041-128
18Barnet2484123541-628
19Stevenage2468103243-1126
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2337132646-2016
23Dag & Red2437142444-2016
24Yeovil2428142238-1614
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