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Northampton Town 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Northampton and AFC Wimbledon shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw at Sixfields where neither side really did enough to warrant all three points.

The visitors created the better openings in a game in which both defences were on top but were barely stretched.

Northampton started brightly, Kenji Gorre testing former Cobblers goalkeeper Ryan Clarke before John-Joe O'Toole headed over from a corner.

Wimbledon replied with Lyle Taylor heading over but at the other end Gorre skipped past three defenders before being denied by Clarke's flying save.

Wimbledon improved as the half progressed - Darius Charles was off target with a header, Jake Reeves had two efforts deflected past the uprights and Tom Elliott headed wide.

Taylor tested Adam Smith after the restart and Reeves fired wide as the visitors picked up from where they left off.

Cobblers struggled to create anything in the final third with Marc Richards and Alex Revell getting little support and no joy against Paul Robinson and Charles.

Elliott went close to breaking the deadlock with a shot on the turn which flew past the post.

Wimbledon posed the greater threat in a poor second half and Robinson's late header hit the bar before being scrambled clear.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 18Phillips
  • 6Zakuani
  • 5Diamond
  • 3BuchananBooked at 74mins
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forMcCourtat 83'minutes
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 90mins
  • 31Taylor
  • 11GorréSubstituted forBeautymanat 62'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forSonupeat 72'minutes
  • 10Revell

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 12McCourt
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 19Sonupe
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 26Cornell

Wimbledon

  • 26Clarke
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Kelly
  • 11Whelpdale
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 77'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 5Nightingale
  • 10Poleon
  • 16Beere
  • 18Parrett
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
5,185

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away14
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon).

Hand ball by Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town).

Foul by Jak McCourt (Northampton Town).

Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jak McCourt replaces Sam Hoskins.

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Booking

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Marc Richards.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Beautyman replaces Kenji Gorré.

Hand ball by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Ryan Clarke (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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