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Northampton Town 3-1 Chesterfield

John-Joe O'Toole's first-half brace set Northampton Town on their way to victory over struggling Chesterfield at Sixfields.

Marc Richards was denied by goalkeeper Lloyd Allinson before Northampton went ahead in the 12th minute when O'Toole headed home from Hiram Boateng's corner.

The visitors responded well to going behind. Daniel Jones had a shot blocked while Dan Gardner fired over from long range and David Faupala was denied by Adam Smith.

In between, Michael Smith went close for Cobblers as did O'Toole with another header. Faupala and Tom Anderson were also off target with headers for Chesterfield.

But Cobblers doubled their advantage three minutes before the break. Keshi Anderson's shot was blocked and O'Toole was on hand to score from close range.

And the hosts extended their lead three minutes after the restart when Richards headed home a Matt Taylor free-kick.

Jon Nolan went close for the visitors before they reduced the arrears from a 54th-minute free-kick when Dion Donohue set up Faupala, who fired home from inside the box.

The second half developed into a scrappy affair despite Chesterfield getting back into it.

Smith went close for Cobblers while Liam Grimshaw was just off target from the edge of the 18-yard box and substitute Ched Evans shot wide for Chesterfield. But their poor run on the road continued and they find themselves in relegation trouble.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 32Eardley
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 5Diamond
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8BoatengSubstituted forAndersonat 87'minutes
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forWyldeat 84'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 31Taylor
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Anderson
  • 11Wylde
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 26Cornell
  • 28McDonald

Chesterfield

  • 21Allinson
  • 32El-Fitouri
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 3JonesSubstituted forMitchellat 45'minutes
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forMartínezat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 28Grimshaw
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Donohue
  • 15Faupala
  • 20DennisSubstituted forEvansat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 8Martínez
  • 9Evans
  • 11Mitchell
  • 22Simons
  • 26Brown
  • 40Duke
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
5,824

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Booking

Ángel (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ángel (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Anderson replaces Hiram Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Gregg Wylde replaces Keshi Anderson.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town).

Ángel (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

David Faupala (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. David Buchanan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Ángel (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Liam Grimshaw (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Keshi Anderson.

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ched Evans replaces Kristian Dennis.

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

Foul by Liam Grimshaw (Chesterfield).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ángel.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Sadiq El-Fitouri (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Chesterfield 1. David Faupala (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dion Donohue.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Northampton Town).

Ángel (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by David Faupala (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd31196658342463
2Scunthorpe30177657322558
3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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