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Northampton Town 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Northampton goal machine John-Joe O'Toole continued his scoring streak as he grabbed the winner in an historic victory over Charlton.

The Cobblers had not beaten the London club in over 50 years but O'Toole's second-half winner at Sixfields Stadium helped to end that run.

Michael Smith initially handed the hosts the lead ahead of Jordan Botaka's equaliser before the break.

The defeat stretched Charlton's winless run to eight games, while Justin Edinburgh's outfit tasted victory for the first time in four.

Visiting goalkeeper Declan Rudd was called into action after 27 minutes to keep out Zander Diamond's goal-bound header.

However, after 32 minutes Rudd was beaten by Smith as the Addicks went behind for the sixth successive game when the Portsmouth loanee headed home Aaron Phillips' cross from the right.

The hosts' lead only lasted four minutes before Botaka bundled home after Ezri Konsa Ngoyo's header was kept out by Adam Smith and the Leeds loanee netted his second goal of the season.

Seconds after the restart Botaka almost doubled his tally as Smith tipped his header over.

In the 62nd minute, 62 Phillips' drilled cross finally fell to O'Toole, who fired home his seventh goal in as many games for the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 35WilliamsSubstituted forAndersonat 68'minutes
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forDiamondat 22'minutes
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 18Phillips
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31Taylor
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 4Anderson
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Anderson
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 26Cornell

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 21Byrne
  • 15Konsa
  • 5BauerSubstituted forTeixeiraat 45'minutes
  • 2PageSubstituted forChicksenat 74'minutes
  • 11Holmes
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 8Crofts
  • 14Botaka
  • 30NovakSubstituted forWattat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 13Phillips
  • 32Aribo
  • 36Dasilva
  • 50Teixeira
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
7,118

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Foul by Jak McCourt (Northampton Town).

Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Michael Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

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

Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jak McCourt replaces Gregg Wylde.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tony Watt replaces Lee Novak.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Adam Chicksen replaces Lewis Page because of an injury.

Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Anderson replaces Luke Williams.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Charlton Athletic 1. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Lewis Page (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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