Northampton Town 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Mat Sadler's second-half equaliser earned Shrewsbury a valuable point at nine-man Northampton Town.

Marc Richards' header gave Northampton a 21st-minute lead, but Sadler headed home Shrewsbury's equaliser midway through the second period, while home pair David Buchanan and John-Joe O'Toole were both sent off.

Shrewsbury started brightly as Louis Dodds fired wide and Alex Rodman's header was saved by home goalkeeper Adam Smith.

But the Cobblers broke the deadlock when Richards headed home Hiram Boateng's cross.

Dodds went close as Shrewsbury looked for a quick response, but Shaun Whalley was thwarted by Smith and Ryan Yates missed from close range.

Northampton almost doubled their advantage when Alex Revell's near-post effort was saved by Jayson Leutwiler, while Dodds saw Smith tip his shot over the crossbar before the goalkeeper kept out his header from the subsequent corner.

The Cobblers were reduced to 10 men when Buchanan picked up a second caution early in the second half and Shrewsbury equalised in the 66th minute when Whalley's free-kick was headed home by Sadler.

Whalley was denied by Smith and Stephen Humphrys also went close as Shrewsbury chased the winner.

O'Toole was sent off in stoppage time after picking up his second caution and Shrewsbury went close to snatching victory when Jack Grimmer headed wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3BuchananBooked at 56mins
  • 8BoatengSubstituted forPhillipsat 60'minutes
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 90mins
  • 31TaylorSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 72'minutes
  • 4Anderson
  • 10RevellSubstituted forMcDonaldat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 17McWilliams
  • 18Phillips
  • 26Cornell
  • 28McDonald

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 22NsialaBooked at 76mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 17Yates
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forHumphrysat 62'minutes
  • 10Dodds
  • 45PayneSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGivern
  • 9Humphrys
  • 16Morris
  • 18Deegan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,211

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Attempt missed. Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Rod McDonald replaces Alex Revell.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Stefan Payne.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town).

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Lewin Nyatanga (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Shaun McWilliams replaces Matthew Taylor.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

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3Fleetwood4422121061412078
4Scunthorpe4422101275522376
5Bradford441918758421675
6Millwall4419131262511170
7Southend4419121369521769
8Rochdale441910156960967
9Bristol Rovers441812146362166
10Oxford Utd44189176052863
11Peterborough441611175857159
12MK Dons441513165654258
13Walsall431416135052-258
14Wimbledon441317145252056
15Charlton441218145552354
16Northampton441410206070-1052
17Oldham441215173043-1351
18Gillingham441213195776-1949
19Shrewsbury441212204561-1648
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale431112204468-2445
22Swindon441111224361-1844
23Chesterfield44910254073-3337
24Coventry44812243565-3036
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