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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Northampton Town

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Highlights: Scunthorpe 1-0 Northampton

A moment of first-half magic from Hakeeb Adelakun earned Scunthorpe victory over Northampton in their FA Cup first-round replay.

The winger struck what proved to be the game's only goal in the 33rd minute - creating himself space through a brilliant turn of pace before rifling an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

The first game between these two League One rivals had been a turgid goalless draw. The Iron were the better side for long spells of the replay, but could not turn their dominance into more goals.

Northampton were grateful to goalkeeper David Cornell for having gone in at the break only one behind.

He had kept out another well-struck shot from Adelakun moments before the hosts went ahead and then reacted well to push away a long-range strike from Funso Ojo, hit with venom from the edge of the box.

Northampton were better in the second half, but a tricky run and shot by substitute Billy Waters and a tame header from Sam Foley, both of which were held by Matt Gilks, were the best they could muster, as the Iron set up a second-round trip to Doncaster Rovers.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 20Goode
  • 5Wallace
  • 3Townsend
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forMcArdleat 86'minutes
  • 6OjoBooked at 80mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forvan Veenat 76'minutes
  • 14Hopper
  • 17NovakSubstituted forMaddenat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 57mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 24McGivern
  • 15BowditchSubstituted forWatersat 73'minutes
  • 4KasimSubstituted forO'Tooleat 83'minutes
  • 8Foley
  • 20SmithSubstituted forMcGuganat 84'minutes
  • 22Crooks
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Barnett
  • 7Waters
  • 19Long
  • 21O'Toole
  • 27Hanley
  • 30Coddington
  • 37McGugan
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,880

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Cornell.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Rory McArdle replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lewis McGugan replaces George Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Yaser Kasim.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Billy Waters.

Attempt saved. Sam Foley (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Booking

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Yaser Kasim (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

Hand ball by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Dean Bowditch.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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