Northampton 3-0 Morecambe

Northampton Town moved to within a point of the play-offs with a comprehensive victory over Morecambe.

Kevin Ellison had the best chance of a goalless first half for the visitors but shot against the post.

The Cobblers broke the deadlock when Adebayo Akinfenwa headed home Ben Tozer's long throw.

Another Tozer throw was headed into his own net by Ellison before Ishmel Demontagnac curled in a stoppage-time free-kick.


Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Morecambe came with a plan to stop us playing and we had to up our game.

"Once we got our goal, we commanded the second half. But it was certainly hard work to do it.

"If you do get excited, the god of football kicks you down and we don't want that.

"We've not had much success here over recent years but we've got a buoyant squad."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We knew what was coming but unfortunately we haven't defended well enough at the critical times.

"All our preparation was about them playing it long into the corners. They've got big, strong players and they're good at what they do.

"We've done a lot of work of the long throws, and the one that we didn't defend well fell to Akinfenwa, who's in good goalscoring form, and he's put it in."

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