League Two
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Northampton Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Northampton midfielder Luke Norris

Luke Norris fired home an injury-time free-kick as League Two's bottom club Northampton ended Fleetwood's run of four successive wins.

The hosts were on top in the first half but Fleetwood's David Ball went closest when he hit the post from 12 yards.

Ball went off injured before the break and his replacement Jon Parkin made a clumsy challenge in the 90th minute to give the Cobblers a late chance to win.

And Norris curled over the wall to grab a first league victory in five games.

But Northampton remain bottom of the standings, while Fleetwood drop from top to fourth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I've seen Fleetwood a couple of times and they're top of the league for a reason.

"But I thought our work ethic and willingness to want to get out of the trouble we're in was fantastic today. I'm really, really pleased.

"We deserved what we got. We played very, very well. I'm delighted for our supporters because we haven't had many wins like that.

"We've beaten the top of the league now, so there's no more excuses."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 3Widdowson
  • 32Ferdinand
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-DoumbeBooked at 32mins
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDallasat 45'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 25Blyth
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 90+2'minutes
  • 19EmertonSubstituted forDemontagnacat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Demontagnac
  • 8Morris
  • 16Hooper
  • 17Deegan
  • 21McNamara
  • 29Dallas

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Davies
  • 15McLaughlinBooked at 77mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 8Schumacher
  • 6Pond
  • 16Cresswell
  • 7EvansSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forBlairat 56'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forParkinat 34'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 90mins
  • 11Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 17Blair
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 33Lucas
Referee:
Garry Sutton
Attendance:
4,076

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Booking

    Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

  6. Post update

    Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces Luke Norris.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Post update

    Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

    Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.