League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town0PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2

Northampton Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Reuben Reid

Reuben Reid's 14th goal of the season helped Plymouth end a run of four games without a win as they beat Northampton, who remain bottom of League Two.

Argyle opened the scoring when Reid pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area to fire past goalkeeper Matt Duke.

The lead was doubled when Lewis Alessandra saw his wind-assisted cross from a tight angle end up in the net.

The hosts' best chance came direct from a Chris Hackett corner that caught the wind but Jake Cole made a superb save.

The win is Plymouth's first success at Sixfields and lifts them to 10th in the table, while Northampton remain six points adrift at the foot of the table.

Argyle, with a strong wind at their backs in the first half, started strongly and after Jason Banton's effort had been blocked, Reid fired home to open the scoring.

Banton and Neil Trotman had chances to increase the lead before Alessandra celebrated his 25th birthday by doubling Plymouth's advantage.

The Cobblers, playing at home for the first time under new boss Chris Wilder, went close through Alan Connell but were unable to find a route back into the match.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"The last two weeks have been ridiculous conditions but we've got to do better defensively. The goals that we've conceded are really poor.

"There were good performances from Alan Connell and Brennan Dickenson, and there were some decent aspects of the game, but we gave ourselves a mountain to climb.

"There might be one or two of the lads who aren't involved going out, but there won't many changes now. We have to work ridiculously hard in this next period to bed down."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeney
  • 3WiddowsonBooked at 82mins
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 6CollinsSubstituted forGermanat 68'minutes
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11Hackett
  • 4Carter
  • 18Connell
  • 7Sinclair
  • 35Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 25German
  • 29Robertson

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 4Blanchard
  • 25Purrington
  • 6Hourihane
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 8Boco
  • 11Blizzard
  • 20BantonSubstituted forHarveyat 71'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 7Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 22Richards
  • 24Vassell
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,845

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Booking

    Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

  14. Post update

    Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Jason Banton.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield301510548272155
2Scunthorpe301313442281452
3Oxford Utd301312540241651
4Rochdale29155946341250
5Burton2914873328550
6Fleetwood281531045331248
7Southend29138836251147
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red30109113738-139
10Plymouth29109102731-439
11Hartlepool30108123235-338
12Wimbledon30108123236-438
13Morecambe29108113338-538
14York31812113437-336
15Cheltenham2981293539-436
16Exeter2998123438-435
17Mansfield30811113240-835
18Accrington2889113238-633
19Portsmouth30712113443-933
20Bury28711103235-332
21Bristol Rovers29710122732-531
22Wycombe2979133238-630
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2858152139-1823
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