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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Northampton Town

Northampton remain at the bottom of the Football League as Fleetwood Town boosted their promotion chase.

The home side took the lead through Gareth Evans' calm strike but, after team-mate Jamille Matt headed over from a yard out, an equaliser looked likely.

The visitors' John Marquis was thwarted by Mark Roberts' vital block, but the away side then found another gear.

Evans added his second of the game when Jon Parkin chipped the ball to him at the back post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I'll always give an honest assessment of how my teams plays. It was a little bit closer than the scoreline.

"We pushed a good team. I'll never be happy when we get beat, but we showed good signs.

"We've got three home games and we need to turn a decent performance into three points."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forMurdochat 56'minutes
  • 5RobertsBooked at 54mins
  • 6Pond
  • 35MarrowBooked at 4mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
  • 10MattSubstituted forMandronat 82'minutes
  • 7Evans

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 22Hughes
  • 34Mandron

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeney
  • 3Widdowson
  • 17Deegan
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 12Tozer
  • 11Hackett
  • 34RavenhillSubstituted forConnellat 69'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 4Carter
  • 25GermanSubstituted forSinclairat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Morris
  • 13Snedker
  • 18Connell
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
2,521

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Post update

    Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Jon Parkin.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jamille Matt.

  14. Post update

    Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

    Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Parkin with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  20. Post update

    Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd311412543241954
4Rochdale30165948351353
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton3014973429551
7Southend30138938281047
8Hartlepool31118123535041
9Dag & Red311010113839-140
10Newport2710983533239
11York32912113837139
12Plymouth30109112735-839
13Exeter30108123740-338
14Wimbledon31108133237-538
15Morecambe30108123440-638
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington2989123441-733
21Bury28711103235-332
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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