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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:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"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

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Jon Parkin.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jamille Matt.

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

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

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.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alan Connell replaces Richard Ravenhill.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dangerous play by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

goal

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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