League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town5HartlepoolHartlepool United1

Northampton Town 5-1 Hartlepool United

Marc Richards
Marc Richards took his tally to seven league goals with his brace against Hartlepool

Marc Richards and Kaid Mohamed score twice as Northampton recover from an early Hartlepool goal to win 5-1.

Charlie Wyke gave the visitors a first-minute lead before the goals flew in at the other end.

Richards equalised with a penalty before Mohamed beat Scott Flinders from 10 yards and then headed the third.

Lawson D'Ath made it four from close range before ex-Chesterfield striker Richards completed a comprehensive win after good work by Mohamed.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Archer
  • 36Cresswell
  • 2Alfei
  • 16DiamondSubstituted forCollinsat 41'minutes
  • 17Robertson
  • 25Byrom
  • 26Watson
  • 23Mohamed
  • 11HackettSubstituted forToneyat 73'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 84'minutes
  • 19D'Ath

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 6Collins
  • 10O'Toole
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 24Toney

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 2Austin
  • 12ParnabySubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 10Miller
  • 8Walker
  • 17Brobbel
  • 11Compton
  • 7FranksSubstituted forWoodsat 88'minutes
  • 24WykeSubstituted forHarewoodat 28'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 5Collins
  • 9Harewood
  • 14Woods
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 31Woodman
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
3,653

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 5, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 5, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jonathan Franks.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Marc Richards.

  10. Post update

    Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Stuart Parnaby.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 5, Hartlepool United 1. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kaid Mohamed.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Chris Hackett.

  20. Post update

    Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.