League Two
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Northampton Town 5, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jonathan Franks.

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).

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

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

Hand ball by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Stuart Parnaby.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Chris Hackett.

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

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Northampton Town).

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 4, Hartlepool United 1. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Hackett.

Delay in match Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Attempt saved. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 3, Hartlepool United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Hartlepool United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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