League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town4AccringtonAccrington Stanley5

Northampton Town 4-5 Accrington Stanley

Northampton 4-5 Accrington
Sean Maguire made it 5-2 to Accrington

Accrington held off a late Northampton fightback as John Coleman won a remarkable first game back in charge.

Coleman returned for a second spell this week and saw his side take the lead through Robert Atkinson's header.

Marc Richards levelled for the Cobblers with another header before Stanley went 4-1 up, Atkinson heading in again and John O'Sullivan scoring twice.

Cobblers sub Ivan Toney poked home before Sean Maguire made it 5-2, only for Toney and Darren Carter to reply.

The run of five goals in the last 15 minutes meant that there were 15 goals at Sixfields in four days, after Chris Wilder's side had beaten Hartlepool 5-1 in League Two in midweek.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Archer
  • 2AlfeiSubstituted forTozerat 79'minutes
  • 6Collins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 17RobertsonSubstituted forCarterat 79'minutes
  • 11Hackett
  • 25Byrom
  • 26Watson
  • 23Mohamed
  • 19D'AthSubstituted forToneyat 56'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 10O'Toole
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Lumley
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 24Proctor
  • 4Joyce
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forHatfieldat 81'minutes
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forMcCartanat 90+2'minutes
  • 11NaismithBooked at 90mins
  • 14CarverSubstituted forWindassat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 15Mingoia
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,731

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5.

  3. Booking

    Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 4, Accrington Stanley 5. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Sean Maguire.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 3, Accrington Stanley 5. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kaid Mohamed.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 5. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kal Naismith.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

  19. Post update

    Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces John O'Sullivan.