League Two
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Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton Town

Ryan Cresswell
Ryan Cresswell's first half header put Northampton Town in front

Aaron Holloway's dramatic late header gave second-placed Wycombe Wanderers a share of the points against Northampton Town at Adams Park.

The Cobblers broke the deadlock midway through the first half after Ryan Cresswell nodded in Joel Byrom's cross.

Northampton ended the match with 10 men as Gregor Robertson was shown a second yellow card for time wasting.

The hosts kept pressing and were rewarded in added time when Holloway headed home Joe Jacobson's corner.

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a great advert for League Two. It wasn't the prettiest game and there were some good moves in patches by both teams, but I thought the first half was very even.

"Second half I thought we were the better side. We took the game to Northampton and put them under immense pressure. I thought the boys handled everything well.

"These games are the ones where there's not much in between them. We could have had no points today but I think that shows the spirit of where we are. We've got the guts and the grit to grind out a performance.

"I think every Wycombe fan has gone home happy tonight and quite justified in getting a point from one of the big hitters in the league."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"The referee has possibly not seen the fourth official, because we were making a substitution (when Gregor Robertson was sent off for time wasting).

"I like Gareth Ainsworth, he's a passionate guy and his teams have a go and it was League Two football. There wasn't a great deal of quality on show.

"I thought our two centre-halves were outstanding and we didn't feel in any real danger. When you get that close, the last 10 or 15 seconds, we should see it out and gain three points."

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 2JombatiBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7Cowan-HallBooked at 90mins
  • 15Murphy
  • 4Scowen
  • 11Wood
  • 9HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 19McClureSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker
  • 25Amadi-Holloway

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Archer
  • 12TozerBooked at 90mins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 6CollinsBooked at 90mins
  • 17RobertsonBooked at 86mins
  • 23MohamedSubstituted forRichardsat 67'minutes
  • 25ByromBooked at 90mins
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 11Hackett
  • 19D'AthSubstituted forCarterat 54'minutes
  • 24ToneyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 5Langmead
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'Toole
  • 13Snedker
  • 20Moyo
  • 28Warburton
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,822

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Northampton Town 1. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Jacobson following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Booking

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Booking

    Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Ivan Toney.