League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town1Oxford UtdOxford United0

Northampton claimed a hard-fought victory over Oxford despite playing the entire second half with 10 men.

Nicky Adams' pinpoint cross found Sam Hoskins, whose bullet header gave the home side the lead.

Jason Taylor was dismissed for an off-the-ball foul on Callum O'Dowda but Danny Hylton's resulting penalty was saved by Adam Smith.

Despite having the man advantage, Oxford could not muster any real chances as Northampton saw out the win.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"It's been a bit of a hectic week but I think everybody has gone about it in the right way and the club today came together as one.

"It was an outstanding effort from the players, they kept their shape really well and the fans were outstanding.

"I can see why the referee sent Jason Taylor off but the work rate from the team was excellent."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24Furlong
  • 6Cresswell
  • 25Brisley
  • 16Buchanan
  • 4TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 8ByromSubstituted forCorryat 69'minutes
  • 7D'AthBooked at 84mins
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forPotterat 77'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 12Lelan
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 26Clarke

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 28mins
  • 6Wright
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forGeorgeat 89'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 7Rose
  • 18LundstramBooked at 24mins
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHobanat 72'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 69mins
  • 20Taylor

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 26Cundy
  • 27George
  • 31Roberts
  • 32Hawtin
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
4,838

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Adriel Jared George replaces Joe Skarz.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

  10. Booking

    Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Pat Hoban.

  14. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

  17. Post update

    Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Sam Hoskins.

  20. Post update

    Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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