Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.
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."
- 4TaylorBooked at 45mins
- 8ByromSubstituted forCorryat 69'minutes
- 7D'AthBooked at 84mins
- 14HoskinsSubstituted forPotterat 77'minutes
- 10AdamsSubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
- 33DunkleyBooked at 28mins
- 3SkarzSubstituted forGeorgeat 89'minutes
- 18LundstramBooked at 24mins
- 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHobanat 72'minutes
- 10HyltonBooked at 69mins
- Neil Swarbrick
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Oxford United 0.
Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).
Substitution, Oxford United. Adriel Jared George replaces Joe Skarz.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Baldock.
Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).
Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).
Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Pat Hoban.
Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.
Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Sam Hoskins.
Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.