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Morecambe 2-4 Northampton Town

Northampton ended Morecambe's four-game winning run in all competitions with a comfortable victory at the Globe Arena.

Lawson D'Ath volleyed the Cobblers ahead and Sam Hoskins made it 2-0 from David Buchanan's cross.

Joel Byrom extended Town's lead when his free-kick from the right touchline sailed straight in, before Tom Barkhuizen replied with a header.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's backheel made it 4-1 before Joel Byrom deflected Kevin Ellison's cross into his own net.

Northampton manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It was an even start, but as soon as we scored we took the game away from them.

"We're a touch disappointed with some of the goals we conceded but overall it's a great result.

"We won't get carried away. It's a good weekend for us and our supporters but we need to show consistency against Leyton Orient."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 6Edwards
  • 5Dugdale
  • 19WilsonSubstituted forMcGowanat 82'minutes
  • 13GoodallSubstituted forMullinat 58'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 7DevittSubstituted forMolyneuxat 73'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Mullin
  • 16Miller
  • 21Ryan
  • 22Parrish
  • 30O'Hara

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24FurlongBooked at 37mins
  • 25Brisley
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8Byrom
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forPotterat 63'minutes
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forO'Tooleat 90'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 19Watson
  • 20Calvert-Lewin

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 12Lelan
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,778

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away14
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).

  4. Post update

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Lawson D'Ath.

  6. Post update

    Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

  11. Goal!

    Own Goal by Ryan Cresswell, Northampton Town. Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Laurence Wilson.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Jamie Devitt.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.