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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:

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Wilder on Morecambe v 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

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

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

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

Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Laurence Wilson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Jamie Devitt.

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

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 4. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Potter.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 3. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Sam Hoskins.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Alan Goodall.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient8521159617
2Portsmouth8440147716
3Plymouth8512147716
4Wycombe8431115615
5Oxford Utd8341117413
6Accrington834196313
7Morecambe84131614213
8Northampton8413119213
9Exeter84131312113
10Carlisle83411717013
11Mansfield8332116512
12Wimbledon83321010012
13Cambridge82421112-110
14Hartlepool831489-110
15Bristol Rovers831467-110
16York82331011-19
17Stevenage82331114-39
18Luton82241213-18
19Notts County7214914-57
20Yeovil8215914-57
21Barnet8215915-67
22Crawley713358-36
23Dag & Red8134713-66
24Newport8026515-102
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