Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.
Northampton Town ended Accrington Stanley's seven-game unbeaten run in League Two with a narrow victory.
Sean McConville hit the crossbar with Stanley's first chance, but the Cobblers responded with striker Marc Richards volleying wide.
Accrington's Josh Windass fired off target and had a close-range effort saved before Richards headed in Ricky Holmes' cross to put Northampton ahead.
Matt Crooks had a late chance for Stanley, but the home side held on.
- 21O'TooleBooked at 8mins
- 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
- 10AdamsBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHolmesat 53'minutes
- 9RichardsSubstituted forTaylorat 83'minutes
- 33MooneyBooked at 88mins
- 34HallidaySubstituted forGornellat 84'minutes
- 5DaviesBooked at 20mins
- 7MingoiaSubstituted forMcCartanat 78'minutes
- 14CrooksBooked at 26mins
- Nick Kinseley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).
Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.
Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley).
Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Brad Halliday.
Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).
Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Smith.
Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Piero Mingoia.
Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.