League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Northampton Town

Marc Richards
Marc Richards (right) has scored 15 goals in 28 appearances for Northampton Town this season

Northampton earned a narrow win at Plymouth to move level on points with the Pilgrims at the top of League Two.

James Collins gave the Cobblers the lead after he dispossessed Plymouth keeper Luke McCormick from Kelvin Mellor's ill-advised back-pass.

Marc Richards doubled the visitors' advantage after the break when he finished off a swift passing move.

Gregg Wylde turned in Ryan Brunt's cross to give the hosts hope, but they could not find an equaliser late on.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleyBooked at 89mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 26ThrelkeldSubstituted forTannerat 64'minutes
  • 8Simpson
  • 4McHugh
  • 14Jervis
  • 9ReidSubstituted forWyldeat 68'minutes
  • 17BruntBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11Wylde
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 18Smalley
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner

Northampton

  • 1SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 57mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 5DiamondBooked at 16mins
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 87mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 11HolmesBooked at 65minsSubstituted forCresswellat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forAdamsat 40'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forTaylorat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 10Adams
  • 12Lelan
  • 14Hoskins
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
9,241

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Northampton Town 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Ricky Holmes.

Booking

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Booking

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Jason Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Northampton Town 2. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Brunt.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Collins (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth26164639221752
2Northampton25164544291552
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2411763224840
7Accrington22116538261239
8Mansfield25108735251038
9Leyton Orient2591064035537
10Carlisle2310764239337
11Wimbledon259973531436
12Cambridge26106103939036
13Crawley26104123344-1134
14Morecambe2495104342132
15Exeter2587103238-631
16Barnet2694133644-831
17Luton2586113838030
18Notts County2486103744-730
19Stevenage2669113547-1227
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22Dag & Red2547142645-1919
23Yeovil2538142338-1517
24York2437142647-2116
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