League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1NorthamptonNorthampton Town2
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Ricky Holmes.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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