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Northampton Town 2-0 York City

John-Joe O'Toole
John-Joe O'Toole has scored seven goals for Northampton Town this season

Northampton Town extended their lead at the top of League Two to five points with victory over 10-man York City.

York's Russell Penn had an effort cleared off the line by Lee Martin, before Martin's corner set up John-Joe O'Toole to head the hosts in front.

Marc Richards doubled the lead after the break when he collected Ricky Holmes' pass to fire into the net.

The Minstermen were then reduced to 10 men when Luke Hendrie was shown a straight red card for a foul on Holmes.

The result meant the Minstermen remain bottom of League Two, four points adrift of safety.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v York

"The conditions were unbelievable but we tried to get the ball down and play.

"As always the result was most important and we looked dangerous in real tough conditions.

"We are after points and we just have to keep rolling the wins out if we want to achieve."

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on Northampton v York

"I was disappointed with the goals we lost, one from their corner and one from a breakaway from our corner.

"Before both goals we had chances ourselves that were cleared off the line.

"It was never a red card. I've seen it back. I think the referee's decision was influenced by certain things going on."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5DiamondSubstituted forCresswellat 37'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 16Buchanan
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forTaylorat 90+3'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8Byrom
  • 20Martin
  • 19CollinsBooked at 44mins
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forAdamsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 10Adams
  • 14Hoskins
  • 22Prosser
  • 23Rose
  • 26Clarke

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27HendrieBooked at 56mins
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Winfield
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10PennBooked at 76mins
  • 23DixonSubstituted forSatkaat 58'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forBerrettat 72'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 4Berrett
  • 6Satka
  • 11Carson
  • 20Massanka
  • 24Ingham
  • 32Fewster
  • 37Galbraith
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,342

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamYork
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, York City 0.

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Ricky Holmes.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. James Berrett (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Cameron (York City).

Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Berrett (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Booking

Russell Penn (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Cameron (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. James Berrett replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Nicky Adams replaces Marc Richards.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Lubomir Satka (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lubomir Satka (York City).

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Northampton Town).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton28194551312061
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Mansfield3013894132947
6Leyton Orient30121084641546
7Portsmouth281112545252045
8Accrington26136743311245
9Cambridge30128104441344
10Wycombe2812793328543
11Wimbledon2811984235742
12Carlisle2611964540542
13Exeter28117103940-140
14Luton30108124241138
15Crawley30114153548-1337
16Morecambe30106145053-336
17Notts County27106114046-636
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage30610143853-1528
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2573152341-1824
23Dag & Red2848162950-2120
24York2848162952-2320
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