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Northampton Town 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Danny Rose
Danny Rose scored his first club goal for Northampton Town against Wycombe, and his first goal since April 18 last year

Northampton Town set a club record of nine successive league wins with a narrow victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Despite Northampton's first-half dominance, Jason McCarthy's drilled shot could have put Wycombe in front.

But the Cobblers went ahead on 63 minutes when Ricky Holmes set up Danny Rose to rifle in his first goal for the club from 12 yards out.

Substitute Ryan Sellers almost rescued a late point, but he was unable to convert Sido Jombati's cross.

The result saw the Cobblers surpass the previous record of eight victories, set in their Division Four-winning season in 1960-61.

It also extended their lead at the top of League Two to 10 points, with closest rivals Plymouth Argyle held 1-1 by Crawley Town.

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Anyone who's here knows it was on a knife edge. Great bit of play for their goal, which is disappointing for me because we worked on that in the week.

"Ricky Holmes is a match winner and he's produced a bit of skill and a great finish.

"We'll take it. We had chances, I'll never ever be able to say that none of my players didn't give absolutely everything and that's great for me as a manager. You can't say they didn't fancy it today or anything.

"Just been reminded that three years ago we were bottom of the league here when we lost. From those days to these days is just a huge, huge change so thank you to everyone involved with that."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 18McDonaldBooked at 48mins
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 23Rose
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forD'Athat 72'minutes
  • 20MartinBooked at 13minsSubstituted forHoskinsat 86'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 7D'Ath
  • 8Byrom
  • 14Hoskins
  • 22Prosser
  • 26Clarke

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Jombati
  • 22McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 42mins
  • 19HarrimanSubstituted forSellersat 90'minutes
  • 4McGinn
  • 8BeanSubstituted forUgwuat 77'minutes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forKretzschmarat 77'minutes
  • 20O'Nien
  • 9Hayes

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,755

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Booking

    Adam Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Sellers (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Michael Harriman.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Lee Martin.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    James Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Ricky Holmes.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Sam Wood.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Marcus Bean.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Nicky Adams.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton31224557312670
2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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