League Two
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Carlisle United 1-4 Northampton Town

John Joe O'Toole
Northampton midfielder John Joe O'Toole has scored 10 goals this season

Leaders Northampton extended their unbeaten run in League Two to 13 games with a comfortable victory against Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

John Marquis headed Northampton ahead from Lee Martin's cross before John Joe O'Toole's 15-yard drive deflected in.

Carlisle fought back when Hallam Hope forced Jabo Ibehre's cross home but O'Toole slid in Ricky Holmes' delivery.

The Cobblers completed the rout when James Collins fired an angled shot past Cumbrians goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

The result means Northampton, whose last defeat came in their 2-1 loss to Portsmouth on 19 December, extend their lead at the top of the League Two table to 13 points.

Meanwhile, Carlisle remain in 11th place, three points off the play-offs.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6AtkinsonBooked at 65mins
  • 5Raynes
  • 27Ellis
  • 3Grainger
  • 17Gilliead
  • 7Kennedy
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forMcQueenat 45'minutes
  • 10HéryBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHopeat 45'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 25Asamoah

Substitutes

  • 20Archibald-Henville
  • 21Rigg
  • 23Thompson
  • 24Hope
  • 26Gillesphey
  • 40Bacon
  • 44McQueen

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Prosser
  • 16BuchananBooked at 45mins
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 8Byrom
  • 21O'Toole
  • 20MartinSubstituted forD'Athat 72'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 27MarquisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forHoskinsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 7D'Ath
  • 10Adams
  • 14Hoskins
  • 23Rose
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
4,892

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Northampton Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Northampton Town 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Ricky Holmes.

Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces John Marquis.

Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

John Marquis (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Carlisle United).

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Delay in match John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 1, Northampton Town 4. James Collins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Lee Martin.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Alex McQueen (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

David Atkinson (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Atkinson (Carlisle United).

Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joel Byrom.

Attempt blocked. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Carlisle United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton35246564343078
2Oxford Utd351811661342765
3Plymouth35198850302065
4Accrington33169855391657
5Portsmouth341414654302456
6Bristol Rovers341751248351356
7Wimbledon341411951401153
8Leyton Orient351411105148353
9Wycombe34157123732552
10Mansfield35149124641551
11Carlisle33131195250250
12Luton35148135048250
13Cambridge35148134947250
14Exeter35139134549-448
15Barnet34127154451-743
16Crawley35126174056-1642
17Notts County34117164657-1140
18Morecambe35107185563-837
19Newport33910143646-1037
20Yeovil35811163547-1235
21Stevenage35810174259-1734
22Hartlepool3294193354-2131
23York3568213766-2926
24Dag & Red3459203358-2524
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