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Exeter City 0-0 Northampton Town

John Marquis
Northampton Town set a new club record of 14 away games unbeaten.

Northampton Town were crowned champions of League Two, despite being held to a goalless draw at Exeter City.

But rivals Oxford lost at home to Luton Town and Accrington Stanley drew with Morecambe to hand the Cobblers their first title since the 1986-87 season.

Exeter's Jayden Stockley had a header tipped over the bar before the Bournemouth loanee sent another wide.

Zander Diamond's header was the Cobblers' best effort before Stockley twice hit the bar for the Grecians.

Exeter remain in ninth place, two points off the play-off places.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Exeter

"I don't really know what to say to be honest. I'm taken aback by the reception.

"I think it will be some time until we are able to appreciate just what this group has achieved.

"It is emotional, you work extremely hard to get into a situation like today. To take more than a thousand supporters to Exeter is incredible.

"We've won in all kinds of different ways this season. It just shows the character of these boys and the character of the club."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 5McAllisterBooked at 33mins
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 14Nicholls
  • 7Harley
  • 4Noble
  • 38Taylor
  • 33StockleySubstituted forReidat 90+1'minutes
  • 29WatkinsSubstituted forWheelerat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ribeiro
  • 11Davies
  • 18Reid
  • 22Wheeler
  • 23McCready
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5DiamondBooked at 45mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 23RoseBooked at 73mins
  • 11Holmes
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHoskinsat 62'minutes
  • 27MarquisSubstituted forCollinsat 67'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 8Byrom
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Potter
  • 19Collins
  • 22Prosser
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,077

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Northampton Town 0.

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Delay in match David Wheeler (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Ollie Watkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jamie Reid replaces Jayden Stockley.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jayden Stockley.

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

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

Booking

James Collins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

David Noble (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

David Noble (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Northampton Town).

Delay in match Troy Brown (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Danny Rose (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. James Collins replaces John Marquis.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Nicky Adams.

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton422611575433289
2Oxford Utd422113876403676
3Bristol Rovers422361368432575
4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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