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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Ollie Watkins.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jamie Reid replaces Jayden Stockley.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jayden Stockley.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Northampton Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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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