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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Northampton Town

Josh Morris
Scunthorpe United's Josh Morris has scored 13 goals in 15 games this season

Northampton Town came from behind after being reduced to 10 men to rescue a point against League One leaders Scunthorpe United.

The hosts took the lead late in the first half through Josh Morris' curling free-kick from the edge of the box.

Northampton had Matt Taylor sent off on the hour mark for a bad tackle on Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop.

The Cobblers restored parity when Jak McCourt's initial shot was blocked, but he was on hand to tap in the rebound.

The result meant Scunthorpe remained at the top of the table, but saw their three-point cushion cut to just a point after second-placed Bradford City beat Shrewsbury 2-0.

Meanwhile, Northampton jumped two places to fifth in League One after recording a fourth draw away from home in the league this season.

At the end of an opening half with few chances, Morris scored 13th goal of the season and sixth in his last four consecutive games to give the Iron the lead.

Northampton's job was made harder when Taylor was sent off for the first time since February 2012 after he lunged in on Bishop, but McCourt scored his first goal in senior football to earn a point.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 87'minutes
  • 18SmallwoodSubstituted forMantomat 77'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 70mins
  • 11Morris
  • 14Hopper
  • 8DawsonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMaddenat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 20Goode
  • 21Margetts
  • 22Townsend

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5DiamondBooked at 45mins
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31TaylorBooked at 59mins
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forHoskinsat 57'minutes
  • 12McCourt
  • 30HooperSubstituted forRichardsat 87'minutes
  • 10Revell

Substitutes

  • 8Byrom
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Potter
  • 18Phillips
  • 26Cornell
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,714

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Northampton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Revell.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Duane Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces JJ Hooper.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by JJ Hooper (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Stephen Dawson.

Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Richard Smallwood.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Northampton Town 1. Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) is shown the red card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1274127121525
2Bradford12660157824
3Bury126242116520
4Bolton125431110119
5Northampton124621913618
6Rochdale125341613318
7Sheff Utd115331414018
8Peterborough124532115617
9Port Vale115241514117
10Bristol Rovers114431616016
11MK Dons114341514115
12Oxford Utd114341211115
13Gillingham124351823-515
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon123361217-512
21Oldham12264713-612
22Southend123361223-1112
23Shrewsbury122461118-710
24Coventry11164812-49
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