The FA Cup - First Round
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Northampton Town 0-0 Scunthorpe United

Northampton and Scunthorpe will require a replay to determine who progresses to round two of the FA Cup after the two sides played out a goalless draw at Sixfields.

In the only all League One clash of the round, the home side were the better team for long periods but their control of possession failed to translate into chances and a 0-0 draw always seemed the likely outcome.

Northampton dominated the first half and struck the woodwork twice in a minute when Aaron Pierre's header crashed back off the crossbar before Lewis McGugan's superb free-kick clattered the post.

Pierre had a second header cleared off the line by Lee Novak while Hakeeb Adelakun shot over when well-placed with Scunthorpe's best chance.

Substitute Marc Richards was off target with two headers after half-time and home goalkeeper David Cornell clawed away Josh Morris' long-range shot but despite both sides' best efforts to prevent a replay, a lack of genuine quality in the final third meant they will have to do it all over again.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cornell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 26Poole
  • 37McGugan
  • 11Powell
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forRichardsat 51'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forBowditchat 85'minutes
  • 14HoskinsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWatersat 72'minutes


  • 4Kasim
  • 7Waters
  • 9Richards
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Smith
  • 24McGivern
  • 30Coddington


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 21Burgess
  • 23McArdle
  • 5M Wallace
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 65'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4CroftsBooked at 23mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 14Hopper
  • 17NovakSubstituted forvan Veenat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins


  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Lewis
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lewis McGugan (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

    Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun McWilliams.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Chris Long.

  8. Booking

    Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Lee Novak.

  13. Booking

    Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Sam Hoskins because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Chris Long (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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