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Northampton Town 3-1 Southend United

Northampton gave their League One survival hopes a big boost with a win over Southend.

John-Joe O'Toole's early opener was cancelled out by Jason Demetriou's penalty but Matt Grimes scored from the spot before Alex Revell's late third lifted the Cobblers to within two points of safety as Southend suffered a sixth league defeat in seven.

The first half was short on quality and that was epitomised by Northampton's opener in the 19th minute.

After Mark Oxley beat away Ash Taylor's header, Harry Kyprianou's attempted clearance cannoned off Matt Crooks and fell for O'Toole to guide the ball into the bottom corner.

The lead lasted just seven minutes, however, as Taylor collided with Stephen McLaughlin in the box and Demetriou slotted home the resulting spot-kick.

But the visitors were behind again early in the second half when Chris Long was fouled by Kyprianou for a penalty which was dispatched confidently by Grimes.

Cobblers debutant Hildeberto Pereira hit the crossbar moments after coming on before he set up the game-clinching third, slipping in Revell who found the bottom corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 13Ingram
  • 24FaceySubstituted forMoloneyat 90+2'minutes
  • 26Poole
  • 6Taylor
  • 3Buchanan
  • 22CrooksBooked at 85mins
  • 29Grimes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8FoleySubstituted forPereiraat 64'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forRevellat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Moloney
  • 7Waters
  • 9Richards
  • 10Revell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 28Pereira

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 6Turner
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 3Coker
  • 7KightlySubstituted forMcGlashanat 61'minutes
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forTimlinat 61'minutes
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWaboat 74'minutes
  • 9Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 8Timlin
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 29Wabo
  • 31Robinson
  • 42Bwomono
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
5,267

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Southend United 1.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Regan Poole (Northampton Town).

Norman Wabo (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Shay Facey.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Southend United 1. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hildeberto Pereira.

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

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alex Revell replaces Chris Long.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Kyprianou (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Norman Wabo (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Norman Wabo replaces Simon Cox.

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

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hildeberto Pereira (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Hildeberto Pereira (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Chris Long (Northampton Town).

Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Charlton2611783332140
9Peterborough2611694337639
10Oxford Utd2710894239338
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Plymouth2797112934-534
13Fleetwood2696113640-433
14Blackpool2788113438-432
15Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
16Gillingham2671092729-231
17Southend2787123145-1431
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2777133949-1028
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2775152347-2426
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2645171941-2217
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