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Northampton Town 2-2 Cambridge United

Gary Deegan scored a late equaliser as Cambridge United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Northampton Town.

Kevin van Veen put the home side ahead on two separate occasions in the second half but both times the visitors fought back to snatch a point.

The first half mostly belonged to Northampton as Matt Crooks and Andy Williams missed chances, but the first goal did not arrive until 13 minutes into the second half when Van Veen gathered Daniel Powell's pass and smashed the ball into the top corner.

Crooks headed a great chance over the crossbar and he was made to rue that miss 20 minutes from time when George Maris finished coolly into the bottom corner after pouncing on a poor defensive header.

But the home side were back ahead eight minutes later through Van Veen's second as he charged down a clearance and fired home via the underside of the crossbar.

Again Northampton could not hold on, though, and with just four minutes left, Deegan brilliantly curled a shot into the far corner from 20 yards to earn a share of the spoils.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 3Buchanan
  • 16Pierre
  • 6Taylor
  • 4Odoffin
  • 7Hoskins
  • 8Foley
  • 22Crooks
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forMoriasat 73'minutes
  • 10van Veen
  • 11PowellSubstituted forBowditchat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Facey
  • 5Barnett
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Waters
  • 21O'Toole
  • 34Ward

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 16Darling
  • 4Taft
  • 3CarrollBooked at 90mins
  • 6Deegan
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forBrownat 69'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 19LambeSubstituted forAmooat 55'minutes
  • 10AzeezSubstituted forCorrat 81'minutes
  • 14IbehreBooked at 22mins

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 9Corr
  • 11Dunk
  • 15Osadebe
  • 20Brown
  • 25John
  • 44Pilkington
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,047

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Cambridge United 2.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Junior Morias (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Cambridge United 2. Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Barry Corr replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Cambridge United 1. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Andy Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Cambridge United 1. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jevani Brown replaces Liam O'Neil.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Hakeem Odoffin.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jabo Ibehre.

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

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Hakeem Odoffin (Northampton Town).

Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter32106247
2Lincoln City32106247
3Stevenage32106337
4MK Dons32103127
5Port Vale32014226
6Swindon320178-16
7Forest Green31206335
8Mansfield31206335
9Colchester31203125
10Crewe31116154
11Yeovil31116334
12Oldham31115414
13Tranmere31115504
14Bury31112204
15Carlisle311145-14
16Grimsby311145-14
17Cambridge311157-24
18Newport311124-24
19Crawley310224-23
20Northampton302145-12
21Notts County301227-51
22Cheltenham300303-30
23Macclesfield300338-50
24Morecambe300309-90
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