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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Cambridge United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Daniel Powell.