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Colchester United 1-2 Northampton Town

Northampton Town claimed their first League Two win of the season after with victory at Colchester United.

The Cobblers almost scored after 26 seconds through Kevin Van Veen, who blasted over from Junior Morais's pass.

Jack Bridge fired straight at Colchester goalkeeper Dillon Barnes while Matt Crooks, Sam Hoskins and Sam Foley also went close as the Cobblers pressed.

Northampton went ahead less than three minutes after half-time through Crooks, who advanced towards goal before firing home a low 25-yard shot.

Barnes then denied Crooks, but Colchester midfielder Harry Pell's header was saved by keeper David Cornell and substitute Luke Norris's header hit the bar.

Tom Eastman cleared Van Veen's effort off the line before Billy Waters doubled Northampton's lead in the first minute of stoppage-time when he flicked home from close range, after fellow substitute Andy Williams had helped on Sam Hoskins' pass.

Colchester pulled a goal back in the fifth minute of stoppage time through Aaron Pierre's own goal after Cornell had denied Sammie Szmodics, but Northampton claimed victory.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forEastmanat 63'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forMandronat 62'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8Pell
  • 11Dickenson
  • 10Szmodics
  • 45NoubleSubstituted forNorrisat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Norris
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 29Ross
  • 39Collins

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 76mins
  • 22Crooks
  • 8Foley
  • 19BridgeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWatersat 73'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forO'Tooleat 82'minutes
  • 14MoriasSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoffin
  • 5Barnett
  • 9Williams
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Waters
  • 21O'Toole
  • 34Ward
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,791

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Northampton Town 2.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Own Goal by Aaron Pierre, Northampton Town. Colchester United 1, Northampton Town 2.

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matt Crooks.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Northampton Town 2. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Williams.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Kevin van Veen.

Delay in match Frankie Kent (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Luke Norris (Colchester United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Jack Bridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Andy Williams replaces Junior Morias.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Eastman replaces Kane Vincent-Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City5410114713
2MK Dons532052311
3Exeter531183510
4Carlisle531176110
5Newport531166010
6Colchester522110378
7Yeovil52218358
8Oldham52217438
9Stevenage52216518
10Tranmere52216518
11Swindon52211011-18
12Forest Green51407437
13Mansfield51407437
14Crawley521278-17
15Port Vale52035506
16Northampton512267-15
17Grimsby512257-25
18Crewe511368-24
19Bury511357-24
20Cheltenham511324-24
21Cambridge5113510-54
22Morecambe5104111-103
23Macclesfield5023510-52
24Notts County5014513-81
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