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Northampton Town 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Northampton Town survived over 50 minutes with 10 men to beat Oldham Athletic at Sixfields.

Sam Foley was sent off late in the first half but goals from John-Joe O'Toole and Kevin Van Veen handed Keith Curle his fourth win from seven games in charge.

O'Toole's opener came after he got between two defenders and headed Van Veen's cross beyond goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

The home side were reduced to 10 men moments later as Foley saw red for a late challenge on Christopher Missilou, but they added a second on the cusp of half-time through Van Veen's spot-kick.

Matt Crooks was close to a third soon after the restart but Oldham - with their numerical advantage - dominated the second period and were back to within one when Robert Hunt poked over the line after an almighty scramble.

The visitors poured forward in search of an equaliser but Northampton defended resolutely to cling on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cornell
  • 18Turnbull
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 17McWilliams
  • 8FoleyBooked at 42mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 81mins
  • 22Crooks
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forOdoffinat 45'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPowellat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Odoffin
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 20Waters
  • 24Whaler
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward

Oldham

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 26Clarke
  • 4EdmundsonBooked at 43mins
  • 23HuntBooked at 35mins
  • 19Lang
  • 6GardnerSubstituted forBaxterat 45'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forBentekeat 69'minutes
  • 28Maouche
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Baxter
  • 11Miller
  • 14Benteke
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 43McFarlane
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,767

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Booking

    Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

    Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Kevin van Veen.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Buchanan.

  19. Booking

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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