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Northampton Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Northampton Town registered their third-straight league win with a comfortable victory over Crewe Alexandra.

Andy Williams and Daniel Powell scored either side of half-time to take the Cobblers up to 15th in League Two.

Sam Hoskins nodded the ball over in a strong start by the hosts and they were ahead after 18 minutes when Kevin Van Veen pounced on a loose pass, rounded goalkeeper Ben Garratt and laid it on a plate for Williams to just about beat the defender on the line.

Garratt prevented Williams from doubling his tally on the half-hour mark and then Shaun McWilliams hit the crossbar with a fine curling effort as Northampton dominated the opening 45 minutes.

Crewe made a better start to the second half when Oliver Finney shot straight at home goalkeeper David Cornell while John-Joe O'Toole headed against the post for the hosts.

The points were sealed by Powell who - two minutes after coming off the substitutes' bench - profited from O'Toole's fine work when smashing into the bottom corner with his first touch late on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Odoffin
  • 16Pierre
  • 18Turnbull
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 51minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
  • 22CrooksSubstituted forWatersat 42'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 3Buchanan
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forPowellat 79'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 11Powell
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Waters
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 24Whaler
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 30WhelanSubstituted forNolanat 45'minutes
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 3Pickering
  • 20KirkSubstituted forNichollsat 73'minutes
  • 21Finney
  • 15Wintle
  • 11Ainley
  • 9Miller
  • 10BowerySubstituted forPorterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 12Nolan
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 29Hunt
  • 33O'Connor
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
5,401

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

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

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right.

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jay Williams replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John-Joe O'Toole.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Charlie Kirk.

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Hakeem Odoffin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City17113332151736
2MK Dons1797124101434
3Colchester1794431161531
4Tranmere178632516930
5Exeter178542617929
6Newport178542529-429
7Stevenage178452116528
8Forest Green176922617927
9Bury1775528181026
10Mansfield16510123121125
11Carlisle177281922-323
12Crawley177282429-523
13Port Vale176471721-422
14Yeovil165652318521
15Northampton175662021-121
16Swindon175661922-321
17Oldham165562118320
18Crewe175481619-319
19Cambridge175391627-1118
20Morecambe1752101729-1217
21Grimsby164391021-1115
22Notts County163492036-1613
23Cheltenham162591225-1311
24Macclesfield1714121435-217
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