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Crawley Town 0-1 Northampton Town

Kevin van Veen's second-half penalty earned Northampton their first win in four League Two games as they beat 10-man Crawley 1-0.

Van Veen struck in the 53rd minute and just two minutes later, the hosts' top-scorer Ollie Palmer was shown a straight red card by referee Craig Hicks.

Crawley went close to taking the lead in the 16th minute when Panutche Camara cut inside and drove a fierce shot against the crossbar.

Former MK Dons midfielder Dean Bowditch should have done better for Northampton when he shot wastefully over following defensive hesitation.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the first half and Cobblers defender David Buchanan had a close-range shot blocked shortly before the break.

The visitors broke the deadlock eight minutes after the interval when Aaron Pierre was pushed by Palmer in the area and Van Veen blasted home the penalty for his 10th goal of the season.

Palmer, returning from suspension, was dismissed soon after following a flare up with Pierre.

Despite the dismissal, Crawley pushed for an equaliser and Josh Payne had a shot parried by goalkeeper David Cornell before Camara fired wide in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 16Maguire
  • 33N'Gala
  • 5McNerney
  • 14Francomb
  • 28CamaraBooked at 73mins
  • 21Bulman
  • 4PayneBooked at 13minsSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 78'minutes
  • 11Gambin
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 61'minutes
  • 9PalmerBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 3Doherty
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 20Vincelot

Northampton

  • 1CornellBooked at 70mins
  • 18Turnbull
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 2Facey
  • 8FoleySubstituted forCrooksat 57'minutes
  • 15Bowditch
  • 17McWilliams
  • 3BuchananBooked at 47mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMoriasat 80'minutes
  • 7HoskinsSubstituted forPowellat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Waters
  • 22Crooks
  • 34Ward
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,389

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Northampton Town 1.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Joe Maguire.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Foul by Joe Maguire (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Sam Hoskins.

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nathaniel-George replaces Josh Payne.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

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

Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Foul by Joe Maguire (Crawley Town).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Francomb (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Booking

David Cornell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Dominic Poleon.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matt Crooks replaces Sam Foley.

Dismissal

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) is shown the red card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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