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Stevenage 1-2 Northampton Town

Andy Williams came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Northampton beat promotion-chasing Stevenage.

Loanee Joe Powell had given the Cobblers a first-half lead but Alex Revell appeared to have earned a point for the hosts with a 79th-minute equaliser.

But Williams, a 76th-minute substitute, kept his composure in the first minute of added time to settle the League Two contest.

The visitors took the lead after pouncing on Luther James-Wildin's mistake in the 19th minute. Forward Sam Hoskins won the ball deep in the Stevenage half before finding Powell, who slotted into the net.

The Cobblers could have added a second as Hoskins found space on the edge of the area but he curled his effort just wide of the far-right post.

Boro pressed for an equaliser, with James-Wildin's cross causing problems for goalkeeper David Cornell before Northampton cleared their lines.

The home side eventually got their equaliser as the impressive Ilias Chair saw his free-kick headed in at the back post by Revell.

But Williams had the final say when he nicked the ball off Michael Timlin and drove at goal before chipping past keeper Paul Farman.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1FarmanBooked at 90mins
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 3Hunt
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forSonupeat 71'minutes
  • 4TimlinBooked at 51mins
  • 8ByromSubstituted forBallat 90'minutes
  • 23GibsonSubstituted forGuthrieat 60'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 12Chair

Substitutes

  • 7Ball
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 25Henry
  • 27Byrne
  • 28Guthrie
  • 37Martin

Northampton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cornell
  • 18TurnbullSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 87mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 64mins
  • 19Bridge
  • 4GoodeBooked at 47mins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 10PowellBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 27SordellSubstituted forFoleyat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Foley
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 17McWilliams
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,540

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  8. Booking

    Paul Farman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Booking

    Sam Foley (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jimmy Ball replaces Joel Byrom.

  14. Booking

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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