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Northampton Town 0-1 Crewe Alexandra

Northampton plunged deeper into relegation trouble at the bottom of League One after losing at home to Crewe.

Owen Dale's late goal settled a poor game as the Cobblers dropped to 22nd position, while Crewe moved up to 14th.

Charlie Kirk squandered the game's first big chance when denied by Jonathan Mitchell after 13 minutes before Mark Marshall saw a shot blocked at the other end.

Those were the only chances of note in a scrappy and low-quality first half as both attacks struggled to make any impact on the contest.

Mickel Miller saw a strong penalty appeal turned down late in the half before Sam Hoskins blazed over the bar shortly after the restart.

Goalmouth action remained at a premium in the second half but the big moment arrived with 16 minutes to go.

After Ryan Edmondson fluffed a gilt-edged chance for Northampton, Crewe went straight up the other end and scored the winner as Dale tucked away Luke Murphy's through pass.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Mitchell
  • 15Kioso
  • 28Jones
  • 6Horsfall
  • 23Mills
  • 18Morris
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 47minsSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 45MarshallSubstituted forRoseat 55'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 14MillerSubstituted forEdmondsonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Harriman
  • 5Bolger
  • 10Jones
  • 11Korboa
  • 26Edmondson
  • 29Rose
  • 35Berry

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 5Daniels
  • 16Lancashire
  • 29BecklesBooked at 45mins
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forWintleat 71'minutes
  • 8Lowery
  • 28MurphyBooked at 45mins
  • 19Dale
  • 9PorterSubstituted forMandronat 86'minutes
  • 10KirkSubstituted forAdebisiat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wintle
  • 12Mandron
  • 13Richards
  • 21Adebisi
  • 31Walker
  • 32Evans
  • 33Wood
Referee:
Sam Allison

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away3
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Rio Adebisi replaces Charlie Kirk.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Joseph Mills (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alexander Jones (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra).

  12. Post update

    Peter Kioso (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mikael Mandron replaces Chris Porter.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Joseph Mills (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Alexander Jones replaces Shaun McWilliams.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a through ball.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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