A match report from Northampton Town v York City at Sixfields, 11 January 2014
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday January 11th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
YORK CITY 2
Ryan Bowman 68
Wes Fletcher 71 pen
Attendance: 4,448 (464 away fans)
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Kevin Amankwaah (sub Matty Harriott 74), Ben Tozer, Lee Collins, Sean McGinty, Matty Blair, Gary Deegan, Darren Carter, Ishmel Demontagnac (sub Danny Emerton 62), Antonio German, Hallam Hope (sub David Moyo 71).
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, JJ Hooper Ivan Toney, Paul Reid
York: Michael Ingham, Lanre Oyebanjo, Ben Davies, David McGurk, Michael Coulson, Wes Fletcher (sub Ryan Jarvis 87, sub Tom Platt 90), Russell Penn, Josh Carson, Lewis Montrose, Keith Lowe, Ryan Bowman
Subs not used: Jamal Fyfield, Shaquille McDonald, Tom Allen, Chris Dickinson, Adam Reed
Referee: Mr G Scott
Cobblers: Ben Tozer (90, 3rd of the season)
York: David McGurk (32), Lanre Oyebanjo (84)
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
New loan signings Matty Blair and Sean McGinty both came straight into the side with Ishmel Demontagnac also recalled to the starting line-up.
Chris Hackett (hamstring) was unavailable for selection while Paul Reid and Danny Emerton dropped to the bench. McGinty was named at left-back with Tozer reverting to centre-half. Lee Collins captained the side.
The Cobblers started brightly and in the opening 15 minutes, Antonio German headed wide from a Kevin Amankwaah cross while Demontagnac drew a save from Michael Ingham.
Michael Coulson was away for York on 20 minutes but Ben Tozer did well to get back and make the block. Matt Duke then did well to save a Josh Carson free-kick. Demontagnac fired over on 39 minutes in the final attempt of the first half.
Hallam Hope found the side netting at the start of the second half having been played in by an incisive throughball by Demontagnac. From a Hope cross Matty Blair then spurned a good chance in front of goal, failing to connect cleanly with a header from Hope's cross.
Caretaker boss Andy King made his first change just after the hour mark, Danny Emerton coming on for Demontagnac.
A headed interception from Tozer denied Wes Fletcher on 66 minutes but York had the lead soon after, Ryan Bowman with a looping header to beat Matt Duke.
York were awarded a penalty on 70 minutes, Kevin Amankwaah penalised for a clip on Michael Coulson. Wes Fletcher stepped up to make it 2-0.
Andy King then made an immediate substitution with David Moyo replacing Hallam Hope. Matty Harriott was then introduced into the action with Amankwaah the player to make way.
Ben Tozer had a header saved on 86 minutes before a shot from Gary Deegan was blocked by the York defence. Nigel Worthington’s side then saw out four minutes of injury time without incident to claim the three points.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 9
CORNERS: (1) 5
FOULS: (7) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3
YORK MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 2
CORNERS: (1) 1
FOULS: (3) 6
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta.