SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday October 4th, 3.00pm
WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1
Aaron Holloway 90
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Ryan Cresswell 31
Attendance: 3,822 (801 Cobblers fans)
Wycombe: Matt Ingram, Sido Jombati, Joe Jacobson, Aaron Pierre, Alfie Mawson, Paris Cowan-Hall, Peter Murphy, Josh Scowen, Sam Wood, Paul Hayes, Matt McClure (sub Aaron Holloway 64).
Subs not used: Barry Richardson, Stuart Lewis, Matt Bloomfield, Steven Craig, Max Kretzschmar, Nicky Walker
Cobblers: Jordan Archer, Ben Tozer, Ryan Cresswell, Lee Collins, Gregor Robertson, Chris Hackett, Ricky Ravenhill, Joel Byrom, Kaid Mohamed (sub Marc Richards 66), Lawson D’Ath (sub Darren Carter 54), Ivan Toney (sub John-Joe O'Toole 87)
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, David Moyo, Kelvin Langmead, Sam Warburton
Referee: Mr P Miller
Wycombe: Alfie Mawson (90), Saido Jombati (90), Paris Cowan-Hall (90)
Cobblers: Gregor Robertson (33, 1st of the season), Ivan Toney (84, 3rd), Joel Byrom (90, 3rd), Lee Collins (90, 3rd), Ben Tozer (90, 1st)
5 cautions on or before 30 November; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Cobblers: Gregor Robertson (85, two bookable offences, one 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.
Ricky Ravenhill replaced Ryan Watson (cruciate ligament) in the only change to the Cobblers starting eleven with Marc Richards (hamstring) and Kelvin Langmead (Achilles) named on the bench. 45-year old goalkeeper Barry Richardson, who had a spell with Northampton in the early 1990s, was among the Wycombe substitutes.
Wycombe started brightly without posing any real threat, the Cobblers defence looking comfortable. Chances at either end were at a premium in the opening 25 minutes before Matt Ingram was forced into making a save, the Wycombe stopper keeping out a looping header from Kaid Mohamed.
Lawson D’Ath then had a good chance to put the Cobblers ahead just before the half hour mark but put his header over the bar following a pin-point Chris Hackett cross.
Ryan Cresswell put the Cobblers in front soon after, rising highest to head home from a Joel Byrom free-kick.
8 minutes into the second half Chris Wilder made a change, Darren Carter replacing Lawson D’Ath. Town’s second change then came midway through the second half with Kaid Mohamed making way for leading goalscorer Marc Richards.
With the home side’s attacking threat continuing to be nullified, a Paul Hayes header apart, the Cobblers lead was still looking fairly comfortable as the game entered the final 15 minutes.
Wycombe thought they had an equaliser on 80 minutes only to be denied by an off-side flag, Jordan Archer having initially made a terrific save to tip the ball on to the crossbar.
The Cobblers were reduced to ten men for the final few minutes, Gregor Robertson sent off after picking up a second booking for supposed time wasting, when the Cobblers were making a substitution.
Wycombe then scored six minutes into stoppage time, Aaron Holloway heading in from a corner.
WYCOMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 6
CORNERS: (3) 7
FOULS: (9) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 4
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 1
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (1) 1
FOULS: (8) 19
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta