SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Tuesday March 17th, 7.45pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
CARLISLE UNITED 2
Jason Kennedy 68
Kyle Dempsey 72
Attendance: 3,682 (195 away fans)
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Brendon Moloney, Ryan Cresswell, Lee Collins (sub Billy Bodin 74), Tom Newey, Jason Taylor, Darren Carter (sub Joel Byrom 76), Lawson D’Ath, James Gray, John-Joe O’Toole (sub Ivan Toney 69), Chris Hackett
Subs not used: Shwan Jalal, Zander Diamond, Ross Perry, Sam Warburton
Carlisle: Dan Hanford, Danny Grainger, Jason Kennedy, David Amoo (sub Paul Thirlwell 82), Brad Potts, Patrick Brough, Kyle Dempsey, Sean O’Hanlon, Derek Asamoah (sub Billy Paynter 64), Matt Young, Paul Corry (sub Steven Rigg 64)
Subs not used: Nathan Buddle, Raphael Spiegel, Charlie Wyke, Anthony Griffith
Referee: Mr T Robinson
Cobblers: Tom Newey (66)
Carlisle: Matt Young (75), Brad Potts (83), Steven Rigg (90)
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.
Boss Chris Wilder was forced into making two changes for the visit of Carlisle with Ricky Holmes (knee) and Evan Horwood (groin) sidelined. Chris Hackett and Tom Newey came into the side with Joel Byrom, back from suspension, named on the bench. Former Cobbler Derek Asamoah started up front for Carlisle.
After a quiet start to the game the first chance of the night fell to Lawson D'Ath but his header across the face of goal was well saved by Dan Hanford.
In a first half of very few chances for either side Brendon Moloney fired a shot just over from distance while Sean O’Hanlon headed narrowly wide from a Carlisle corner.
The second half started at a higher tempo and on 54 minutes Moloney shot just over.
Carlisle took the lead on 68 minutes, Jason Kennedy turning the ball home.
Ivan Toney replaced John-Joe O’Toole almost immediately but the Cumbrians lead was quickly doubled when Kyle Dempsey headed home on 72 minutes.
Billy Bodin and Joel Byrom came on for Lee Collins and Darren Carter but the Cobblers couldn’t find a way back into the game as their six-match winning home run came to an end.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 8
CORNERS: (2) 6
FOULS: (2) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
CARLISLE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 1
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (2) 5
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta