JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY ROUND 2
Tuesday October 7th, 7.45pm
Ryan Taylor 36
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
David Moyo 28
Kaid Mohamed 55
Attendance: 5,853 (162 Cobblers fans)
Portsmouth: Paul Jones, Alex Wynter, Joe Devera (sub Adam Webster 9, sub Nicky Shorey 59), Johnny Ertl, Dan Butler, Nick Awford, Ben Close, Nigel Atangana, Jed Wallace (sub Andy Barcham 46), Ricky Holmes, Ryan Taylor.
Subs not used: Michael Poke, Bradley Tarbuck.
Cobblers: Jordan Archer, Ben Tozer, Ryan Cresswell, Lee Collins, Joel Byrom, Darren Carter, John-Joe O’Toole, Lawson D’Ath, Alex Nicholls, Marc Richards (sub Kaid Mohamed 40), David Moyo (sub Ivan Toney 77).
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Kelvin Langmead, Ricky Ravenhill
Referee: Mr G Horwood
Portsmouth: Ricky Holmes (89)
Cobblers: Lawson D'Ath (81, 1st of the season), Joel Byrom (90, 4th)
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
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.
Darren Carter, John-Joe O’Toole, Marc Richards, David Moyo and Alex Nicholls, recalled from his loan spell at Exeter, all came into the Northampton Town side for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round tie at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth started the brighter but it was the Cobblers who nearly took the lead on 18 minutes when a Marc Richards shot was well saved by Paul Jones. From a quick Pompey counter-attack Ryan Taylor then headed just wide from a Jed Wallace cross.
Jones made a terrific one-handed save to keep out a trademark Richards header on 22 minutes as the Cobblers continued to press their hosts.
David Moyo fired Town in front on 28 minutes, his shot curled in off the post following a slick forward flowing move involving Byrom and a surging run from Carter.
Pompey equalised on 37 minutes, Ryan Taylor showing a good first touch before slotting the ball home.
The Cobblers were then dealt a further blow with top goalscorer Richards forced off with an injury, Kaid Mohamed the player to come on.
Kaid Mohamed put the Cobblers back in front ten minutes into the second half, getting on the end of a Lawson D’Ath cross to finish from close range.
That lead was nearly extended by Ryan Cresswell on 71 minutes, his header from a perfectly delivered Joel Byrom corner coming back off the cross bar.
Ivan Toney replaced Moyo before Alex Nicholls broke clear only to see his shot saved by Jones.
Portsmouth pressed late on but the Cobblers saw out the remainder of the game, including six minutes of stoppage time, to book their place in the next round.
PORTSMOUTH MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 8
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 9
CORNERS: (5) 8
FOULS: (6) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 5
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (7) 11
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 6
CORNERS: (3) 7
FOULS: (5) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta