SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday September 26th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 90
LEYTON ORIENT 1
Dean Cox 90
Attendance: 5,061 (800 away fans)
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Darnell Furlong, Zander Diamond, Shaun Brisley, David Buchanan (sub John-Joe O'Toole 46), Ryan Watson, Joel Byrom, Lawson D’Ath (sub Alfie Potter 57), Nicky Adams, Sam Hoskins (sub Marc Richards 57), Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Subs not used: Ryan Clarke, Josh Lelan, Chris Hackett, Evan Horwood
Leyton Orient: Alex Cisak, Sean Clohessy, Frazer Shaw, Connor Essam, Mathieu Baudry, Dean Cox, Ollie Palmer (sub Paul McCallum 77, sub Scott Kashket 87), Jack Payne, Sammy Moore (sub Blair Turgott 67), Bradley Pritchard, Jay Simpson
Subs not used: Alan Dunne, Lloyd James, Charlie Grainger, Freddie Moncur
Referee: Mr M Bull
Leyton Orient: Mathieu Baudry (45)
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
Leyton Orient: none
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.
Zander Diamond replaced Ryan Cresswell (knee) for the visit of league leaders Leyton Orient to Sixfields. Rod McDonald and Paul Corry were also ruled out through injury with the latter likely to miss the rest of the season.
Ian Hendon’s side had a couple of half chances in a cagey opening 25 minutes, Jay Simpson heading over and Dean Cox seeing a shot deflected behind by Shaun Brisley.
Diamond headed wide from a Nicky Adams free-kick on 43 minutes but a tight first half was to end goalless.
The Cobblers were forced into making a change at half-time as their miserable run of injuries continued, skipper David Buchanan the latest victim. John-Jo O’Toole was the player to come on with Joel Byrom lining up at left-back.
Town had started the second half brightly but Adam Smith made two terrific saves as Leyton Orient enjoyed a spell of pressure, denying Sammy Moore and Connor Essam.
Marc Richards and Alfie Potter came on in a double change for the home side, replacing Lawson D’Ath and Sam Hoskins with still over half an hour to play.
Another good save from Smith thwarted Jay Simpson while at the other end Alex Cisak made a good stop with his shin to prevent Alfie Potter from breaking the deadlock.
A lengthy stoppage for a serious looking injury to Leyton Orient substitute Paul McCallum meant six minutes of injury time.
Two minutes into stoppage time the Cobblers took the lead, Joel Byrom’s corner headed in by Dominic Calvert-Lewin via the underside of the crossbar.
There was to be a sting in the tail though as Leyton Orient struck deep into stoppage time, Dean Cox scoring with a 30-yard free-kick.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 5
CORNERS: (4) 7
FOULS: (4) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 2
LEYTON ORIENT MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 4
CORNERS: (4) 9
FOULS: (8) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 5
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta