SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Tuesday February 23rd, 7.45pm
YORK CITY 1
Russell Penn 90
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
James Collins 40
John Marquis 51
Attendance: 2,887 (434 Cobblers fans)
York: Scott Flinders, Bradley Fewster, Kyle Cameron, Luke Summerfield, David Winfield, Michael Coulson, Jake Hyde (sub Kenny McEvoy 60), Luke Hendrie, Josh Carson (sub Russell Penn 60), Matty Dixon (sub Vadaine Oliver 60), Lubo Satka.
Subs not used: Michael Ingham, Derek Riordan, George Swan, Reece Thompson.
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Brendan Moloney, Zander Diamond, Rod McDonald, David Buchanan, Jason Taylor, Danny Rose, Lawson D’Ath (sub Joel Byrom 88), Nicky Adams (sub Ricky Holmes 78), John Marquis (sub Sam Hoskins 62), James Collins
Subs not used: Ryan Clarke, Luke Prosser, Ryan Cresswell, Lee Martin
Referee: Mr S Stockbridge
10 cautions on or before 12 March; 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.
Having joined on loan from Millwall, two years on from a previous loan spell at Sixfields, John Marquis went straight into the Cobblers side for the midweek trip to York. John-Joe O’Toole missed out with a minor knock picked up against Wycombe while Ricky Holmes and Lee Martin started the night on the bench, Jason Taylor and Lawson D’Ath their replacements.
On a cold night in Yorkshire Scott Flinders saved an early shot from Taylor as the Cobblers started the game on the front foot.
A good run from Marquis on 18 minutes lead to a chance but the York keeper went down well to smother the shot.
The breakthrough for the Cobblers came five minutes before half-time, James Collins heading in a perfectly delivered cross from Brendan Moloney.
John Marquis' close range finish doubled Town’s lead on 51 minutes, James Collins providing the assist.
York boss Jackie McNamara made a triple change in a bid to try and get his side back into the game, bringing on Vadaine Oliver, Russell Penn and Kenny McEvoy for the final half an hour. Sam Hoskins replaced Marquis in the Cobblers first change.
Michael Coulson drew a good save from Adam Smith and Bradley Fewster saw a header deflected behind as York pressed.
Ricky Holmes replaced Nicky Adams for the closing stages and but for a fine finger-tip save from Flinders Collins would have added a third goal.
Russell Penn pulled a goal back for York in the third minute of stoppage time but the goal wasn’t enough to stop the Cobblers recording their tenth successive league victory.
YORK MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 3
CORNERS: (3) 4
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 6
CORNERS: (6) 9
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 9
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta