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COBBLERS AIMING FOR TROPHY KICKSTART

A preview of Tuesday's tie, plus an injury update

29 August 2017

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is targeting victory over Cambridge United in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night to kick start the season.

“We want to get our season going and that will be the mindset on Tuesday night,” he said.

"We will train hard and prepare right, we are diligent in our preparation for every game and our preparation for Cambridge will be no different.

"I understand everyone’s frustrated at the minute, I’m frustrated, angry and upset but the only way we get through this period is by sticking together."

Edinburgh also provided an update on the injuries to Aaron Phillips (thigh), John-Joe O’Toole (groin) and Sam Hoskins (knee).

“Aaron is probably going to have to have an operation on the muscle injury so that could be long-term which is a real blow," he admitted.

"Sam is still a few weeks away and John-Joe will hopefully step up his training this week which is good news.”

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NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - COBBLERS WIN 5-4 ON PENALTIES

Northampton Town 1 Cambridge United 1 - the match report

29 August 2017

CHECKATRADE TROPHY       
Tuesday August 29th, 7.45pm       
Sixfields

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Alex Revell 29

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1
Piero Mingoia 27

Attendance: 1,453 (143 away supporters)

Cobblers: Luke Coddington, Brendan Moloney, David Buchanan, Leon Barnett, Ash Taylor, Billy Waters, Shaun McWilliams, Matt Grimes, Daniel Powell, Alex Revell, Chris Long (sub Joe Iaciofano 80)
Subs not used: David Cornell, Aaron Pierre, Dean Bowditch, George Smith, Marc Richards, Matt Crooks

Cambridge: Dimitar Mitov, Jake Carroll, Leon Legge, Piero Mingoia, Jabo Ibehre (sub Ade Azeez 61), Emmanuel Osadebe, Liam O’Neil, Jevani Brown, Paul Lewis (sub Medy Elito 66), Leon Davies (sub Greg Taylor 90), Harry Darling
Subs not used: Finlay Iron, Sam Squire, Jordan Norville-Williams, Ben Worman

Referee: John Brooks

Booked:
Cobblers: Billy Waters (16) 
Cambridge: Leon Legge (83)

Sent off:
Cobblers: none       
Cambridge: none

The Cobblers kicked off their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with their first group game against Cambridge United at Sixfields. Chris Long, Billy Waters and Daniel Powell all came into the side as boss Justin Edinburgh made three changes, switching formation to a back four.

Alex Revell headed over early for the home side while Luke Coddington got down well to save a shot from Jabo Ibehre. An instinctive save from Dimitar Mitov prevented Revell opening the scoring midway through the first half, Long creating the chance with a pin-point cross following some good work down the right by Waters.

Cambridge took the lead on 27 minutes, Piero Mingoia finding the bottom corner with a low strike from just outside the area.

The Cobblers were soon back on terms though, Alex Revell tucking a shot into the top corner following a strong run from Long.

Powell showed some good pace before seeing his shot saved by Mitov and Waters had an effort blocked inside the six-yard box as the first half ended all-square at 1-1.

The second half was more scrappy with clear cut chances for either side hard to come by and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.

Academy graduate Joe Iaciofano came on for the final ten minutes, taking the place of Burnley loanee Chris Long.

The game ended 1-1 and a penalty shoot-out followed, using the new ABBA system, to see which side would collect an additional point.


PENALTIES

Medy Elito (Cambridge) scored 0-1
Alex Revell (Cobblers) scored 1-1
Joe Iaciofano (Cobblers) scored 2-1
Piero Mingoia (Cambridge) scored 2-2
Jevani Brown (Cambridge) scored 2-3
Billy Waters (Cobblers) scored 3-3
Shaun McWilliams (Cobblers) scored 4-3
Liam O’Neil (Cambridge) saved 4-3
Ade Azeez (Cambridge) scored 4-4
Ash Taylor (Cobblers) scored 5-4

The Cobblers won 5-4 on penalties

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 5 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 6
CORNERS: (5) 6          
FOULS: (3) 11        
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3

CAMBRIDGE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 2 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 8
CORNERS: (3) 4
FOULS: (7) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2

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TICKET DETAILS FOR TUESDAY'S CHECKATRADE TROPHY TIE

Arrangements for the visit of Cambridge United

29 August 2017

Northampton Town welcome Cambridge United to Sixfields on Tuesday (August 29th) in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Tickets for this game, which have been reduced to £5 for adults and senior citizens and £1 for under 18s,will be on sale on arrival.

If paying by cash please visit the ticket point opposite the main entrance, if paying by card please visit the main ticket office.

If collecting pre-ordered match tickets, please visit the ticket point opposite the main entrance.

Please note that tickets for forthcoming games and season tickets are still on sale, but for the hour before kick off the ticket office will be selling Cambridge United match tickets only.

Remember, you can buy match tickets via ntfcdirect.co.uk and print your tickets at home!

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