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JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK ON IMPORTANCE OF FLEETWOOD CLASH

The Cobblers boss looks ahead to Saturday's big game

23 March 2018

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says his side know the importance of the fixture as he previews Saturday’s game at Fleetwood.

“There is no doubt it’s a big game for both teams,” he said.

“It’s not going to decide anything but it can push one team in the right direction or make things a little bit harder.

“Fleetwood have been hard to beat in their last few matches and they have been a little bit more solid. They have played a different system in their last three games and it’s important we are flexible.

“We have been very stubborn away from home and I want that to continue. We want our away performances to keep going and we need to keep working hard on getting our home form better.

“We didn’t get the three points that we wanted and I felt we deserved against Shrewsbury but overall the performance was very positive and encouraging. It showed the commitment is there but we need that level of performance on a more consistent basis.

“It felt like there was a real unity between the fans and the players on Tuesday night and that’s what we need. We are definitely a lot stronger together and it would have been so nice if we could have got the three points but it gave the players a big boost and I can say to the players now that’s the minimum we need to do.” 

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FLEETWOOD TOWN 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Fleetwood Town 2 Northampton Town 0 - the match report

24 March 2018

SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday March 24th, 3.00pm
Highbury

FLEETWOOD TOWN 2
Kyle Dempsey 18
Cian Bolger 83

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Attendance: 3,049 

Fleetwood: Alex Cairns, Lewie Coyle, Ashley Eastham, Nathan Pond, Kyle Dempsey, Conor McAleny (sub Bobby Grant 66), Cian Bolger, Toumani Diagouraga, Paddy Madden (sub Jordy Hiwula 80), Ashley Hunter, Jack Sowerby (sub George Glendon 89)
Subs not used: Chris Neal, Wes Burns, Gethin Jones, Harrison Biggins

Cobblers: Richard O’Donnell, Shay Facey, Brendan Moloney, Ash Taylor, Jordan Turnbull, Joe Bunney, Hildeberto Pereira, Shaun McWilliams (sub Gboly Ariyibi 70), Matt Grimes, Boris Mathis (sub Kevin Luckassen 46), Kevin van Veen (sub Chris Long 79)
Subs not used: David Cornell, Leon Barnett, Sam Foley, Sam Hoskins

Referee: Mr Robert Lewis

Booked:
Fleetwood: Jack Sowerby (70)
Cobblers: Kevin Luckassen (90, 1st of the season)

15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Fleetwood: none
Cobblers: 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.

Shaun McWilliams replaced the suspended John-Joe O’Toole in the only change to the side, Sam Foley coming onto the bench. Matt Crooks served the final game of his three-match ban.

After a cagy opening ten minutes Boris Mathis drew a comfortable save from Alex Cairns after a good driving run from McWilliams.

It was Fleetwood who broke the deadlock on 18 minutes though, Kyle Dempsey with a first-time finish from the edge of the area. The game was scrappy and the goal came out of nothing, Toumani Diagouraga providing the assist for Dempsey.

Ashley Eastham headed over from a Jack Sowerby free-kick while Kevin van Veen couldn’t keep his shot down after some good work by Hildeberto Pereira.

Kevin Luckassen came on for the second half with Mathis, who appeared to pick up a knock in the first half, the player to make way.

The Cobblers were almost back on level terms when Pereira made a good run before playing the ball wide to van Veen but with Luckassen lurking agonisingly no one could quite get on the end of his devilish ball across the six-yard box. Luckassen then headed wide from a Matt Grimes corner as the Cobblers continued to press hard for an equaliser.

A good save from Richard O’Donnell denied Fleetwood substitute Jordy Hiwula but from the subsequent corner Cian Bolger stabbed home from close range to double the home side’s lead. There was no way back for the Cobblers after that and it was Fleetwood who claimed the three points.  

FLEETWOOD MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (1) 6
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 5
CORNERS: (0) 6
FOULS: (6) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1

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TICKET DETAILS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME AT FLEETWOOD

Arrangements for the trip to Highbury

21 March 2018

Fleetwood Town v Northampton Town
Sky Bet League 1
Saturday March 24th 2018
Kick off 3.00pm

Tickets for the above game are now on sale from Sixfields and ntfcdirect.co.uk

We have been allocated 500 terrace tickets in the Percy Ronson Stand and 400 seat tickets in Parkside.

Tickets are priced as follows:

TERRACE TICKETS
Adult £22
Over 65 £17
Student £10 (valid student ID required on admission)
Under 18 £10
Under 16 £5
Under 5 FREE

SEAT TICKETS (please note seat tickets are not available online, but can be purchased from Sixfields or by calling 01604 683777.)
Adult £24
Over 65 £19
Student £12 (valid student ID required on admission)
Under 18 £12
Under 16 £7
Under 5 FREE

Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant age price and the registered carer goes free of charge.

Please note proof of status and ID must be produced upon entry to the ground for all concession tickets. Failure to produce this means the supporter must pay the difference to upgrade to an adult ticket.

Advanced tickets sales will end at 4pm on Friday.

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