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NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 SHREWSBURY TOWN 1

Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 1 - the match report

20 March 2018

SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Tuesday March 20th, 7.45pm       
Sixfields

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Shay Facey 45

SHREWSBURY TOWN 1
Jon Nolan 67

Attendance: 4,788 (615 away fans)

Cobblers: Richard O’Donnell, Shay Facey, Brendan Moloney, Ash Taylor, Jordan Turnbull, Joe Bunney, Hildeberto Pereira (sub Shaun McWilliams 82), John-Joe O’Toole, Matt Grimes, Boris Mathis (sub Gboly Ariyibi 74), Kevin van Veen (sub Kevin Luckassen 59)
Subs not used: David Cornell, Leon Barnett, Chris Long, Sam Hoskins

Shrewsbury: Dean Henderson, Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Abu Ogogo, Carlton Morris (sub Lenell John-Lewis 88), Bryn Morris, Luke Hendrie (sub Stefan Payne 59), Jon Nolan, Aristote Nsiala, Alex Rodman
Subs not used: Max Lowe, Nathan Thomas, Arthur Gnahoua, Craig MacGillivray, Sam Jones

Referee: Andy Davies

Booked:
Cobblers: Joe Bunney (66, 7th of the season), Brendan Moloney (90, 3rd)
Shrewsbury: Omar Beckles (31), Jon Nolan (85)    

15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: John-Joe O'Toole (64)   
Shrewsbury: Abu Ogogo (64)

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. 

Second-placed Shrewsbury Town were the visitors to Sixfields for the Cobblers final midweek home game of the season. Everton loanee Boris Mathis made his first start with Kevin van Veen and Shay Facey also both back in the starting line-up. Matt Crooks served the second game of his three-match ban.

There was a good atmosphere inside Sixfields as the Cobblers started brightly, Jo Bunney putting in a dangerous cross that was gathered in well by Dean Henderson.

Van Veen had a shot from distance turned behind by Henderson after some more good work from Bunney while Abu Ogogo saw a header deflected just wide and Brendan Moloney made an important block to deny Alex Rodman.

The Cobblers took the lead just before half-time, Shay Facey applying the finishing touch to Bunney’s left-wing cross, Mathis also doing well to feed the ball to Bunney in the build-up.

Van Veen had a shot blocked by Nsiala and Henderson saved from Hildeberto Pereira as the Cobblers continued to press Shrewsbury at the start of the second half.

Both sides were down to ten men when referee Andy Davies sent off John-Joe O’Toole and Abu Ogogo following a flashpoint between the two players.

Not long after the double sending off Shrewsbury were back on level terms, Jon Nolan with a low strike from the edge of the area.

As the game entered the final five minutes it needed a Vital interception from Ash Taylor to block a shot from Shrews substitute Stefan Payne before Omar Beckles header from the subsequent corner rattled the woodwork.

The game was still in the balance going into stoppage time but despite some nervy moments for both sides in the end the points were shared.

 

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 1
CORNERS: (1) 4          
FOULS: (5) 12       
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1

SHREWSBURY MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)       
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 6
CORNERS: (5) 7
FOULS: (2) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1  

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TICKETS AVAILABLE ON ARRIVAL FOR THE VISIT OF SHREWSBURY TOWN

Sixfields hosts the high flying Shrews on Tuesday night

20 March 2018

Promotion chasing Shrewsbury Town come to Sixfields on Tuesday night for an important Sky Bet League 1 fixture (7.45pm).

Tickets for the game will be available on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased online via ntfcdirect.co.uk.

On Tuesday evening, please visit the main ticket office if you are looking to purchase tickets on arrival.

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 on sale, but for the hour before kick off the ticket office will be selling Shrewsbury Town match tickets only.

Remember, you can beat the queues by buying match tickets via ntfcdirect.co.uk and printing your tickets at home! 

As part of increased security measures, a 100% search policy will be in operation. Because of this, supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible. Turnstiles will be open from 6.30pm.

Three points isn't the only priority on Tuesday, making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

Northampton Town have been working closely with the police and the EFL to review security at Sixfields. Now we are asking you to do your bit.

It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:
• Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks 
• Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground 
• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away 
• If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999 
• In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them 
• If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile 
• Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles 
• Once you are safe, follow Northamptonshire Police on Twitter for updates

POLITE NOTICE: Supporters are reminded that only food and drink purchased within the stadium should be consumed on the stadium premises please. Thank you.

 

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