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Cobblers boss challenges squad ahead of Emirates FA Cup tie

3 November 2017

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has challenged his players to keep momentum building as they prepare for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Scunthorpe United.

Northampton Town have won their last two league games and are unbeaten in three, and Hasselbaink wants that run to keep building.

"We don’t want to stand still, we want to push on and keep trying to grow,” he said.

“I was very happy with the performance against Blackpool and this week is about trying to reinforce the things that we have done well and trying to add more control of the ball.

"We are building a little bit of momentum at the moment and we want to keep on building that.

"Scunthorpe are a very good team, they play good football and they have individuals who can hurt you.

“It will be a different test to Blackpool but we are at home and we want to keep on going.

“The mental aspect and professionalism is going to be very important on Saturday and that’s what I am going to be looking at.”

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Match Reports


Northampton Town 0 Scunthorpe United 0 - the match report

4 November 2017

Saturday November 4th, 3.00pm       



Attendance: 2,820 (277 away supporters)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Shaun McWilliams, David Buchanan, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, Regan Poole, Lewis McGugan, Daniel Powell, John-Joe O’Toole (sub Marc Richards 51), Sam Hoskins (sub Billy Waters 72), Chris Long (sub Dean Bowditch 85)
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, Yaser Kasim, Ryan McGivern, George Smith

Scunthorpe: Matt Gilks, Jordan Clarke, Andrew Crofts, Murray Wallace, Funso Ojo, Josh Morris, Tom Hopper, Hakeeb Adelakun (sub Duane Holmes 65), Lee Novak (sub Kevin van Veen 77), Cameron Burgess, Rory McArdle
Subs not used: Paddy Madden, Clayton Lewis, Charlie Goode, Rory Watson, Lewis Butroid

Referee: Mr Robert Jones

Cobblers: Sam Hoskins (66, 1st of the season)
Scunthorpe: Andrew Crofts (22), Duane Holmes (76). Kevin van Veen (82)

5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 32 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: none   
Scunthorpe: 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.

David Cornell and Lewis McGugan came into the Cobblers side as boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink made two changes for the Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Scunthorpe United. On-loan goalkeeper Matt Ingram was not given permission to play by his parent club QPR while Matt Grimes was rested. New signing, defender Ryan McGivern, started on the bench.

Before kick-off upcoming Remembrance Sunday was marked with a period of silence and the playing of the Last Post.

The woodwork denied the Cobblers and Aaron Pierre the opening goal on 9 minutes, Pierre’s bullet header from a McGugan free-kick rattling the crossbar and bouncing down with appeals that the ball may have crossed the line. Just moments later McGugan was then also denied by the woodwork when his free kick cannoned off the upright.

McGugan saw a free-kick saved by Matt Gilks, Regan Poole volleyed just wide and Pierre had an effort cleared off the line as the Cobblers continued to create chances and were unfortunate not to go in ahead at half-time.

Marc Richards came on early in the second half, replacing John-Joe O’Toole with the midfielder failing to shrug off a knock picked up earlier in the game.

Richards headed wide from a corner and then again went close after getting on the end of a pin-point cross from David Buchanan as the game neared the hour mark.

Scunthorpe's leading goalscorer Josh Morris saw a shot well saved by Cornell in a rare opening for the visitors before Billy Waters came on for Sam Hoskins.

The Cobblers continued to probe the Iron defence as the game continued but it was to end in stalemate, setting up a replay between the two sides at Glanford Park.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (1) 2          
FOULS: (7) 9       

SCUNTHORPE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)       
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (11) 22

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Ticket News


Tickets available on arrival

3 November 2017

Northampton Town welcome Scunthorpe United to Sixfields in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday (3pm).

Tickets for the game will be on sale on arrival. Please visit the main ticket office if you are looking to purchase tickets.

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

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 Scunthorpe United Emirates FA Cup match tickets only.

Remember, you can beat the queues by buying match tickets via 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 1pm.

Three points isn't the only priority on Saturday, 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.

Following the dreadful Manchester Arena bombing in May, stadium managers from clubs have been briefed by counter terrorism police.

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



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