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NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 COLCHESTER UNITED 4

Northampton Town 0 Colchester United 4 - the match report

2 February 2019

SKY BET LEAGUE 2      
Saturday February 2nd, 3.00pm      
PTS Academy Stadium

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

COLCHESTER UNITED 4
Frank Nouble 25
Abobaker Eisa 50
Kane Vincent-Young 53
Sammie Szmodics 67

Attendance: 4,796 (405 away supporters)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Shay Facey, Charlie Goode, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, Jack Bridge, John-Joe O’Toole (sub Daniel Powell 56), Timi Elsnik, Shaun McWilliams, Junior Morias, Marvin Sordell (sub Andy Williams 65)
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, Dean Bowditch, David Buchanan, Jay Williams, Joe Powell
 
Colchester: Rene Gilmartin, Ryan Jackson, Luke Prosser, Frankie Kent, Courtney Senior (sub Brennan Dickenson 66), Harry Pell, Sammie Szmodics (sub Callum Roberts 80), Mikael Mandron (sub Abobaker Eisa 46), Kane Vincent-Young, Ben Stevenson, Frank Nouble
Subs not used: Tom Lapslie, Tom Eastman, Brandon Comley, Dillon Barnes  

Referee: Ross Joyce

Booked:
Cobblers: Charlie Goode (59, 4th of the season)  
Colchester: Mikael Mandron (40)

10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
Colchester: 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.

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) and Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United), signed on loan on transfer deadline day, both came straight in to the side for the visit of promotion chasing Colchester United. Junior Morias partnered Sordell in attack with the fit again John-Joe O’Toole and Shaun McWilliams also back in the starting line-up. Jordan Turnbull was however unavailable for selection through injury. One-time Cobblers loanee Luke Prosser captained the U’s.

A strong run and cross from Aaron Pierre created a chance for Marvin Sordell but the ball maybe just came a bit too quickly to him and he couldn’t keep his shot down. Sammie Szmodics curled a shot just over the bar in the first sight at goal for the visitors.

The Cobblers had made most of the running in the first part of the game but it was Colchester who opened the scoring from a corner, Frank Nouble’s shot from inside the six-yard box going in via a deflection.

Ash Taylor made an important block to deny Harry Pell as Colchester threatened to double their lead while Charlie Goode was also in the right place at the right time to prevent Courtney Senior getting a shot off.

Rene Gilmartin pulled off a fine save to turn behind a fierce volley from Taylor as the Cobblers went close to an equaliser.

Sordell was through on goal at the start of the second half but one-on-one with Gilmartin the Colchester keeper made the save. John-Joe O’Toole had a shot blocked at close range as the home side continued to press forward but they were caught on the break soon after, half-time substitute Abobaker Eisa finishing off a quick counter-attack to double the U’s lead.

Gilmartin made another good save to deny Morias and Colchester then took full advantage, Kane Vincent-Young scoring on the break to make it 3-0. Daniel Powell then replaced O’Toole in the Cobblers first change.

Andy Williams came on for Sordell before Sammie Szmodics added a fourth, turning in a cross from substitute Brennan Dickenson.

Goode headed over from a corner and Gilmartin made another save from Morias as the Cobblers tried to pull a goal back although Colchester continued to look dangerous on the break.

Harry Pell had a chance to increase Colchester’s lead further from the penalty spot after Jack Bridge fouled Callum Roberts but David Cornell dived the right way to make the save, ensuring the game ended 4-0.


COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 9 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 5
CORNERS: (4) 6          
FOULS: (5) 9        
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 6 
 

COLCHESTER MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 10 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (3) 5
FOULS: (4) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 3

SCRATCH CARD GOAL TIMES: 24:29, 49:48, 52:43, 66:15

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Ticket News

BUYING OR COLLECTING TICKETS ON SATURDAY? INFORMATION HERE

Details ahead of Saturday's game

1 February 2019

Tickets for Saturday's game against Colchester United at the PTS Academy Stadium (3.00pm kick off) are now on sale from the ticket office and ntfcdirect.co.uk

Tickets remain on sale and they will be available on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of arrival via ntfcdirect.co.uk.

On Saturday, 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 home and away games are on sale, but for the hour before kick off the ticket office will be selling Colchester United 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 1pm.

Three points isn't the only aim 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. 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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