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Match Reports


Northampton Town 3 Carlisle United 0 - the match report

12 January 2019

Saturday January 12th, 3.00pm      
PTS Academy Stadium

Jack Bridge 48, 62
Junior Morias 72


Attendance: 4,875 (484 away supporters)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Shay Facey, Jay Williams, Aaron Pierre, Jordan Turnbull, George Cox (sub David Buchanan 75), Sam Foley, Shaun McWilliams, Jack Bridge, Sam Hoskins (sub Junior Morias 64), Andy Williams (sub Daniel Powell 64)
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, Hakeem Odoffin, Morgan Roberts, Dean Bowditch
Carlisle: Adam Collin, Danny Grainger, Gary Liddle, Anthony Gerrard, Tom Parkes, Hallam Hope (sub Regan Slater 90), Jamie Devitt, Macaulay Gillesphey (sub Richie Bennett 73), Jack Sowerby, Kelvin Etuhu, Liam McCarron (sub Connor Simpson 63)
Subs not used: Gary Miller, Jason Kennedy, Mike Jones, Louis Gray   

Referee: Lee Swabey

Cobblers: Shaun McWilliams (54, 3rd of the season)  
Carlisle: Kelvin Etuhu (31), Hallam Hope (77)

5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
Carlisle: 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.

George Cox, signed on loan from Brighton at the start of the week, made his debut as the Cobblers took on in-form Carlisle United. Aaron Pierre, making his 50th appearance for the club, captained the side in the absence of the injured Ash Taylor.

Sam Hoskins had a shot blocked at close range and Jack Bridge curled a free-kick just wide in a bright start from the Cobblers. Adam Collin made a good save from Andy Williams before a quick Carlisle counter-attack found Hallam Hope well-placed in front of goal but the one-time Cobblers loanee failed to find the target.

Cox, looking bright on his debut, curled a free-kick over the bar and Jack Sowerby tested David Cornell after combining with Hope. The Cobblers keeper pulled off a fine save to push away a fierce effort from Jamie Devitt, Pierre then alert to block the follow-up effort from Danny Grainger.

Shaun McWilliams saw a shot saved by Collin as the first half ended goalless.

The Cobblers made the breakthrough early in the second half, Jack Bridge firing the ball home after Hoskins' initial effort from Shay Facey’s cross had been blocked.

Centre-back Anthony Gerrard headed over from a free-kick in a half-chance for Carlisle while a deflected effort from Hoskins nearly fell kindly for Bridge. .

It wasn’t long before Jack Bridge did have his second goal of the afternoon though, Sam Foley providing the assist as the Cobblers doubled their lead. Junior Morias and Daniel Powell then came on in a double change for the Cobblers with Connor Simpson on for Carlisle.

Bridge turned provider to set up the Cobblers third goal, playing the ball through to Junior Morias who kept his cool to finish with aplomb. Debutant Cox then received a standing ovation as he was replaced by David Buchanan.

Substitute Simpson spurned a good chance to pull a goal back for Carlisle and the Cobblers closed the game out to claim an impressive 3-0 victory against a side who started the day fifth in Sky Bet League 2 on the back of six straight wins.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (4) 5          
FOULS: (1) 7        

CARLISLE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (3) 3
FOULS: (7) 11

SCRATCH CARD GOAL TIMES: 47:19, 61:22, 71:53

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Ticket News


Buying or collecting tickets on Saturday? Details here

11 January 2019

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

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

Tickets can be purchased ahead of arrival via

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 Carlisle United 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.

Car parking update.

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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