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Match Reports


Northampton Town 1 Morecambe 1 - the match report

26 January 2019

Saturday January 26th, 2.00pm      
PTS Academy Stadium

Timi Elsnik 22

Richie Bennett 52

Attendance: 4,512 (96 away fans)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Shay Facey (sub Andy Williams 56), Jay Williams, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, Jack Bridge, Jordan Turnbull, Joe Powell (sub Morgan Roberts 76), Timi Elsnik, Junior Morias (sub Daniel Powell 70), Sam Hoskins
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, David Buchanan, Scott Pollock, Camron McWilliams 
Morecambe: Mark Halstead, Zak Mills, Alex Kenyon, Andrew Tutte, Richie Bennett (sub Paul McKay 90), Vadaine Oliver, Kevin Ellison, Ritchie Sutton, Sam Lavelle, Rhys Oates (sub Liam Mandeville 72), Jordan Cranston
Subs not used: Luke Conlon, Steven Old, Dawid Szczepaniak, Carlos Mendes-Gomes,  Ben Hedley   

Referee: Lee Collins

Cobblers: Aaron Pierre (15, 4th of the season) 
Morecambe: Sam Lavelle (36)

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

Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
Morecambe: 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.

New loan signings Timi Elsnik (Derby County) and Joe Powell (West Ham United) both came straight into the Cobblers midfield for the visit of Morecambe to the PTS Academy Stadium. Defender Ash Taylor also came back in to the side after recovering from injury. The game kicked off at the earlier time of 2pm in order to avoid a direct clash with the Northampton Saints.

A cross from Jack Bridge set up a chance for Junior Morias on nine minutes but his effort was straight at Mark Halstead. There was then another half chance for Morias when a long looping throw from Taylor caused Morecambe problems but he couldn’t quite find the target.

The Cobblers were on top and got the goal they deserved midway through the first half, debutant Timi Elsnik finding the top corner from close range after a bit of pinball in the Morecambe area.

David Cornell pulled off a fine save to deny Andrew Tutte an equaliser before Morias saw a shot blocked at close range as the action quickly switched to the other end of the field. A double chance for Sam Hoskins then followed, Halstead making a good save from his first attempt with his follow-up effort wide.

Morecambe posed a threat on the break and but for one of his own players, in an off-side position, getting in the way, Rhys Oates may well have equalised before half-time while another chance for Hoskins went begging and Elsnik went close to a second with a deflected effort that went just wide in first half added time.

The Cobblers started the second half brightly but Morecambe equalised on the break, Richie Bennett on the end of a ball in from Kevin Ellison to tap home at the far post.

Andy Williams joined the action in place of Shay Facey in Keith Curle’s first change of the afternoon, the Cobblers continuing on the front foot despite the Shrimps equaliser. Hoskins curled a shot from 20-yards into the side netting before Cornell had to be alert at the other end to save from Vadaine Oliver.

Rhys Oates went close to putting the away side in front from a corner as Daniel Powell came on for Morias. Oliver then had the ball in the back of the net following another quick break from the visitors but the flag was already raised for off-side. Morgan Roberts replaced Joe Powell in the Cobblers final change with just under fifteen minutes to play.

Shrimps substitute Liam Mandeville dragged a shot wide and Halstead saved from Hoskins as time ticked toward the 90-minute mark with the score still 1-1 and that was how it finished.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (2) 6          
FOULS: (4) 6        

MORECAMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (2) 3 
FOULS: (3) 4


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Ticket News


Arrangements for Saturday's game with Morecambe

25 January 2019

Tickets for Saturday's game against Morecambe at the PTS Academy Stadium (2.00pm 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 Morecambe 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 12pm.

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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