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03 July 2018 Venue Fernie Fields Attendance Referee Andy Woolmer

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Sileby Rangers
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2nd Half
Northampton Town

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DEAN AUSTIN EAGER TO GET PRE-SEASON GAMES UNDER WAY

The Cobblers boss looks ahead to Tuesday's Sileby Rangers opener

2 July 2018

Northampton Town manager Dean Austin is looking forward to getting the pre-season fixtures under way.

The Cobblers kick off their pre-season campaign at Sileby Rangers on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) after a week and a half of pre-season training, and Austin says the squad are in decent shape.

“We’ve already been doing a lot of work with the ball in training,” he said.

“The players were told at the end of last season that if I was here they needed to get a lot of the leg work in before they came back. I like to do a lot of work with the ball early.

“There is no guarantee for any player here, we have got a good squad and places are going to have to be earned.

“We’ve got to be ready for the challenge that comes our way this year.

“It’s going to be a massive ask of our squad but if we do our work right hopefully we will be in for a good season.”

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SILEBY RANGERS 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Sileby Rangers 0 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

3 July 2018

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
Tuesday July 3rd, 7.45pm
Fernie Fields

SILEBY RANGERS 0

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Morgan Roberts 72
Sam Foley 86

Cobblers first half: David Cornell, Aaron Phillips, Ash Taylor, Jordan Turnbull, Camron McWilliams, Joe Iaciofano, Sean Whaler, John-Joe O’Toole, Jack Bridge, Kevin van Veen, Andy Williams

Cobblers second half: James Goff, Shay Facey, Leon Barnett, Aaron Pierre, David Buchanan, Billy Waters, Shaun McWilliams, Sam Foley, Daniel Powell, Morgan Roberts, Sam Hoskins

Referee: Mr Andy Woolmer

Sileby: none
Cobblers: none

Sent off:
Sileby: none
Cobblers: none

As has become tradition in recent years, the Cobblers pre-season campaign kicked off with a game against Sileby Rangers at Fernie Fields.

Matt Crooks (hamstring) and Dean Bowditch (knee) were unavailable for selection, Crooks not risked as a precaution. Summer signing striker Andy Williams made his first appearance for the club while right-back Aaron Phillips, invited back for pre-season training after missing virtually the entirety of the 2017/18 campaign through injury, was also given a run out as boss Dean Austin opted to field a different eleven in each half.

Former Cobblers striker Courtney Herbert, playing as a centre-back captained Sileby.

Despite some good early possession from the Cobblers there were very few chances for either side before Kevin van Veen curled a 25th minute free-kick just wide. At the other end David Cornell made a smart save, diving to his right to keep out a free-kick from Joyce.

Sam Hoskins curled a free-kick just over the bar as the game approached the hour mark before Morgan Roberts also went close with a free-kick after Aaron Pierre and Leon Barnett both had headers blocked. 

Academy graduate Morgan Roberts then broke the deadlock, his header from a Daniel Powell cross going in off the post. Sam Foley added a second late on, heading home powerfully from a delivery from Shay Facey.

SILEBY MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 2
CORNERS: (2) 2
FOULS: (4) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4 
CORNERS: (2) 4 
FOULS: (5) 6
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3 

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SILEBY RANGERS ADMISSION DETAILS

Arrangements for the pre-season opener at Fernie Fields

1 July 2018

Northampton Town play their first pre-season fixture at Sileby Rangers on Tuesday evening.

Kick off at Fernie Fields is at 7.45pm for the game that has become the Cobblers traditional pre-season curtain raiser.

Admission is by paying on arrival, priced at £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.

England.s World Cup last sixteen tie with Colombia will be shown in the bar at Fernie Fields.

Northampton Town's second pre-season game is away at St Albans City on Saturday.

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