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Match Reports


Northampton Town 2 Oldham Athletic 1 - the match report

27 October 2018

Saturday October 27th, 3.00pm      
PTS Academy Stadium

John-Joe O'Toole 36
Kevin van Veen 45 pen

Robert Hunt 72

Attendance: 4,767 (351 away supporters)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Shaun McWilliams, Jordan Turnbull, Aaron Pierre, David Buchanan, Matt Crooks, Sam Foley, John-Joe O’Toole, Jack Bridge (sub Hakeem Odoffin 46), Sam Hoskins, Kevin van Veen (sub Daniel Powell 84)
Subs not used: Lewis Ward, Jay Williams, Sean Whaler, Andy Williams, Billy Waters
Oldham: Daniel Iversen, Samuel George Edmundson, Dan Gardner (sub Jose Baxter 46), Chris O’Grady (sub Ishmael Miller 46), Christopher Missilou, Callum Lang, Robert Hunt, Peter Clarke, Gevaro Nepomuceno (sub Jonathan Benteke 69), Mohammed Maouche, Thomas Hamer
Subs not used: Andy Taylor, Sam Graham, Johan Branger, Euan McFarlane 

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Cobblers: Kevin van Veen (34, 4th of the season), John-Joe O'Toole (81, 4th), Daniel Powell (90, 1st)
Oldham: Robert Hunt (35), Samuel George Edmundson (43)

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: Sam Foley (41)      
Oldham: 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.

Following the 5-0 win at Macclesfield in midweek boss Keith Curle made two changes to the side with Sam Hoskins and Kevin van Veen coming in for Daniel Powell and Andy Williams.

Oldham started brightly, Gevaro Nepomuceno firing a shot wide from an acute angle inside the opening 60 seconds on a distinctly chilly afternoon at the PTS Academy Stadium. Nepomuceno and Callum Lang also had shots blocked as the visitors enjoyed an early spell of pressure.

John-Joe O’Toole shot just wide from 20-yards midway through the first half, van Veen teeing up the midfielder following a cross in from David Buchanan. The Cobblers were starting to build a period of pressure but with half an hour played neither goalkeeper had been seriously tested.

The Cobblers took the lead on 36 minutes and it was that man O’Toole again in the right place at the right time to provide the finishing touch to Buchanan’s cross, beating the Latics defence to score from close range with credit also due to van Veen who was heavily involved in the build-up.

Referee Charles Breakspear produced a red card for Sam Foley following a challenge in midfield as the Cobblers were reduced to ten men but Kevin van Veen had the chance to double the lead from the penalty spot before half-time and it was an opportunity the Dutchman took with aplomb.

Hakeem Odoffin replaced Jack Bridge at half-time with Jose Baxter and Ishmael Miller coming on in a double change for Oldham.

Down to ten men but looking dangerous on the break, Sam Hoskins led a quick Cobblers counter-attack, playing the ball into Matt Crooks who lifted the ball over Daniel Iversen but just wide of the Oldham goal. Town were looking comfortable despite their numerical disadvantage and Jonathan Benteke, the younger brother of Crystal Palace striker Christian, came on in what looked a final throw of the dice for the visitors.

Oldham did however pull a goal back when Rob Hunt got the final touch following a scramble inside the area to set up a nervous last 20 minutes.

First Aaron Pierre and then David Buchanan put their body on the line to deny Oldham a shot on goal while at the other end a block on the goal line prevented Matt Crooks making it 3-1 following a good break forward from Daniel Powell, who was on for van Veen.

Six minutes of stoppage time were signalled by the fourth official and the Cobblers remained resolute to claim the three points and record back-to-back wins.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (1) 2          
FOULS: (7) 17        

OLDHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (1) 5
FOULS: (6) 8

SCRATCH CARD GOAL TIMES: 35:03, 44:30, 71:41

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Ticket News


Buying or collecting tickets on arrival? Details here

26 October 2018

Northampton Town welcome Oldham Athletic to the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday.

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 Oldham 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 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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