Tuesday September 4th, 7.45pm
PTS Academy Stadium
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1
Scott Kashket 11
Attendance: 1,053 (156 away supporters)
Cobblers: Lewis Ward, Hakeem Odoffin, Jordan Turnbull, Leon Barnett, Jay Williams (Academy), Daniel Powell, John-Joe O’Toole, Shaun McWilliams (sub Sean Whaler 82), Dean Bowditch, Billy Waters, Andy Williams
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, David Buchanan, Jack Bridge, Ash Taylor, Sam Foley, Jack Daldy (Academy)
Wycombe: Yves Ma-Kalambay, Anthony Stewart (sub Sido Jombati 46), Sam Saunders, Scott Kashket, Paris Cowan-Hall (sub Randell Williams 74), Michael Harriman, Curtis Thompson, Fred Onyedinma (sub Marcus Bean 59), Nick Freeman, Alex Samuel, Charlie Fox
Subs not used: Dominic Gape, Craig Mackail-Smith, Cameron Yates, Bryn Morris
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Cobblers: John-Joe O'Toole (52), Billy Waters (76)
Wycombe: Charlie Fox (33), Yves Ma-Kalambay (72)
Just three weeks after their first round meeting in the Carabao Cup, the Cobblers and Wycombe Wanderers came up against each other in the Checkatrade Trophy. Shaun McWilliams, back from a hamstring injury picked up on the opening day of the season, captained a side which also included centre-back Jay Williams from the club’s academy.
Scott Kashket drew an early save from Lewis Ward and it was the aforementioned Kashket who opened the scoring on 11 minutes with a fine strike into the top corner.
Alex Samuel on the stretch couldn’t convert Nick Freeman’s cross and Ward saved from Paris Cowan-Hall as Wycombe went close to a second. Anthony Stewart blocked a goal-bound effort from Dean Bowditch in a half-chance for the Cobblers and it was the League 1 side who led at the break.
The Cobblers upped the tempo at the start of the second half, Billy Waters firing over the bar following a corner. Wycombe continued to look dangerous at the other end though with a deflected effort from Cowan-Hall and a shot just wide from Kashket.
Waters tried a shot from 30-yards that had Yves Ma-Kalambay scrambling before Dean Austin made a change, Academy graduate Sean Whaler coming on to make his Cobblers debut.
A goal-line clearance from Sido Jombati denied Bowditch late on and Wycombe claimed the win. The Cobblers next game in the competition is a trip to Oxford United on Tuesday 9 October.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 3
CORNERS: (1) 3
FOULS: (5) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
WYCOMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (0) 3
FOULS: (3) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3