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26 July 2019 Venue PTS Academy Stadium Attendance 1,904 Referee Kevin Friend

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

Northampton Town
2 - 1
MK Dons
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Match Reports


Northampton Town 2 MK Dons 1 - the match report

26 July 2019

Friday July 26th, 7.30pm
PTS Academy Stadium

Sam Hoskins 13
Harry Smith 56

Kieran Agard 86

Attendance: 1,904 (596 away fans)

Cobblers: David Cornell, Reece Hall-Johnson, Charlie Goode, Jordan Turnbull, Joe Martin, Sam Hoskins, Alan McCormack, Chris Lines, Nicky Adams, Matt Warburton, Harry Smith
Subs: Steve Arnold, Joe Bunney, Shaun McWilliams, Scott Wharton, Ryan Watson, Scott Pollock, Andy Williams, Ryan Hughes, Morgan Roberts, Jay Williams

MK Dons: Lee Nicholls, George Williams, Dean Lewington, Joe Walsh, Russell Martin, Callum Brittain, Ryan Harley, Jordan Houghton, Jordan Bowery, Conor McGrandles, Joe Mason
Subs: Regan Poole, Stuart Moore, Kieran Agard, Baily Cargill, Hiram Boateng, Sam Nombe, David Kasumu, Charlie Pattison, Matthew Sorinola, Dylan Asonganyi, Ben Reeves

Referee: Mr Kevin Friend

Cobblers: none
MK Dons: none

Sent off:
Cobblers: none
MK Dons: none

Friday night football at the PTS Academy Stadium saw the Cobblers wrap up their pre-season campaign against MK Dons. Midfielder Alan McCormack made his first appearance for the club while defender Scott Wharton, signed on a season-long loan deal from Blackburn Rovers earlier in the day, was named on the bench.

Starting the game on the front foot, Sam Hoskins saw a shot saved by former Cobblers loanee goalkeeper Lee Nicholls after some neat build-up play involving Harry Smith and Matt Warburton while McCormack saw a volley blocked.

The Cobblers had started brightly and deservedly took the lead on 13 minutes, Nicky Adams' pin-point cross tucked home at the back post by Sam Hoskins.

Charlie Goode was in the right place at the right time to first put in a block and then to clear as the Dons pressed for the first time. A flicked header from Jordan Bowery then went wide after a ball in from Dean Lewington before Nicholls saved from Smith following a Cobblers break.

Smith and Adams combined to set up a chance for Warburton but his low effort was well saved by Nicholls as the Cobblers went close to doubling their lead before half time.

Scott Wharton was one of three players to come on for the second half with the Blackburn loanee replacing Jordan Turnbull in central defence. Shaun McWilliams came on for McCormack in midfield while there was also a change in goal with Steve Arnold on for David Cornell.

Wharton almost scored with his first touch in a Cobblers shirt but his header from an Adams corner went just over. A chance for Dons then went begging with Joe Walsh unable to test Arnold from six-yards.

It was 2-0 Cobblers when Harry Smith headed home an Adams corner and the former Millwall striker almost had a second five minutes later when he raced clear of the Dons defence before firing a shot just wide of Nihcolls upright. Warburton then also curled an effort just wide after some superb work from substitute Morgan Roberts. The traditional flurry of substitutes that accompanies pre-season fixtures then followed as both managers made a number of changes.

Joe Bunney started a move that involved Hoskins and Roberts and ended with a flicked effort from Williams being saved by Nicholls before the Dons pulled a goal back, Kieran Agard with a close range finish.

The Cobblers two goal lead was almost restored when Bunney cannoned a shot against the post from distance late on but the game finished 2-1, the home side turning in an impressive performance ahead of the season opener against Walsall on 3 August.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (0) 5
FOULS: (3) 8

MK DONS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (0) 1 
FOULS: (5) 8

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Ticket News


Arangements for Friday's game against MK Dons

26 July 2019

Tickets for Friday's pre-season home fixture against MK Dons are now on sale from the ticket office and

Tickets are priced as follows:

£14 adults
£12 over 65
£5 under 18 (Un-accompanied)
£1 under 18 (accompanied)
Free under 7

Disabled supporters prices are as per relevant age category with carers free of charge.

Subject to demand, the West Stand will be open for home supporters.

Season tickets remain on sale for the 2019/20 season, with full details here.

Tickets will be available to purchase on arrival from both the ticket point opposite the main entrance (cash only) or from the ticket office (cash or card.)

If collecting pre-ordered match tickets these will be from the ticket collection point opposite the main entrance while season tickets/memberships can be collected from the ticket office.

All tickets and collections will be available until 6.45pm, but from 6.45pm the sales and collections will be for MK Dons tickets only. Other sales and collections will resume after the game.

Please bring ID when collecting.

Supporters are advised to allow plenty of time if purchasing/collecting tickets on arrival as there are a lot of collections expected.

Please note the club store is open before the game this evening, but closed post match. The ticket office is open both pre and post match.


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