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Northampton Town 0 AFC Wimbledon 1 - the match report

24 August 2021

Tuesday August 24th, 7.45pm      
Sixfields Stadium


Anthony Hartigan 90

Attendance: 3,257 (302 away supporters)

Cobblers: Jonny Maxted, Aaron McGowan, Joseph Mills, Fraser Horsfall, Jon Guthrie, Dylan Connolly (sub Sam Hoskins 76), Paul Lewis, Jordan Flores (sub Mitch Pinnock 66), Ali Koiki, Danny Rose (sub Benny Ashley-Seal 82), Kion Etete
Subs not used:  Liam Roberts, Michael Harriman, Scott Pollock, Sid Nelson
AFC Wimbledon: Nikola Tzanev, Dan Csoka, George Marsh, Anthony Hartigan, Jack Rudoni, Dapo Mebude (sub Luke McCormick 73), Nesta Guinness-Walker (sub Henry Lawrence 63), Aaron Pressley (sub Ollie Palmer 73), Ben Heneghan, Paul Kalambayi, Paul Osew
Subs not used: Alex Woodyard, Will Nightingale, Ethan Chislett, Zaki Oulah

Referee: Ross Joyce

Cobblers: Fraser Horsfall (34), Sam Hoskins (85)
AFC Wimbledon: Dan Csoka (17), Aaron Pressley (34)

Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
AFC Wimbledon: none

Jon Brady made six changes for the Carabao Cup second round tie against AFC Wimbledon with Jonny Maxted, Fraser Horsfall, Dylan Connolly, Ali Koiki, Jordan Flores and Danny Rose all coming into the starting XI. Michael Harriman was named on the bench for his first appearance in the matchday squad this season.

The Cobblers started on the front foot pressing high but when Paul Lewis went down in the area following a scramble from a corner referee Ross Joyce waved play on.

Maxted made a smart save with his legs and body to deny Dapo Mebude the opening goal and Aaron McGowan was alert to the danger when Aaron Pressley threatened, the League 1 side growing into the contest.

Pressley and Horsfall were both booked following a coming together before Anthony Hartigan drilled a shot from distance just wide.

In a tight first half the Cobblers were probing for a way through but despite some good build-up play at half-time the scores remained level.

Paul Osew’s deflected effort nearly looped in at the start of the second half before Dylan Connolly, played in by Kion Etete, drew a sharp save from Tzanev.

Tzanev saved from Danny Rose with Etete’s follow-up effort cleared off the line as the Cobblers went close to breaking the deadlock.

Rose appealed for a penalty after going down in the area but the referee wasn’t convinced and although it was the Cobblers who continued to look most likely to score with ten minutes to play the tie remained in the balance.

Deep into stoppage time Anthony Hartigan broke the Cobblers hearts with a strike from 35-yards. It was a goal that was extremely harsh on the Cobblers but it was enough for AFC Wimbledon to book their place in the third round.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (4) 4         
FOULS: (9) 11       

AFC WIMBLEDON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (0) 2
FOULS: (6) 11

Golden Goal Peel and Reveal Time: ADTM2

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Information ahead of Tuesday night's tie

24 August 2021

Northampton Town Football Club looks forward to welcoming you to Sixfields for the Carabao Cup second round tie with AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday (7.45pm kick off).

Parking will be in the north gravel car park at a cost of £4 (cash only).

Match programmes will also be on sale on arrival for £2 (cash and card), while the kiosks, bars and club store are all cashless - card payment only please.

If collecting tickets, please visit the ticket collection point opposite the ticket office upon arrival. The ticket office is open until kick off (AFC Wimbledon match sales only for the hour before the game) and re-opens after the game while the club store will be open before the game only.

Tickets are available on arrival for both home and away fans (limited number for away fans). Please arrive early if buying on arrival as the ticket office is expected to be very busy.

The ticket office is open until kick off.

If collecting season tickets, please arrive early. Please bring proof of ID and proof of status.

Carr's Bar will be open but for limited numbers, as will the kiosks on the West Stand concourse and in the corners of the stadium. Please note in accordance with the latest advice, we would ask that any non alcoholic drink and all food is consumed back at your seat.

Admission will be via the usual turnstiles.

The club store is open both before and after the game.

Please see our Covid code of conduct here.

Due to UK Government restrictions changing from July 19 2021, the following guidance and advice is issued.

• Do not attend if you, or anyone you live with are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell), even if these symptoms are mild.

• Do not attend if you need to self-isolate because you have symptoms, have recently tested positive or have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or are required to isolate after travel.

• Face coverings are no longer required by law, but the government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed settings, to protect themselves and others.

• Follow good hygiene practices. Use the hand sanitiser provided at the stadium and wash hands regularly.

• Avoid congregating unnecessarily. Stay in your seat whenever possible and return to your seat to consume food and drink (with the exception of alcohol).

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