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20 July 2021 Venue Sixfields Attendance 2,526

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Northampton Town
0 - 2
Nottingham Forest
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Northampton Town 0 Nottingham Forest 2 - the match report

20 July 2021

Tuesday July 20th, 7.00pm


Lyle Taylor 48
Cafu 62

Cobblers: Liam Roberts (sub Jonny Maxted 67), Aaron McGowan (sub Michael Harriman 67), Ali Koiki (trialist), Fraser Horsfall (sub Max Dyche 78), Jon Guthrie (sub Sid Nelson 67), Paul Lewis, Jordan Flores (sub Josh Flanagan 76), Dylan Connolly, Mitch Pinnock (sub Liam Cross 76), Nicke Kabamba, Benny Ashley-Seal (sub Caleb Chukwuemeka 33)

Nottingham Forest: Jordan Smith, Joe Worrall (sub Baba Fernandes 63), Lewis Grabban (sub Lyle Taylor 46), Joao Carvalho, Alex Mighten (sub Ateef Konate 63), Cafu, Ryan Yates (sub Tyrese Fornah 76), Joe Lolley (sub Nuno Da Costa 63), Scott McKenna (sub Loic Mbe Soh 46), Jayden Rochardson, Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel  (sub Fin Back 82)
Sub not used: Jordan Wright

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Attendance: 2,526 (935 away fans)

Cobblers: none
Nottingham Forest: none

Sent off:
Cobblers: none
Nottingham Forest: none

Nottingham Forest were the visitors to Sixfields on Tuesday night as the Cobblers stepped up their pre-season campaign. Jon Brady was still without a number of players who were having to self-isolate but there was a first start for trialist left-back Ali Koiki. Joseph Mills, nearing a return, took part in the warm-up.

With the thunder rolling around Sixfields on a balmy evening in Northampton, the Cobblers started on the offensive, forcing a couple of early set plays before Mitch Pinnock fired wide. Liam Roberts meanwhile made a smart save to deny Alex Mighten the opening goal for Forest, both sides starting the game at a high intensity.

A combination of a finger-tip save from Jordan Smith and the cross bar kept out Nick Kabamba’s header as the game neared the half-hour mark with Benny Ashley-Seal’s follow-up effort flagged for off-side.

Caleb Chukwuemeka replaced Ashley-Seal not long after that however with the former Wolves front man failing to shake off a knock he picked up earlier in the game.

As an entertaining first half drew to a close, Jordan Flores saw a dipping volley from 35-yards saved by Smith.

Half-time substitute Lyle Taylor broke the deadlock for Forest early in the second half with Joe Lolley subsequently almost adding a second with a strike from long range.

Chukwuemeka went close to an equaliser after being played in by Dylan Connolly, his shot on the turn whistling just wide, while the academy striker then had the ball in the net, only to be denied by what must have been a tight offside call.

Roberts saved from Mighten but Forest soon doubled their lead, Cafu with a terrific strike from outside the area.

Flores saw a shot saved by Smith before Jon Brady brought on Jonny Maxted, Sid Nelson and Michael Harriman. Liam Cross and Josh Flanagan then also came on for the final quarter of an hour.

Harriman and Connolly both went close from distance as the Cobblers continued to look bright going forward before another change saw Max Dyche replace Fraser Horsfall.

The Cobblers played the last few minutes with ten men after trialist Ali Koiki went off with what appeared to be cramp and 2-0 was how it finished.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (3) 6
FOULS: (5) 7

NOTTINGHAM FOREST MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (4) 7

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Arrangements for Tuesday's game

20 July 2021

Northampton Town Football Club looks forward to welcoming you to Sixfields for the fixture with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (7.45pm kick off).

A funfair will be using the north gravel car park but the north overflow car park (by Nuffield Health) will be open, and the gates will open at 6.15pm. Parking will cost £4 (cash only).

Match programmes will also be on sale on arrival for £3 (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 upon arrival, this opens at 6.00pm. The ticket office is open until kick off (Nottingham Forest 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.

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.

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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