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NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION UNDER 21S 2

Northampton Town 1 Brighton & Hove Albion under 21s 2 - the match report

2 November 2021

PAPA JOHN'S TROPHY
Tuesday November 2nd, 7.00pm
Sixfields

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Nicke Kabamba 37

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION UNDER 21S 2
Evan Ferguson 71
Lorent Tolj 90

Attendance: 1,014 (21 away supporters)

Cobblers: Charlie Woods, Sam Hoskins, Dominic Revan, Josh Tomlinson, Josh Flanagan, Scott Pollock, Peter Abimbola, Liam Cross, Miguel Ngwa (sub Tommy Curry 72), Nicke Kabamba, Benny Ashley-Seal
Subs not used: Liam Roberts, Courtney Lashley, Kenny Ndefo, Dylan Hill, Jack Connor

Brighton under 21s: Tom McGill, Jack Spong, Marc Leonard, Lorent Tolaj, James Furlong, Ed Turns, Sam Packham, Odel Offiah, Andy Moran, Cam Peupion (sub Evan Ferguson 57), Todd Miller (sub Ulrick Ella 82)
Subs not used: Adam Desbois, Jack Hinchy, Ben Jackson, Casper Nilsson, Jack Hinshelwood

Referee: Christopher Pollard

Booked:
Cobblers: Liam Cross (73)
Brighton: Jack Spong (26), Ed Turns (64), Ulrick Ella (87)

Sent off:
Cobblers: none
Brighton: none

15-year old centre-back Josh Tomlinson became the youngest player ever to represent Northampton Town as boss Jon Brady named a very youthful side for the final group game in the Papa John’s Trophy. A number of players were unavailable for selection due to injury or illness while Jordan Flores was suspended having picked up two bookings in the competition.

Going into the game the Cobblers knew a win would see them through to the knockout stages while a draw might also be enough depending on the result between Forest Green Rovers and Walsall.

Miguel Ngwa just failed to get on the end of a ball in from Sam Hoskins and Liam Cross found the side netting in a bright start from the Cobblers.

Brighton had a chance to take the lead following a slick counter-attack but having been played in by Todd Miller, Cam Peupion put his shot wide. The pacy Miller also had a shot blocked before Nicke Kabamba put the Cobblers in front with a composed finish to beat Tom McGill, Benny Ashley-Seal providing the assist.

Ashley-Seal shot just wide and Peter Abimbola drew a smart save from McGill as the Cobblers looked for a second goal.

Evan Ferguson drew a finger-tip save from Charlie Woods but the Seagulls substitute wasn’t to be denied a second time when he curled a terrific shot into the top corner.

Scott Pollock had a shot deflected behind as the Cobblers forced a run of corners in a bid to restore their lead while Brighton had an appeal for a penalty turned down when Ulrick Ella went down in the area and was booked for simulation.

Brighton were pressing for a late winner and they got it deep in stoppage time, Lorent Tolaj turning the ball home from close range to end the Cobblers interest in this season’s competition.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)

SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 9
CORNERS: (3) 9
FOULS: (6) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1

BRIGHTON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)

SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 8
CORNERS: (3) 5
FOULS: (5) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1

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Information for supporters attending Tuesday's game

2 November 2021

Northampton Town Football Club looks forward to welcoming you to Sixfields for the Papa John's Trophy tie with Brighton & Hove Albion under 21s on Tuesday (7.00pm 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 (Brighton 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. Please arrive early if buying on arrival as the ticket office is expected to be busy.

The ticket office is open until kick off.

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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