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Northampton Town 0 Portsmouth 3 - the match report

2 December 2023

Saturday December 2nd, 3.00pm


Sean Raggett 11
Paddy Lane 26, 48

Attendance: 7,215 (1,454 away supporters)

Cobblers: Max Thompson, Aaron McGowan, Jordan Willis (sub Jon Guthrie 46), Sam Sherring, Patrick Brough, Jack Sowerby (sub Will Hondermarck 77), Shaun McWilliams, Marc Leonard, Sam Hoskins, Kieron Bowie, Mitch Pinnock (sub Louis Appere 46)
Subs not used: James Dadge, Tyreece Simpson, Ryan Haynes, Manny Monthe

Portsmouth: Will Norris, Marlon Pack, Alex Robertson (sub Ben Stevenson 84), Christian Saydee (sub Terry Devlin 72), Joe Rafferty, Conor Shaughnessy, Kusini Yengi, Sean Raggett, Jack Sparkes, Abu Kamara (sub Gavin Whyte 90), Paddy Lane (sub Josh Martin 84)
Subs not used: Zak Swanson, Ryley Towler, Ryan Schofield

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Cobblers: Kieron Bowie (47)
Portsmouth: Will Norris (22)

Sent off:
Cobblers: none
Portsmouth: none

Patrick Brough came back into the side for the visit of joint league leaders Portsmouth, replacing the suspended Akin Odimayo. Jon Guthrie was named on the bench as the club continued to manage the skipper’s return to fitness.

There was a bumper crowd at a chilly Sixfields and despite the freezing temperatures the pitch was in excellent condition. Mitch Pinnock and Sam Hoskins both worked Will Norris in the opening ten minutes before Portsmouth made the breakthrough, Sean Raggett heading home from a corner.

Kusini Yengi rattled the cross bar as Pompey went close to doubling their lead but after Kieron Bowie had dragged a shot wide Paddy Lane did make it 2-0, the midfielder running onto a ball over the top and firing past Max Thompson.

Bowie headed wide from a Hoskins cross as the Cobblers looked to get on the scoresheet before half-time but Pompey went in at the break with their two goal lead intact.

Jon Guthrie and Louis Appere came on in a double change at half-time but three minutes into the second half Portsmouth were 3-0 up, Paddy Lane in the right place at the right time to finish at the back post.

Hoskins drew a good save from Norris while presented with a chance to complete his hat-trick Lane shot straight at Thompson.

Despite the scoreline the Cobblers kept going, and Appere headed a chance wide in stoppage time. The afternoon though belonged to Portsmouth who reclaimed top spot in Sky Bet League 1.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (0) 0
FOULS: (3) 6

PORTSMOUTH MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
CORNERS: (4) 8
FOULS: (3) 6

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Big crowd expected for the visit of Portsmouth

1 December 2023

There is plenty happening at Sixfields on Saturday!

Please do arrive early as we are expected to be busy. Please also look to enter the turnstiles and to take your seats as soon as possible to avoid any delays particularly in the busy fifteen minutes prior to kick off. While we will do all we can to ensure smooth and efficient entry in to the game, ticket and security checks must take place and arriving late may mean you miss kick off.

The turnstiles will open at noon and entry in to the stadium is welcomed at any point from that time onwards.

The north gravel car park will be open from 10am while the car park at Duston Mill, which is not operated by the club but is available for supporters to park in, (sat nav NN5 5FP) will also be open. Please do not park in the car parks of other business premises in or around Sixfields. There may well be parking restrictions in place.

Carr's Bar will be open before and after the game (home supporters only), while the club store will be open before the game with the PUMA kits on sale. The outside bar at Carr's Bar may be open but will be weather dependent.

A reminder that no persons under the age of 14 are permitted to attend a fixture without an accompanying adult.

The ticket office will also be open from 10am until kick off and again after the game until the queue has cleared. Please note from 2pm the ticket office will be dealing with Portsmouth ticket sales only. Sales for other games will resume after the match.

Match tickets can be collected from the ticket office until 1pm (ID required), and from the ticket collection point opposite the ticket office from 1pm onwards.

Supporters can enjoy free play on the new community pitch behind the stadium from noon until 2.30pm (weather conditions permitting), while free hot soup is on offer outside the West Stand from 2pm, please note this is subject to availability at all times.

Tickets for the game remain on sale via

We wish you an enjoyable day at Sixfields, but please do arrive early!

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