Northampton Town 1 Wolves 3 - the match report
CAPITAL ONE CUP, 2ND ROUND
Thursday August 30th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Clive Platt 40
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 3
Danny Batth 16
Frank Nouble 45
Bakary Sako 90
Attendance: 3,758 (671 away fans)
Cobblers: Dean Snedker, Danny East, Joe Widdowson, Kelvin Langmead, David Artell, Chris Hackett, Ben Tozer (sub Adebayo Akinfenwa 57), Luke Guttridge, Ben Harding, Clive Platt (sub Louis Moult 73), Alex Nicholls (sub Henoc Mukendi 46).
Subs not used: Lewis Wilson, Ishmel Demontagnac, Anthony Charles, Ben Heath.
Wolves: Carl Ikeme, George Elokobi, Richard Stearman, Bjorn Sigurdarson, Razak Boukari (sub Bakary Sako 67), Frank Nouble, Eggert Jonsson (sub Tongo Doumbia 67), Danny Batth, David Davis, Anthony Forde (sub Slawomir Peszko 84), Georg Margreitter.
Subs not used: Christophe Berra, Adam Hamill, Matt Doherty, Aaron McCarey
Referee: Mr D Deadman
Wolves: Eggert Jonsson (43)
5 cautions on or before 31 December; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
In the second round of the Capital One Cup, Northampton Town took on Championship side Wolves in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Sixfields.
New loan signing from Hull City Danny East and Dean Snedker both came into the side with Wigan Athletic not wishing for Lee Nicholls to become cup-tied. John Johnson was rested as a precaution after picking up a knock against Southend.
The Cobblers started brightly with Alex Nicholls firing wide and a dipping free-kick from Chris Hackett going over.
Wolves then scored against the run of play and with their first real opportunity of the game, Danny Batth getting the final touch in a bobbled finish from a corner.
Clive Platt grabbed a deserved equaliser for the Cobblers on 40 minutes, rising well to thump home a header from a pin-point cross from Hackett.
Frank Nouble put Wolves back in front just before half-time, sending a looping header past Snedker, the ball agonisingly just creeping over the goal line.
Aidy Boothroyd made a change at the break, Henoc Mukendi coming on for Alex Nicholls.
Snedker tipped a drilled shot from David Davis round the post as Wolves enjoyed a spell of concerted pressure for the first real time on the night.
Adebayo Akinfenwa entered the fray on 57 minutes, Ben Tozer making way. A last-ditch tackle from Kelvin Langmead denied Davis a good goalscoring opportunity while for the Cobblers a shot from Ben Harding was deflected behind.
Louis Moult replaced goalscorer Platt in the Cobblers third and final change.
Bakary Sako rounded off the scoring and it was Wolves who progressed through to round three.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 4
CORNERS: (3) 4
FOULS: (2) 4
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
WOLVES MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 12
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4
CORNERS: (2) 5
FOULS: (6) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.