Northampton Town 3 Morecambe 0 - the match report
NPOWER LEAGUE 2
Tuesday November 20th, 7.45pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
Adebayo Akinfenwa 57
Kevin Ellison og 61
Ishmel Demontagnac 90
Attendance: 4,013 (48 away fans)
Cobblers: Lee Nicholls, Ben Tozer, Kelvin Langmead, Clarke Carlisle, Joe Widdowson, Lewis Hornby (sub Emyr Huws 81), Ben Harding, Chris Hackett, Jake Robinson (sub Lousi Moult 77), Adebayo Akinfenwa (sub Clive Platt 72), Ishmel Demontagnac.
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Anthony Charles, Henoc Mukendi, Danny East
Morecambe: Barry Roche, Nick Fenton, Jordan Mustoe, Izak Reid (sub Lewis Alessandra 68), Andrew Wright, Richard Brodie (sub Jack Redshaw 68), Kevin Ellison, Chris McCready, Stuart Drummond, Andy Fleming, Gary McDonald.
Subs not used: Robbie Threlfall, Will Haining, Joe McGee, Andy Parrish, Andreas Arestidou
Referee: Mr I Williamson
Cobblers: Joe Widdowson (14, 5th of the season, misses Oxford), Lewis Hornby (51, 1st), Ishmel Demontagnac (59. 3rd)
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
Sending offs: 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.
Clarke Carlisle came straight back into the side having rejoined the club 24 hours earlier. Ben Tozer shifted across to right-back with Danny East dropping to the bench. Louis Moult (back from suspension) was also named among the substitutes alongside Emyr Huws who had recovered from illness.
Kevin Ellison rattled the post from 20 yards for Morecambe on 11 minutes while at the other end Barry Roche did well to tip away a fiercely struck Chris Hackett free-kick.
Hackett cut inside before flashing a shot just wide as the first half reached the midway point. The Cobblers then had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when a strike from Jake Robinson appeared to be blocked by the raised arm of a Morecambe player.
The Cobblers took the lead on 57 minutes, Adebayo Akinfenwa heading in from a Ben Tozer long throw.
The lead was soon doubled when from another Tozer throw on 61 minutes Kevin Ellison diverted the ball into his own net.
Aidy Boothroyd made a change on 72 minutes with Clive Platt coming on for Akinfenwa. Louis Molt then replaced Jake Robinson.
Emyr Huws came on for Lewis Hornby on 81 minutes as the Cobblers made their third and final substitution. Gary McDonald should have done better for Morecambe on 85 minutes but the midfielder shot wide.
Louis Moult had the ball in the net but the goal was ruled out as the referee had been quick to blow for a free kick as Moult hit the shot. However it mattered not as Ishmel Demontagnac curled in a delightful free-kick in the 90th minute to make it 3-0 and round off a good night for the upwardly mobile Cobblers.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (5) 5
CORNERS: (3) 4
FOULS: (11) 19
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
MORECAMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 4
CORNERS: (0) 2
FOULS: (4) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.