York City v Northampton Town
NPOWER LEAGUE 2
Tuesday November 6th, 7.45pm
YORK CITY 1
Matty Blair 23
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Adebayo Akinfenwa 59
Attendance: 3,039 (253 Cobblers fans)
York: Michael Ingham, Chris Smith, Daniel Parslow, Scott Kerr (sub Lanre Oyebanjo 82), Jason Walker (sub Oli Johnson 84), Ashley Chambers, Jamal Fyfield, Matty Blair, Clarke Carlisle, Patrick McLaughlin (sub Jamie Reed 67), Danny Kearns.
Subs not used: Paul Musselwhite, Michael Potts, Jon Challinor, Chris Doig
Cobblers: Lee Nicholls, Danny East, John Johnson (sub Lewis Hornby 46), Kelvin Langmead, Joe Widdowson, Chris Hackett, Ben Tozer, Emyr Huws, Louis Moult, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Clive Platt.
Subs not used: Shane Higgs, Anthony Charles, Lewis Wilson, Ishmel Demontagnac, Henoc Mukendi, David Moyo (youth)
Referee: Mr N Miller
York: Clarke Carlisle (90)
Cobblers: John Johnson (39, 1st of the season), Chris Hackett (50, 4th), Emyr Huws (85, 2nd)
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
Cobblers: Louis Moult (42, 3 game ban misses Accrington, Bradford and Wycombe)
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.
Lee Nicholls, having rejoined on loan from Wigan until the end of the season, and Clive Platt both came back into the side with Shane Higgs and Anthony Charles dropping to the bench. Former Cobblers loanee Clarke Carlisle started for York.
Louis Moult had the first real opening for the Cobblers on 22 minutes but having made a good run to latch on to Platt's flick he flashed his shot wide.
York then took the lead, Matty Blair providing the clinical finish when one on one with Nicholls, giving the Cobblers keeper no chance.
Chris Hackett cut in well from the right on 29 minutes and was just inches over with his drive. A couple of minutes later Hackett did test Michael Ingham in the York goal but the keeper managed to dive to his left to palm away the effort.
The Cobblers were reduced to ten men on 42 minutes, Louis Moult shown a straight red card after a challenge on Chris Smith.
Lewis Hornby replaced John Johnson for the second half, Ben Tozer reverting to centre-back.
Adebayo Akinfenwa did well to bring the ball down and turn his man on 56 minutes to set up Hackett who sent his shot just wide.
Akinfenwa equalised for Town on 58 minutes, smashing the ball home after Ingham could only parry a fiercely struck Hackett free-kick.
Hackett fired a first-time shot straight at Ingham while following a York counter-attack Ashley Chambers was denied by the angle of post and crossbar.
Hackett beat his man on 75 minutes before playing in Danny East but his shot was well saved by Ingham at the second attempt.
The Cobblers almost scored as the game reached stoppage time, Hackett volleying just wide. Jamal Fyfield then went close for York in injury time but following a spirited second half display from ten man Town the game ended all square.
YORK MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 9
CORNERS: (1) 3
FOULS: (3) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 8
CORNERS: (0) 2
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.