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16 April 2013

Wycombe Wanderers 0 Northampton Town 0 - the match report

Tuesday April 16th          
Adams Park



Attendance: 3,651 (723 Cobblers fans)

Wycombe: Matt Ingram, Marvin McCoy, Charles Dunne, Leon Johnson, Gary Doherty, Stuart Lewis, Matt Spring, Josh Scowen, Joel Grant, Dean Morgan (sub Jo Kuffour 85), Matt McClure (sub Junior Morias 64)

Subs not used: Lee Harrison, Sam Wood, Bruno Andrade, Michael Harriman, Kortney Hause

Cobblers: Lee Nicholls, Ben Tozer, Clarke Carlisle, Lee Collins, Joe Widdowson (sub John Johnson 84), Chris Hackett, Lewis Hornby (sub David Moyo 88), Ben Harding, Luke Guttridge, Roy O’Donovan, Adebayo Akinfenwa

Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Clive Platt, Lewis Wilson, Nathan Cameron, Jake Robinson

Referee: Mr B Malone

Wycombe: Stuart Lewis (42)            
Cobblers: Ben Harding (34, 3rd of the season)

15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:        
Wycombe: none           
Cobblers: none

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.

Boss Aidy Boothroyd made two changes to the side with Luke Guttridge and Lewis Hornby replacing John Johnson and Jake Robinson, Ben Tozer moving to right-back. Lewis Wilson was among the substitutes after returning from his loan spell at Bishops Stortford.

The Cobblers started brightly with Adebayo Akinfenwa seeing an early header saved by Matt Ingram. A terrific cross from Chris Hackett found it's way to Roy O'Donovan who shot into the side netting.

Wycombe's first real attempt on goal came on 20 minutes, Lee Nicholls punching away a shot from Joel Grant. Ben Harding, playing against one of his former clubs, picked up a yellow card on 36 minutes for persistent infringement.

The deadlock was nearly broken on 49 minutes when from a Chris Hackett cross Adebayo Akinfenwa thudded a header against the crossbar with Ingram beaten. Ben Tozer then saw a shot deflected behind.

Clarke Carlisle had a header well saved by Ingram as the Cobblers really starting to ramp up the pressure on the Wycombe goal.

John Johnson came on for Joe Widdowson in the Cobblers first change. Lewis Hornby then made way for David Moyo.

Akinfenwa outmuscled his defender in stoppage time but his header was straight at Ingram as the game ended goalless.

WYCOMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)           
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5        
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 6        
CORNERS: (3) 7            
FOULS: (4) 7            

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)           
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 8        
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (5) 8        
CORNERS: (2) 6        
FOULS: (10) 14        

The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.

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