Northampton Town 0 Hull City 1 - the match report
FA YOUTH CUP
Wednesday January 30th
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
HULL CITY 1
Matty Dixon 6
Cobblers: Dean Snedker, Tyler Reeve, Jordan Chambers, Claudio Dias, Harry Mattock, Connor Roberts, Danny Harmon (sub Elliot Lamb-Johnson 78), George Craddock, David Moyo, Ivan Toney, Callum Powell
Subs not used: Kieran Fitzgerald, Paps Roland Joao, Ben Jackson, Ben Heath
Hull: Joe Cracknell, Sam Topliss, Tom Davie, Bradley Ricketts, Ben Clappison, Max Clark, Ryan Fallowfield (sub Jack Barlow 87), Eoghan McCawl, Danny Chambers, Joel Sutton (sub Harry Cardwell 75), Matty Dixon.
Subs not used: Rory Watson, Leon Dawson, Alex Penny
Referee: Mr N Hair
Cobblers: Elliot Lamb-Johnson (90)
Hull: Eoghan McCawl (35)
After twice being postponed due to snow, Northampton Town's historic FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Hull City finally went ahead at the third attempt.
Matty Dixon gave Hull an early lead, rolling the ball into an empty net after charging down a clearance from Dean Snedker.
The Cobblers first real chance of the night came on 13 minutes, David Moyo seeing a shot blocked after being played in by Jordan Chambers.
As the first half reached the midway point, Hull keeper Joe Cracknell did well to tip away a low drive from Claudio Dias.
Cracknell made a good save to deny George Craddock on 64 minutes with Ivan Toney then going agonisingly close with a volley from the resultant corner kick.
Moyo also saw a shot blocked as Craig Hinton's side continued to ramp up the pressure on their opponents.
Harry Mattock lobbed the Hull keeper in stoppage time but his audacious chip went just over and despite their efforts the Cobblers couldn't force the equaliser their performance more than warranted and it was Hull who progressed through into the fifth round.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 11
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 7
CORNERS: (1) 5
FOULS: (6) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3
HULL MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4
CORNERS: (1) 2
FOULS: (5) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 3