Northampton Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 2 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday October 19th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Luke Norris 27
Ian Morris 62
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2
Zavon Hines 39
Rhys Murphy 42
Attendance: 4,046 (180 away fans)
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Kevin Amankwaah, Lee Collins, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Paul Reid, Chris Hackett, Stuart Dallas, Gary Deegan (sub Ishmel Demontagnac 72), Darren Carter, Ian Morris, Luke Norris (sub Ivan Toney 86).
Subs not used: Ben McNamara, Ben Tozer, Danny Emerton, Matty Harriott
Dagenham: Chris Lewington, Luke Wilkinson, Femi Ilesanmi, Scott Doe, Brian Saah, Medy Elito (sub Afolabi Obafemi 88), Abu Ogogo, Rhys Murphy, Chris Dickson (sub Billy Bingham 75), Luke Howell, Zavon Hines
Subs not used: Josh Scott, Matt Saunders, Louis Dennis, Jack Connors, Jordan Seabright
Referee: Mr T Harrington
Cobblers: Stuart Dallas (54, 1st of the season), Paul Reid (65, 2nd), Lee Collins (85, 3rd), Ishmel Demontagnac (90, 1st)
Dagenham: Luke Howell (63)
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.
Chris Hackett and new loan signing Brentford striker Luke Norris both came into the side replacing Ben Tozer and the injured Roy O’Donovan.
Gary Deegan flashed an early volley just wide while a curling shot from Darren Carter was well saved by Chris Lewington.
Chris Hackett struck the post with a well-taken free-kick on 26 minutes and from the following Hackett corner the Cobblers had the lead, Luke Norris finishing from close range after a good nod down from Mathias Doumbe.
Dagenham equalised against the run of play on 39 minutes, Zavon Hines with a curled shot from distance.
Lewington made a good save to deny Carter before the Daggers took the lead, Rhys Murphy with a header from a right-wing cross.
Gary Deegan saw a shot well saved by Lewington on 59 minutes following a flowing Cobblers move.
Parity was restored three minutes later, Ian Morris with a drilled finish low into the bottom corner of the Dagenham goal.
As the Cobblers continued to press, an audacious overhead kick from Carter went wide following a Hackett cross. Ishmel Demontagnac then replaced Deegan as Aidy Boothroyd made his first change.
Ivan Toney came on for sponsors man of the match Luke Norris as the game entered the final few minutes. Four minutes of injury time were played but neither side could find a late winner meaning the score remained deadlocked at 2-2.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (7) 12
CORNERS: (3) 6
FOULS: (6) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
DAGENHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (7) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta.