Wycombe Wanderers 1 Northampton Town 1 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Friday April 18th, 3.00pm
WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1
Aaron Pierre 18
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Ricky Ravenhill 10
Attendance: 7,004 (2,330 Cobblers fans)
Wycombe: Matt Ingram, Danny Rowe, Sam Wood, Aaron Pierre (sub Anthony Stewart 62), Leon Johnson, Paris Cowan-Hall (sub Dean Morgan 31), Josh Scowen, Stuart Lewis, Matt Bloomfield, Matt McClure, Jo Kuffour (sub Max Kretzschmar 90).
Subs not used: Charlie Horlock, Anthony Jeffrey, Junior Morias, Nick Arnold
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Leon McSweeney, Zander Diamond (sub Mathias Kouo-Doumbe 79), Ben Tozer, Gregor Robertson, Evan Horwood, Ricky Ravenhill, Ian Morris, Emile Sinclair (sub Brennan Dickenson 71), Alan Connell (sub Chris Hackett 72), John Marquis
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Kelvin Langmead, Gary Deegan, David Moyo
Referee: Mr A D'Urso
Wycombe: Matt McClure (84)
Cobblers: John Marquis (37, 7th of the season)
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.
Zander Diamond came back into the Cobblers side for the Good Friday trip to Wycombe with Leon McSweeney moving to right wing-back. Chris Hackett dropped to the bench where he was joined by the fit again Mathias Kouo-Doumbe.
Both teams started the game on 46 points with Wycombe only above the Cobblers and out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
Town, backed by a terrific away support of around 2,300 travelling fans, had the lead on 11 minutes when a swirling cross from Ricky Ravenhill was dropped over the line by the Wycombe goalkeeper Matt Ingram under pressure from Emile Sinclair.
Alan Connell then went close to adding a second but his dipping shot went just over the crossbar.
Aaron Pierre equalised for the home side on 18 minutes, heading home from a Matt Bloomfield free-kick.
Ingram saved a Connell free-kick before from the ensuing corner John Marquis picked up a harsh looking yellow card.
The Cobblers started the second half on the front foot but on 51 minutes were saved by the woodwork when Jo Kuffour's looping header came back off the crossbar.
Connell fired a shot into the side netting on 68 minutes before Matt McClure flashed a header just wide from a Wanderers corner. Chris Wilder then made a double change with Chris Hackett and Brennan Dickenson coming on for Connell and Sinclair.
An enforced substitution followed with Zander Diamond leaving the field on a stretcher following a lengthy stoppage in play. Mathias Kouo-Doumbe the player to come on.
A deflected shot from Ravenhill was comfortably claimed by Ingram before the fourth official signalled ten minutes of stoppage time.
Nine minutes into injury time Wycombe had a goal disallowed for off-side after Matt Duke saved a Max Kretzschmar free-kick and the points were shared.
WYCOMBE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 7
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (6) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 6
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 8
CORNERS: (4) 8
FOULS: (12) 22
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta.