York City 1 Northampton Town 1 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday August 16th, 3.00pm
YORK CITY 1
Anthony Straker 67
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Marc Richards 90
Attendance: 3,448 (581 Cobblers fans)
York: Jason Mooney, Marvin McCoy, Femi Ilesanmi, John McCombe, Michael Coulson, Russell Penn, Anthony Straker, Keith Lowe, Tom Platt, Lindon Meikle, Jake Hyde (sub Wes Fletcher 70)
Subs not used: Daniel Parslow, Luke Summerfield, Lewis Montrose, Dave Winfield, Ben Hirst, Michael Ingham
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Daniel Alfei, Gregor Robertson, Zander Diamond, Lee Collins, Evan Horwood (sub Kaid Mohamed 63), Ricky Ravenhill (sub Lawson D'Ath 74), Darren Carter (sub Ian Morris 61), John-Joe O’Toole, Ivan Toney, Marc Richards
Subs not used: Jordan Archer, Ben Tozer, David Moyo, Emile Sinclair
Referee: Mr D Handley
York: Tom Platt (41)
Cobblers: Lee Collins (17, 1st of the season), Ivan Toney (33, 1st), Daniel Alfei (47, 1st)
5 cautions on or before 30 November; 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.
Northampton Town travelled to York City for their first away league game of the 2014/15 season. Darren Carter, who missed the win at Wolves with a hamstring injury, and Marc Richards both came back into the side in place of Ian Morris and Kaid Mohamed.
Ivan Toney had an early chance to put the Cobblers in front but the young striker dragged his shot just wide after being played in by Carter. Lindon Meikle then had an opportunity for the home side, his effort was saved by Matt Duke.
Duke tipped over a shot from Michael Coulson on 17 minutes after Lee Collins picked up a yellow card for holding back Jake Hyde. Marvin McCoy prevented Town from taking the lead just before the half hour mark, clearing the ball off the goalline from Ivan Toney with John-Joe O’Toole ready to pounce.
John McCombe, York’s last man in defence, looked to have brought down Toney on 33 minutes but the referee saw it differently and booked Toney for simulation.
Some good defending by York denied Marc Richards a headed opportunity on 54 minutes following a cross in from Evan Horwood.
York midfielder Coulson struck the woodwork on 61 minutes before the Cobblers were forced into making a change, Ian Morris coming on for Carter.
The deadlock was broken midway through the second half, Anthony Straker scoring direct from a corner to give York the lead.
Lawson D’Ath replaced Ricky Ravenhill as Chris Wilder made his final change with just over a quarter of an hour to go.
Wes Fletcher’s flick went close to doubling York’s lead on 81 minutes, Coulson’s cross setting up the chance for the substitute.
The Cobblers equalised in the 90th minute, Marc Richards with a terrific free-kick from the edge of the area that gave Jason Mooney in the York goal no chance.
Richards' screamer was enough to earn the Cobblers a point as Chris Wilder’s side continued their unbeaten start to the season.
YORK MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 8
CORNERS: (4) 7
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (2) 5
FOULS: (6) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta