Northampton Town 2 AFC Wimbledon 0 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday November 1st, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Kaid Mohamed 32
Alex Nicholls 90
AFC WIMBLEDON 0
Attendance: 4,548 (468 away fans)
Cobblers: Jordan Archer, Ben Tozer, Ryan Cresswell, Gregor Robertson, Tom Newey, Lawson D’Ath, Stewart Murdoch, Joel Byrom, Kaid Mohamed (sub Kelvin Langmead 90), John-Joe O’Toole (sub Alex Nicholls 67), Ivan Toney (sub Emile Sinclair 66).
Subs not used: Matt Duke, Lee Collins, Darren Carter, Ricky Ravenhill.
AFC Wimbledon: James Shea, Barry Fuller (sub George Oakley 90), Jack Smith, Dannie Bulman, Andy Frampton (sub Frankie Sutherland 65), George Francomb, Sammy Moore (sub Adebayo Azeez 66), Matt Tubbs, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Sean Rigg, Adam Barrett
Subs not used: Alan Bennett, Callum Kennedy, Jake Nicholson, Joe McDonnell.
Referee: Mr J Linington
AFC Wimbledon: none
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
AFC Wimbledon: none
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.
New loan signings Tom Newey (Oxford) and Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood) both came straight into the side with Ivan Toney replacing Alex Nicholls in attack. Former Cobblers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa started for Wimbledon.
The first couple of openings for the Cobblers came from Ben Tozer’s long throw, Ryan Cresswell’s effort deflected wide while Ivan Toney’s header was straight at James Shea.
Wimbledon had the ball in the back of the net on the half hour but Matt Tubbs strike was correctly ruled off-side as the score remained nil-nil.
The deadlock was broken on 32 minutes, Kaid Mohamed providing the finishing touch to a slick move involving Toney, Tozer and Lawson D’Ath.
Akinfenwa played in Tubbs just before half-time but his shot went over the bar to ensure Town led at the break.
After a somewhat fragmented start to the second half the Cobblers made a double change on 66 minutes, Emile Sinclair and Alex Nicholls replacing Ivan Toney and John-Joe O’Toole.
Akinfenwa headed wide under pressure from Tom Newey while for the Cobblers Nicholls met a Mohamed cross, Shea making the save.
The Cobblers doubled their lead in stoppage time, Alex Nicholls driving the ball home to seal the three points.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 3
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (6) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 5
AFC WIMBLEDON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0) 0
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 6
CORNERS: (0) 0
FOULS: (14) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 4
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta