Notts County 1 Northampton Town 2 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday November 21st, 3.00pm
NOTTS COUNTY 1
Jon Stead 52
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Rod McDonald 31
Brendan Moloney 76
Attendance: 5,513 (999 Cobblers fans)
Notts County: Roy Carroll, Genaro Snijders (sub Jimmy Spencer 80), Curtis Thompson (sub Ronan Murray 46), Liam Noble, Elliott Hewitt, Graham Burke (sub Adam Campbell 80), Gill Swerts, Jon Stead, Thierry Audel, Mike Edwards, Alan Sheehan.
Subs not used: Scott Loach, Mawouna Amevor, Civard Sprockel, Alan Smith.
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Brendan Moloney, Zander Diamond, Rod McDonald, David Buchanan, John-Joe O’Toole, Joel Byrom, Lawson D’Ath (sub Dominic Calvert-Lewin 56), Nicky Adams (sub Ryan Watson 87), Alfie Potter, Marc Richards (sub Jason Taylor 84)
Subs not used: Ryan Clarke, Chris Hackett, Josh Lelan, Ryan Cresswell
Referee: Mr Andy Davies
Notts County: Graham Burke (36)
Cobblers: Nicky Adams (83, 2nd of the season)
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
Notts County: 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.
Northampton Town’s starting eleven was unchanged for the trip to Notts County, Josh Lelan and Chris Hackett coming onto the bench in place of Darnell Furlong and Sam Hoskins, loanee Furlong having returned to his parent club QPR.
Marc Richards headed just wide on 19 minutes following a great run from Nicky Adams before at the other end Graham Burke fired over for County.
The Cobblers took the lead on the half hour, Rod McDonald looping a powerful header over Roy Carroll after getting on the end of an Adams cross.
The angle of post and bar denied Genaro Snijders with Adam Smith beaten as County, out of nothing, went close to an equaliser just before half-time.
Notts County equalised on 52 minutes, Jon Stead on the end of a long ball forward to spear a shot past Adam Smith.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin then came on for Lawson D’Ath in the Cobblers first change.
Brendan Moloney put the Cobblers back in front as the game entered the final 15 minutes, the right-back scoring with a terrific low strike from 20-yards.
Jason Taylor replaced Marc Richards and Ryan Watson came on for Nicky Adams in the final few minutes, Chris Wilder’s side seeing the game out to maintain their position in the top three.
NOTTS COUNTY MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (5) 7
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (6) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 4
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (3) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta