Sileby Rangers 0 Northampton Town 3 - the match report
Saturday July 9th, 2.00pm
SILEBY RANGERS 0
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
Alex REVELL 10
John-Joe O'TOOLE 48
David BUCHANAN 74
Sileby: Kris Bartle, Dominic Okanu, Jacob Olivier, Leon Simpson, Joe Merrill, Paul Caswell, Troy Johnston, Medy Maki, David Halliday, Luke Fairlamb, Brian Farrell
Subs: Robert Russell, Dalton Bettles, Karlos Augustine, Nathaniel Ansu, Luke Uzoma
First-half: David Cornell, Brendan Moloney, Zander Diamond, Rod McDonald, Jamie Hall (academy) , Lawson D'Ath, Jak McCourt, Shaun McWilliams, Raheem Hanley, Sam Hoskins, Alex Revell
Second-half: Jamie Goff (academy), Aaron Phillips, Gabriel Zakuani, Ryan Cresswell, David Buchanan, Alfie Potter, Jason Taylor, Joel Byrom, John Joe-O'Toole, Joe Iaciofano (academy), Marc Richards
Referee: Andy Woolmer
Rob Page took charge of the team for the first time as Northampton Town kicked off their pre-season campaign at local side Sileby Rangers.
Summer signings David Cornell, Raheem Hanley, Jak McCourt and Alex Revell all started the game with a different eleven fielded in each half.
Academy graduate Shaun McWilliams, handed a pro contract in May, was another notable name on the team sheet while having picked up a minor ankle injury in training, a decision was made not to risk goalkeeper Adam Smith.
Sam Hoskins had an early effort tipped behind by Kris Bartle and it wasn’t long before the deadlock was broken by Alex Revell, who tapped home having chased down a throughball from academy player Jamie Hall, Revell reacting quickly after the Sileby keeper failed to clear the danger.
Lawson D’Ath crossed for Hoskins who fired just wide as the Cobblers looked for a quick second. Hoskins was again denied by Bartle following another throughball from Hall. Revell then found the side netting as the first half drew to a close.
SILEBY MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: 1 (0)
SHOTS OFF TARGET: 0 (0)
CORNERS: 2 (0)
FOULS: 4 (2)
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: 2 (2)
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: 13 (3)
SHOTS OFF TARGET: 12 (6)
CORNERS: 7 (3)
FOULS: 6 (5)
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: 3 (1)