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CHARLTON ATHLETIC V NORTHAMPTON TOWN

13 August 2016

CHARLTON ATHLETIC V NORTHAMPTON TOWN

SKY BET LEAGUE 1      
Saturday August 13th, 3.00pm      
The Valley


CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1

Johnnie Jackson 58


NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1

Alex Revell 16


Attendance: 11,567 (1,283 Cobblers fans)


Charlton: Declan Rudd, Kevin Foley (sub Ademola Lookman 60), Johnnie Jackson, Andrew Crofts, Josh Magennis (sub Lee Novak 81), Nicky Ajose, Ricky Holmes (sub Jordan Botaka 67), Ezri Knosa, Jason Pearce, Chris Solly, Morgan Fox

Subs not used: Patrick Bauer, Roger Johnson, Dillon Phillips, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis


Cobblers: Adam Smith, Aaron Phillips, Zander Diamond, Gabriel Zakuani, David Buchanan, Harry Beautyman (sub Sam Hoskins 55), John-Joe O’Toole, Matt Taylor, Kenji Gorre (sub Marc Richards 71), Alfie Potter, Alex Revell

Subs not used: David Cornell, Brendan Moloney, Emmanuel Sonupe, Joel Byrom, Lewin Nyatanga  


Referee: Darren England


Booked:
Charlton: none 
Cobblers: 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


Sent off:
Charlton: none      
Cobblers: 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 were unchanged for their first trip to The Valley in nearly 50 years. New signings Emmanuel Sonupe and Lewin Nyatanga were named on the bench while Ricky Holmes started for the home side having made the switch from Sixfields in the summer.


Alex Revell headed the Cobblers in front just after the quarter hour, Revell on the end of an inch-perfect Alfie Potter cross to nod past Declan Rudd in the Charlton goal.


Adam Smith saved comfortably from Holmes as the home side looked to muster a response to falling behind. Harry Beautyman then had a chance to double the Cobblers lead but the midfielder sent his header from Potter's cross inches wide of the far post.


The home side started the second half on the front foot and it took a good save from Smith to turn behind a fierce effort from Andrew Crofts. Nicky Ajose's first time shot went wide before Rob Page shuffled his pack, bringing on Sam Hoskins for Harry Beautyman.

Charlton equalised on 57 minutes, Johnnie Jackson scoring from 10-yards having been played in by Ajose’s slide rule pass.

Marc Richards replaced Kenji Gorre for the final twenty minutes while Charlton’s Josh Magennis headed wide.

Nicky Ajose and Addicks substitute Ademola Lookman both tried shots from distance that were comfortably saved by Smith as the Cobblers defended stoutly to see out the game to a draw.


CHARLTON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     

SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (6) 11
CORNERS: (2) 6           
FOULS: (4) 8       
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 2


COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 6  

SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 2
CORNERS: (1) 4
FOULS: (5) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1


The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta



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