Northampton Town 6 Harrow Borough 0 - the match report
EMIRATES FA CUP, 1ST ROUND
Saturday November 5th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 6
Paul Anderson 6
Marc Richards 11, 54
John-Joe O'Toole 70
Matt Taylor 82
JJ Hooper 90
HARROW BOROUGH 0
Attendance: 3,306 (371 away fans)
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Brendan Moloney, David Buchanan, Zander Diamond, Gabriel Zakuani, Jak McCourt (sub John-Joe O'Toole 47), Matt Taylor, Paul Anderson (sub Alfie Potter 81), Sam Hoskins, JJ Hooper, Marc Richards (sub Alex Revell 66)
Subs not used: David Cornell, Kenji Gorre, Harry Beautyman, Lewin Nyatanga
Harrow: Luke Williams, Lewis Ochoa, Josh Webb, Michael Peacock, Shaun Preddie, George Nicholas, Michael Bryan, Joshua Webb, Marc Charles-Smith (sub Will Turl 74), Lewis Driver (sub Francis Babalola 74), Harry Newman (sub Ibrahim Meite 60)
Subs not used: Maxwell Holland, Steve Brown, David Taylor, Mark McLeod
Referee: Ross Joyce
Harrow: George Nicholas (44), Lewis Ochoa (45), Marc Charles-Smith (66), Josh Webb (70), Ibrahim Meite (79)
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.
In the first round of the 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup, Northampton Town took on Ryman League side Harrow Borough at Sixfields. Rob Page named an unchanged starting eleven with Alex Revell on the bench after serving a one-match ban.
Harrow started brightly forcing a couple of early corners but it was the Cobblers who took the lead on 6 minutes, Paul Anderson with a stunning strike from the edge of the area.
Marc Richards side-footed home from five-yards to make it 2-0, David Buchanan providing the assist.
Zander Diamond spurned a chance to extend the Cobblers lead further from a Matty Taylor free-kick while JJ Hooper shot into the side netting.
After a slight lull in play Gabriel Zakuani did well to block a shot from Harrow striker Lewis Driver before Marc Charles-Smith saw a shot comfortably saved.
Substitute John-Joe O’Toole, on for Jak McCourt with the second half only just underway, set up the Cobblers third goal of the afternoon, his deflected cross headed in from six-yards by Marc Richards.
O’Toole then headed wide from close range as the home side pressed for a fourth.
Alex Revell replaced Richards in the Cobblers second change before Sam Hoskins struck the woodwork from distance.
John-Joe O’Toole’s close range header made it 4-0 on 70 minutes while Matt Taylor saw a free-kick saved by Luke Williams. Alfie Potter then came on for the closing stages in place of Paul Anderson.
Another excellent free-kick from Matt Taylor made it 5-0 and there was still time for a deserved goal for JJ Hooper, he finished from close range in added time having been denied countless times late on. 6-0 was how it finished as the Cobblers booked their place in the second round draw.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 14
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (5) 10
CORNERS: (2) 6
FOULS: (2) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3
HARROW MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 2
CORNERS: (3) 4
FOULS: (8) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta