Northampton Town v Coventry City
SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday January 28th, 3.00pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
Keshi Anderson 53, 64, 77
COVENTRY CITY 0
Attendance: 7,543 (1,463 away fans)
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Neal Eardley, David Buchanan, Zander Diamond, Lewin Nyatanga, Hiram Boateng (sub Paul Anderson 88), Matt Taylor, John-Joe O’Toole, Luke Williams (sub Harry Beautyman 90), Keshi Anderson (sub Gregg Wylde 78), Marc Richards
Subs not used: Jak McCourt, Rod McDonald, Aaron Phillips, David Cornell
Coventry: Lee Burge, Jordan Willis, Nathan Clarke, Charles Vernam, Callum Reilly, Stuart Beavon, Farren Rawson, Marcus Tudgay (sub Andy Rose 72), Ryan Haynes, George Thomas (sub Dion Kelly-Evans 24), Ben Stevenson (sub Jodi Jones 72)
Subs not used: Jordan Turnbull, Gael Bigirimana, Kyel Reid, Reice Charles-Cook
Referee: Lee Probert
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Coventry: Jordan Willis (17)
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.
Justin Edinburgh made two changes to the side for his first home game in charge, Keshi Anderson and Luke Williams replacing Alex Revell (calf) and Harry Beautyman who dropped to the bench. Williams went straight into the side after joining on loan from Scunthorpe while Crystal Palace loanee Anderson made his home debut.
After a quiet opening referee Lee Probert was forced to call a brief stop to proceedings when a number of flares were thrown onto the pitch by Coventry supporters.
When play resumed the Sky Blues were soon reduced to ten men, Jordan Willis shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on David Buchanan.
As the Cobblers started to intensify their play, Boateng was denied by a challenge from Ben Stevenson while Marc Richards had a shot deflect just wide.
The players were forced to leave the field after some more trouble from the Coventry fans, looking to protest against their owners. The fans who came onto the field were arrested and play continued following a delay of around six minutes.
Nine minutes were added onto the end of the first half but despite some more Cobblers pressure the score remained goalless at the break.
The Cobblers took the lead on 53 minutes, Keshi Anderson with a low finish after being played in by Marc Richards. Luke Williams was also involved in the build-up, breaking up play in midfield.
Berge tipped over a shot from Anderson following another enforced delay after more objects were thrown onto the field by the away supporters.
Keshi Anderson doubled the Cobblers lead with another smart finish, Zander Diamond cutting the ball back from a Matt Taylor corner.
Marc Richards nearly made it 3-0 almost immediately, Berge making a fine save.
Anderson completed his hat-trick on 76 minutes, Hiram Boateng providing the cut-back for the home debutant to fire home. The loanee striker then left the field to a standing ovation, Gregg Wylde coming on.
Following another enforced break in play the fit again Paul Anderson came on for the closing stages, Hiram Boateng the player to make way. Harry Beautyman then came on in the Cobblers final change, replacing Luke Williams.
The final few minutes thankfully passed without incident as the Cobblers closed out a 3-0 victory to return to winning ways.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 12
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (1) 4
FOULS: (6) 7
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
COVENTRY MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 1
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (6) 8
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta