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Northampton Town v Scunthorpe United

14 January 2017

Northampton Town v Scunthorpe United

SKY BET LEAGUE 1      
Saturday January 14th, 3.00pm      
Sixfields

 

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1

Alex Revell 42


SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2

Kevin Van Veen 21

Josh Morris 83


Attendance: 5,649 (499 away fans)


Cobblers: Adam Smith, Neal Eardley, David Buchanan, Zander Diamond, Lewin Nyatanga, Hiram Boateng (sub Jak McCourt 79), Matt Taylor, John-Joe O’Toole, Sam Hoskins, Alex Revell, Marc Richards 

Subs not used: Raheem Hanley, Gregg Wylde, Harry Beautyman, Joe Iaciofano, Rod McDonald, David Cornell


Scunthorpe: Luke Daniels, Murray Wallace, Stephen Dawson, Kevin Van Veen (sub Ivan Toney 80), Josh Morris, Tom Hopper (sub Craig Davies 63), Harry Toffolo, Sam Mantom, Duane Holmes (sub Matt Crooks 85), Charlie Goode, Jordan Clarke

Subs not used: Luke Williams, Joe Anyon, Hakeeb Adelakun, Levi Sutton  


Referee: Graham Horwood


Booked:
Cobblers: Marc Richards (33, 3rd of the season), John-Joe O'Toole (60, 13th), Alex Revell (88, 7th)  
Scunthorpe: Sam Mantom (25), Stephen Dawson (59), Kevin Van Veen (60), Josh Morris (84)


10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension       

15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension


Sent off:
Cobblers: none      
Scunthorpe: 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.


Scunthorpe United were the visitors to Sixfields for the Cobblers first game following manager Rob Page’s departure earlier in the week. Paul Wilkinson took charge of the team with manager elect Justin Edinburgh watching from the stands as he prepared to take up the reigns.


New signing Neal Eardley made his debut at right-back while Lewin Nyatanga returned at centre-half after recovering from illness.


Prior to kick-off there was a minute’s applause in memory of former Watford and England boss Graham Taylor, who sadly passed away on 12 January at the age of 72.


After a steady start from both sides Kevin Van Veen spurned a good chance to put the visitors in front, heading wide from a Josh Morris cross. Luke Daniels turned over a fiercely driven Matty Taylor free-kick with another corner awarded when Sam Hoskins shot was blocked.


A double save from Daniels denied first Alex Revell twice before Stephen Dawson’s goal line clearance prevented the Cobblers from taking the lead, again through Revell.


The Cobblers were enjoying a good period of pressure but it was Scunthorpe who took the lead against the run of play, Kevin Van Veen heading in Dawson’s cross.


Alex Revell equalised as the game approached half-time, rising well to glance home an inch-perfect cross from Matt Taylor.


As the game opened up in the second half, only the post prevented Zander Diamond from putting the Cobblers in front. Diamond then couldn’t find the target with a header from another perfectly delivered Matt Taylor set piece.

Josh Morris struck the cross bar with a free-kick while Adam Smith made a good save to deny a through on goal Duane Holmes.

Jak McCourt came on for the final ten minutes in place of Hiram Boateng as former Cobblers striker Ivan Toney came on for the Iron.

Scunthorpe re-took the lead on 83 minutes, Josh Morris curling a shot into the top corner. The goal was harsh on the Cobblers but it was enough to see the visitors to all three points.

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

SHOTS ON TARGET: (9) 8 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 5 
CORNERS: (3) 7          
FOULS: (9) 16         
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 3


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

SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 7
CORNERS: (0) 1
FOULS: (8) 14
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 3


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



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