Northampton Town v Scunthorpe United
SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday January 14th, 3.00pm
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
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
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.
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