EMIRATES FA CUP FIRST ROUND REPLAY
Tuesday November 14th, 7.45pm
SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1
Hakeeb Adelakun 32
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
Attendance: 1,880 (number of Cobblers fans not confirmed)
Scunthorpe: Matt Gilks, Jordan Clarke, Conor Townsend, Murray Wallace, Funso Ojo, Tom Hopper, Hakeeb Adelakun (sub Rory McArdle 87), Lee Novak (sub Paddy Madden 66), Duane Holmes (sub Kevin van Veen 77), Charlie Goode, Cameron Burgess
Subs not used: Rory Watson, Levi Sutton, Lewis Butroid
Cobblers: David Cornell, Shaun McWilliams, Ryan McGivern, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, Yaser Kasim (sub John-Joe O'Toole 83), Sam Foley, Matt Crooks, Dean Bowditch (sub Billy Waters 73), George Smith (sub Lewis McGugan 83), Marc Richards
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, Leon Barnett, Chris Long, Raheem Hanley
Referee: Mr Andy Haines
Scunthorpe: Funso Ojo (80)
Cobblers: Shaun McWilliams (57, 4th of the season)
5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 32 games; 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.
After a goalless draw at Sixfields the Cobblers travelled to Scunthorpe United for a replay in the Emirates FA Cup first round, just four days before the sides were due to meet again in the league.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink again rung the changes with a number of players including Matt Grimes (suspended), Regan Poole (international duty) and Daniel Powell (hamstring) unavailable for selection. David Cornell replaced Matt Ingram in goal with QPR not giving permission for the on-loan keeper to play in the Emirates FA Cup. Leon Barnett, back from an Achilles injury, was named on the bench.
Scunthorpe started the game on the front foot but the Cobblers had a shot on goal in the 13th minute, Matt Gilks saving a Matt Crooks shot from 25-yards. Lee Novak meanwhile headed over from a Hakeeb Adelakun free-kick in a good chance for the home side.
Cornell saved well from Adelakun as the game neared the half hour mark with centre-back Cameron Burgess unable to get his header on target from the subsequent corner.
The home side took the lead on 33 minutes, Hakeeb Adelakun with an unstoppable strike from just outside the area. Funso Ojo was then denied by Cornell on the stretch as Scunthorpe went close to a second before half-time.
A close range header from Burgess was well-saved by Cornell to keep the scoreline at 1-0 while Crooks curled a shot just wide of the post after Sam Foley’s initial effort had been blocked.
Foley headed straight at Gilks and Crooks went agonisingly close to converting a Marc Richards cross as the Cobblers continued to press for an equaliser, looking to take the tie into extra-time. It wasn’t to be for the Cobblers on the night though as Scunthorpe claimed the victory and a second round tie away at Doncaster Rovers.
SCUNTHORPE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (7) 12
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (6) 11
CORNERS: (6) 8
FOULS: (4) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 5
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 7
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 3
CORNERS: (0) 3
FOULS: (7) 13
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1