SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Monday April 2nd, 3.00pm
PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2
Jack Baldwin 12
Jack Marriott 14
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
Attendance: 8,619 (1,435 Cobblers fans)
Peterborough: Conor O'Malley, Liam Shephard, Andrew Hughes, Jack Baldwin, Gwion Edwards (sub George Cooper 76), Chris Forrester (sub Michael Doughty 90), Marcus Maddison (sub Junior Morias 89), Jack Marriott, Joe Ward, Leo Da Silva Lopes, Steven Taylor
Subs not used: Jonathan Bond, Danny Lloyd, Lewis Freestone, Anthony Grant
Cobblers: Richard O’Donnell, Shay Facey, Leon Barnett, Ash Taylor, Jordan Turnbull, Daniel Powell (sub Kevin van Veen 56), Matt Crooks (sub Joe Bunney 87), Matt Grimes, Sam Foley (sub Gboly Ariyibi 74), Chris Long, Sam Hoskins
Subs not used: David Cornell, David Buchanan, Brendan Moloney, Shaun McWilliams
Referee: Mr Michael Salisbury
Peterborough: Marcus Maddison (46)
Cobblers: Daniel Powell (19, 2nd of the season), Sam Hoskins (45, 6th), Matt Grimes (70, 10th), Matt Crooks (77, 10th), Kevin van Veen (85, 5th), Shay Facey (90, 2nd)
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Cobblers: Ash Taylor (79)
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.
It was a local derby for the Cobblers on Easter Monday as they travelled to Peterborough United. Leon Barnett, Sam Foley, Daniel Powell and Sam Hoskins all came into the side as boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, still without John-Joe O’Toole who served the final game of his three-match ban, made four changes to the team that started against Charlton on Good Friday.
Barnett headed wide from an early Matt Grimes corner and both Matt Crooks and Chris Long drew saves from Conor O'Malley as the Cobblers started the game very much on top.
Peterborough took the lead from their first foray forward, Liam Shephard's free-kick headed in by Jack Baldwin.
90 seconds later it was 2-0, Jack Marriott lofting the ball over Richard O’Donnell from another long free kick forward.
Marriott had a chance for a second when he was played in by Gwion Edwards but Barnett was in the right place at the right time to make a vital interception. The Cobblers continued to create chances though with Crooks seeing a shot blocked by Baldwin and Foley heading wide.
The off-side flag was raised when Marriott headed in a Marcus Maddison cross at the start of the second half. Kevin van Veen came on in the first change for the Cobblers, Daniel Powell, booked in the first half, making way.
Steven Taylor denied Long a clear shot on goal after some good work by Foley created an opening for the on-loan Burnley striker. Foley then went agonisingly close midway through the second half, the midfielder on the stretch to connect with a van Veen cross to the back post.
Ash Taylor was shown a straight red card when the referee adjudged he had brought down Marriott and the Cobblers played out the remainder of the game with ten men.
PETERBOROUGH MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (7) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 3
CORNERS: (1) 4
FOULS: (8) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 5
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 5
CORNERS: (7) 7
FOULS: (9) 18
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 4