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CARLISLE UNITED 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Carlisle United 2 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

11 August 2018

SKY BET LEAGUE 2      
Saturday August 11th, 3.00pm      
Brunton Park

CARLISLE UNITED 2
(Jamie Devitt 30 mins)
(Hallam Hope 63 mins)

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
(Kevin van Veen 40 mins)
(Matt Crooks 62 mins)

Attendance: 4,521 (349 away)

Carlisle: Joe Fryer, Danny Grainger, Gary Liddle, Tom Parkes, Mike Jones (Regan Slater 43), Hallam Hope, Jamie Devitt, George Glendon (Adam Campbell 60), Richie Bennett, Jerry Yates, Kelvin Etuhu.
Subs not used: Adam Collin, Gary Miller, Anthony Gerrard, Macauley Gillesphey, Sam Adewusi.

 
Cobblers: David Cornell, Hakeem Odoffin, Ash Taylor (c), Aaron Pierre, David Buchanan, Daniel Powell (Dean Bowditch 66), Matt Crooks, John-Joe O'Toole (Sam Foley 88), Sam Hoskins, Kevin van Veen, Andy Williams (Billy Waters 73).
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, Leon Barnett, Jordan Turnbull, Jack Bridge.

Referee: Tom Neild

Booked:
Carlisle: Gary Liddle (10 mins) Jamie Devitt (90 mins)
Cobblers: Matt Crooks 8 mins (1st of the season), Aaron Pierre 28 mins (1st), Sam Hoskins (45, 1st)

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

Sent off:
Carlisle: none      
Cobblers: 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.

The Cobblers made the long trip north to Carlisle for their first away game of the season and with Shaun McWilliams sidelined with a hamstring injury, Kevin van Veen came into the side. Luke Coddington replaced Lewis Ward on the bench, the on-loan Reading keeper unavailable due to a minor hand injury.

David Cornell tipped an early effort from former Cobblers loanee Hallam Hope onto the post while Daniel Powell had the first real chance of the afternoon for the Cobblers, his snap-shot from 8-yards going wide.

Jamie Devitt and Andy Williams traded chances at either end but it was Carlisle who took the lead, Devitt finding the top corner from distance.

Kevin van Veen drew the Cobblers level with a looping header, Williams pin-point cross creating the opportunity for the Dutchman. The goal lifted Dean Austin’s side with Sam Hoskins, Williams and van Veen again all going close before half-time.

 Williams cracked a shot from 25-yards just wide in the early stages of the second half and the Cobblers were in front on 62 minutes, Matt Crooks there to finish at the far post following a good ball in from Hoskins.

Parity was restored almost immediately though, Hallam Hope slotting the ball past Cornell into the bottom corner.

The game was in the balance as Dean Bowditch replaced Daniel Powell in the Cobblers first change. Billy Waters was also introduced with just over fifteen minutes to play, Williams making way.

Richie Bennett saw a header deflected wide and a well-placed Regan Slater fluffed his lines in front of goal as Carlisle enjoyed a spell of pressure. Sam Foley came on for John-Joe O’Toole with the 90 minutes nearly up and despite a late penalty shout from the home side the game ended 2-2.



CARLISLE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 8
CORNERS: (1) 4          
FOULS: (10) 20        
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6 
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 8
CORNERS: (2) 2
FOULS: (7) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0 


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