SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday October 10th, 3.00pm
PTS Academy Stadium
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2
Nathan Thompson 33
Reece Brown 80
MATCH SPONSORS: NICEL PRECISION ENGINEERING
MATCHBALL SPONSORS: PTS ACADEMY
Cobblers: Steve Arnold, Michael Harriman, Cian Bolger, Fraser Horsfall, Joseph Mills (sub Ricky Korboa 68), Nicky Adams, Christopher Missilou (sub Ryan Watson 46), Jack Sowerby, Sam Hoskins, Harry Smith (sub Benny Ashley-Seal 56), Danny Rose
Subs not used: Jonathan Mitchell, Mark Marshall, Caleb Chukwuemeka, Luka Racic
Peterborough: Christy Pym, Dan Butler, Nathan Thompson, Mark Beevers, Frankie Kent, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Siriki Dembele, Reece Brown, Sammie Szmodics (sub Ryan Broom 78), Ethan Hamilton, Joe Ward
Subs not used: Mo Eisa, Dan Gyollai, Louis Reed, Flynn Clarke, Frazer Blake-Tracy, Niall Mason
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Cobblers: Sam Hoskins (51, 1st of the season), Ricky Korboa (73, 1st), Ryan Watson (85, 3rd)
5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 37 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.
Derby day at the PTS Academy Stadium saw a return to the Northampton Town side for the fit again Fraser Horsfall while Jack Sowerby and Danny Rose kept their places after impressing in the EFL Trophy victory over Southampton under 21s in midweek.
Before the game got underway there was a period of silence to mark the passing of former Cobbler and Peterborough United player Tommy Robson.
Steve Arnold made an early save from Sammie Szmodics and the Cobblers keeper was also called upon when Siriki Dembele took aim from the edge of the area.
Arnold’s opposite number Christy Pym denied Danny Rose and Sam Hoskins in a good spell for the Cobblers midway through the first half, the save from Hoskins a terrific stop after a good ball in from Jack Sowerby.
Jonson Clarke-Harris had a header comfortably saved by Arnold on the half hour but Peterborough did make the breakthrough soon after when Dembele played in Nathan Thompson who beat Arnold with a low finish. Arnold then made a superb save to prevent Clarke-Harris making it 2-0 before half-time.
Ryan Watson replaced Christopher Missilou at half-time and the Cobblers second change of the afternoon followed on 57 minutes with Benny Ashley-Seal on for Harry Smith.
Cian Bolger made an important block to deny Mark Beevers a shot on goal while at the other end Nicky Adams curled a free-kick over the bar. Joseph Mills then made way for Ricky Korboa after picking up a knock.
Arnold parried a powerful drive from Joe Ward and Szmodics shot wide as Peterborough pressed for a second goal. Hoskins volleyed wide in a half chance for the Cobblers but Posh did then double their lead, Reece Brown with a cool finish after the Cobblers appealed for a handball in the build up. That goal effectively killed the game and sealed the three points for Peterborough.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (0) 1
FOULS: (8) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0
PETERBOROUGH MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (5) 7
FOULS: (6) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0