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BLACKPOOL 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Blackpool 1 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

28 November 2023

Match Reports

BLACKPOOL 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Blackpool 1 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

28 November 2023

SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Tuesday November 28th, 7.45pm
Bloomfield Road

BLACKPOOL 1
Jordan Rhodes 65

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Kieron Bowie 31
Sam Hoskins 75

Attendance: 9,058 (number of Cobblers fans not confirmed)

Blackpool: Dan Grimshaw, James Husband, Matt Pennington, Owen Dale, Sony Carey, Karamoko Dembele (sub Andy Lyons 82), Kenny Dougall (sub Albie Morgan 82), Jordan Rhodes, Jake Beesley (sub Kyle Joseph 64), Marvin Ekpiteta, CJ Hamilton
Subs not used: Richard O’Donnell, Callum Connolly, Jensen Weir, Olly Casey

Cobblers: Max Thompson, Aaron McGowan, Jordan Willis (sub Ryan Haynes 90), Sam Sherring, Akin Odimayo, Jack Sowerby, Shaun McWilliams, Marc Leonard (sub Manny Monthe 87), Sam Hoskins, Kieron Bowie (sub Louis Appere 67), Mitch Pinnock
Subs not used: James Dadge, Tyreece Simpson, Will Hondermarck

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Booked:
Blackpool: none
Cobblers: Kieron Bowie (31), Akin Odimayo (34), Jon Brady (34), Sam Hoskins (64), Jack Sowerby (86)

Sent off:
Blackpool: none
Cobblers: none

Northampton Town were in midweek action with a tough trip to in-form Blackpool. Having initially named an unchanged side, Jon Brady was forced into a late change with Akin Odimayo replacing Patrick Brough. Former Cobblers keeper Richard O’Donnell was on the bench for the hosts.

Dan Grimshaw made a terrific early save to deny Marc Leonard while it needed a vital interception from Shaun McWilliams to prevent Karamoko Dembele getting a shot away. James Husband volleyed over from a corner and but for some good work from Max Thompson, Jake Beesley could have been in for the opening goal for Blackpool.

Beesley, played in by Dembele, spurned a good chance midway through the first half, shooting straight at Thompson with Jordan Rhodes soon following suit.

The Cobblers, backed by a vociferous away following, broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark, Sam Hoskins setting up Kieron Bowie who slotted the ball low past Grimshaw.

Owen Dale arrowed a strike narrowly over the angle of post and bar as the Tangerines went close to an equaliser but the Cobblers went agonisingly close to a second goal in first half stoppage time, Hoskins' cross/shot just wide of the post.

Blackpool equalised on 65 minutes with a goal that came out of nowhere, Jordan Rhodes on the end of a cross to head home.

Substitute Kyle Joseph flicked a shot just wide as the home side looked to turn the scoreline on its head but the Cobblers re-took the lead on 75 minutes, Sam Hoskins scoring from an acute angle after capitalising on a loose back pass.

Mitch Pinnock almost caught Grimshaw off his line with 89 minutes on the clock but Jon Brady’s side had done enough to claim a terrific three points on the road.

BLACKPOOL MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (6) 10
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (2) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (3) 4
CORNERS: (2) 2
FOULS: (3) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0


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