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BURTON ALBION 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Burton Albion 0 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

24 February 2024

Match Reports

BURTON ALBION 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2

Burton Albion 0 Northampton Town 2 - the match report

24 February 2024

SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday February 24th, 3.00pm
Pirelli Stadium
 
BURTON ALBION 0
 
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2
Marc Leonard 22
Mitch Pinnock 36
 
Attendance: 3,953 (number of Cobblers fans not confirmed)
 
Burton: Max Crocombe, John Brayford (sub Bobby Kamwa 68), Deji Oshilaja, Ryan Sweeney, Joe Powell, Mason Bennett (sub Joe Hugill 57), Mark Helm (sub Mustapha Carayol 57), Ademola Ola-Adebomi (sub Kyle Hudlin 57), Tolaji Bola (sub Steve Seddon 57), Tom Hamer, Toto Nsiala
Subs not used: Jamal Blackman, Ciaran Gilligan
 
Cobblers: Louie Moulden, Jordan Willis, Sam Sherring, Jon Guthrie, Patrick Brough (sub Manny Monthe 86), Ben Fox (sub Shaun McWilliams 69), Marc Leonard, Will Hondermarck (sub Jack Sowerby 86), Mitch Pinnock, Kieron Bowie, Tyreece Simpson (sub Louis Appere 69)
Subs not used: James Dadge, Liam Moore, Sam Hoskins
 

Referee: Tom Reeves

Booked:
Burton: none
Cobblers: Louie Moulden (47), Marc Leonard (90)

Sent off:
Burton: none
Cobblers: none

Jack Sowerby was back on the bench for the trip to Burton Albion as boss Jon Brady named the same starting XI for a third consecutive fixture. Tony Springett (illness) was unavailable for selection.

Burton started brightly with Mason Bennett heading over an early chance and Deji Oshilaja shooting wide from 10-yards. Having grown into the contest it was the Cobblers though who took the lead midway through the first half when the in-form Marc Leonard beat Max Crocombe with a deflected 25-yard strike.

Louie Moulden made a good save to deny Ryan Sweeney as the home side looked for a quick response while at the other end Crocombe saved a low shot from Kieron Bowie as the Cobblers looked to double their lead which they duly did on 36 minutes, Mitch Pinnock picking up a loose ball before finding the bottom corner with a sweet strike from 20-yards.

Trailing 2-0, the home side made four changes ten minutes into the second half with Kyle Hudlin, Steve Seddon, Joe Hugill and Mustapha Carayol all coming on.
 
Shaun McWilliams, on in a double change with Louis Appere, almost scored with his first touch but his rasping strike from distance rattled the post. The Cobblers were looking to kill the game off with a third goal and Bowie slid a shot just wide following a counter-attack. 
 
Moulden tipped over a header from Hudlin and Carayol fired a shot just wide as the Brewers tried to set up a grandstand finale but Jon Brady’s side stood firm to close out the victory.
 

BURTON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 11
CORNERS: (2) 6
FOULS: (6) 14
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 5
CORNERS: (0) 1
FOULS: (2) 4
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 2


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