The Northampton Town Football and Education Programme Development squad won 5-3 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Community & Education Football Alliance League Central 2 on Wednesday morning.
Both sides created opportunities in the opening quarter-of-an-hour, and Wolves took the lead shortly afterwards with a long-range effort that found the far top corner.
The Cobblers turned the scoreline around within five minutes, Jahmai Akande volleying home from Leo Wiles’ deep corner and Harry Cowley placing past the ‘keeper into the bottom right.
The forward slotted home from a tight angle to double his tally and the lead on the half-an-hour mark, and Giancarlo Mercuri poked past the ‘keeper at his near post to extend the advantage soon after.
The midfielder capped-off a positive opening 45 minutes for the Cobblers with his second and his side’s fifth goal on the stroke of half-time, beating the ‘keeper with a low drive from Wiles’ cutback.
The contest became scrappy in the second half, and the visitors pulled a goal back going into the final 20 minutes as a cross deflected towards goal and bounced in at the far post.
Oskar Gajewski, the hosts’ captain, held a powerful effort and saved a low drive with his feet before Wolves hooked wide and then over in separate one-on-one situations.
They managed to add a third goal in added time when a corner was scrambled home from close range, but the Cobblers were able to hold on to earn all three points.
Cobblers: Oskar Gajewski, Reece Lineham, Dean Strachan, Jack Anderton-Gill, Giancarlo Mercuri, Harry Cowley, Tom Lewis, Jahmai Akande, Abdul Maxammed, Leo Wiles, Nialls Gilmour
Substitutes: Kyran Yeomans, Will Mattison, Leo Napodano, Zack Kirk-Bates