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NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1

Northampton Town 1 Wigan Athletic 1 - the match report

13 January 2024

Match Reports

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1

Northampton Town 1 Wigan Athletic 1 - the match report

13 January 2024

SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Saturday January 13th, 3.00pm
Sixfields

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Sam Hoskins 16 pen

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Josh Magennis 64

Attendance: 6,664 (622 away supporters)
 

Cobblers: Lee Burge, Aaron McGowan, Jordan Willis, Jon Guthrie, Patrick Brough, Shaun McWilliams, Marc Leonard, Sam Hoskins (sub Manny Monthe 65), Kieron Bowie, Mitch Pinnock, Tyreece Simpson (sub Louis Appere 72)
Subs not used: James Dadge, Harvey Lintott, Will Hondermarck, Max Dyche, Ryan Haynes

Wigan: Sam Tickle, Liam Morrison (sub Callum McManaman 60), Steven Sessegnon, Charlie Hughes, Sean Clare, Thelo Aasgaard, Jordan Jones, Martial Godo (sub Jonny Smith 72), Luke Chambers, Baba Adeeko (sub Matt Smith 60), Josh Magennis (sub Charlie Wyke 72)
Subs not used: Stephen Humphrys, Ben Amos, Jason Kerr

Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Booked:
Cobblers: Mitch Pinnock (58), Patrick Brough (81), Shaun McWilliams (87)
Wigan  Sam Tickle (16), Josh Magennis (40), Matt Smith (67), Charlie Hughes (71), Jordan Jones (87), Charlie Wyke (90)

Sent off:
Cobblers: none
Wigan: none

Following an injury lay-off Lee Burge was back in goal for the visit of Wigan Athletic with top goalscorer Sam Hoskins also passed fit to start. Louis Appere was back on the bench but seven players were unavailable for selection due to injury, Jack Sowerby, Sam Sherring, Danny Hylton, Akin Odimayo, Ali Koiki, Ben Fox and Tyler Magloire.

Jordan Jones fired over an early chance for Wigan but with a quarter of an hour played it was the Cobblers who took the lead from the penalty spot, the returning Sam Hoskins converting the spot-kick after Kieron Bowie was brought down in the area by Latics goalkeeper Sam Tickle.

A headed goal-line clearance from Aaron McGowan on the half-hour mark denied Wigan an equaliser and the Cobblers then went close to a second goal when Shaun McWilliams volleyed just wide from 20-yards.

Burge, making his 50th appearance for the club, made a good save to keep out a Liam Morrison header in first half stoppage time to ensure the Cobblers led at the break.

Thelo Aasgaard tested Burge in the opening exchanges of the second half while Tyreece Simpson fired over for the Cobblers.

Wigan got themselves back on level terms on 64 minutes, Josh Magennis scoring from close range after being played in by substitute Matt Smith.

Manny Monthe replaced Hoskins in the Cobblers first change as Jon Brady switched to a back three with Louis Appere then introduced at the expense of Tyreece Simpson.

The game was in the balance going into the final ten minutes with McGowan making another vital intervention to deny Jones. Mitch Pinnock then shot just wide with the 90 minutes up and in the end the points were shared.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 4
CORNERS: (0) 1
FOULS: (5) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0

WIGAN MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 4
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (7) 9
FOULS: (6) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (5) 7


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