Paul Cook picked up his first win as Accrington manager as Northampton were swept aside.

Stanley went ahead when the visitors failed to clear their lines and allowed Jamie Devitt to curl home.

Brett Williams, on as a substitute, challenged keeper Lee Nicholls for Blair Adams's cross and forced the ball over the line with his first touch.

Craig Linfield grabbed the winner when he headed home Peter Murphy's right-wing cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We hit the crossbar twice and created more than enough chances despite not playing very well.

"I thought we looked very jaded; we didn't start very well.

"They brought a few new players in which freshened them up. Maybe I should have freshened us up a bit, but when you have got a team that is winning and doing well you stick with it.

"I don't have any complaints today we didn't really deserve to win."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 22 Nicholls
  • 02 Coid
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 06 Kiernan
  • 12 Murphy
  • 08 Barnett (Lindfield - 79' )
  • 11 Joyce
  • 14 McIntyre Booked
  • 17 Devitt (Hatfield - 88' )
  • 16 Grant Booked
  • 23 Amond

Substitutes

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 18 Willis
  • 30 Hatfield
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 09 Guthrie

Northampton Town

  • 33 Duke
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Carlisle
  • 28 Langmead
  • 29 Adams (Charles - 90' )
  • 17 Jacobs (Robinson - 79' )
  • 22 Guttridge
  • 24 Silva
  • 27 Harding
  • 10 Akinfenwa (Williams - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 03 Charles
  • 06 Webster
  • 08 Robinson
  • 09 Williams
Ref: Naylor
Att: 1,803

Match Stats

Shots

12 15

On target

6 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:39

The ball is swung over by Toni Brito Silva, Header from close range by Kelvin Langmead clears the bar.

90:00 +0:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Padraig Amond. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

89:24 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Charles on for Blair Adams.

89:12

Shot from outside the box by Luke Guttridge misses to the left of the target.

88:27

The ball is swung over by Blair Adams, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

87:19 Substitution

Substitution Will Hatfield on for Jamie Devitt.

86:07

Peter Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

86:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Lindfield - Accrington 2 - 1 Northamp'n Craig Lindfield grabs a headed goal from close range. Accrington Stanley 2-1 Northampton.

86:01

The ball is sent over by Peter Murphy,

83:01

The ball is sent over by Danny Coid, clearance made by John Johnson.

82:09

Toni Brito Silva is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

81:32

Peter Murphy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

80:22

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jamie Devitt goes wide left of the goal.

80:14

The ball is delivered by Bobby Grant, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

78:47 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Barnett leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Lindfield.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Michael Jacobs.

78:04

Toni Brito Silva delivers the ball, Clarke Carlisle has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

77:36

Free kick crossed by Blair Adams, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

77:36 Booking

Booking Booking for Aristote Nsiala.

77:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Williams by Aristote Nsiala.

76:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Williams by Aristote Nsiala. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Danny Coid.

75:45

The ball is sent over by Toni Brito Silva, Rob Kiernan manages to make a clearance.

75:15

Padraig Amond is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

74:31

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bobby Grant, Aristote Nsiala takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

74:19

Luke Joyce takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

72:46

Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Brett Williams, free kick awarded. Blair Adams crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Rob Kiernan.

71:21

Charlie Barnett has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

71:13

The ball is sent over by Jamie Devitt, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

70:49

Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

69:27

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bobby Grant.

68:24

Blair Adams provided the assist for the goal.

68:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Williams - Accrington 1 - 1 Northamp'n A goal is scored by Brett Williams from close range low into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Northampton.

68:21

Blair Adams produces a cross,

67:06 Substitution

Substitution Brett Williams on for Adebayo Akinfenwa.

65:44

The ball is delivered by Charlie Barnett, save by Matt Duke.

61:47

Aristote Nsiala challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Danny Coid.

60:18

Ben Tozer takes a shot.

58:27

The referee blows for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Rob Kiernan.

57:56

A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, save by Lee Nicholls.

55:05

Adebayo Akinfenwa has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

54:18

Ben Harding takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Padraig Amond.

53:44

Bobby Grant sends in a cross, John Johnson makes a clearance.

52:48

Unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge by Charlie Barnett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Blair Adams.

52:35

Luke Guttridge sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Joyce.

51:41

Ben Harding crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Aristote Nsiala manages to make a clearance.

51:41 Booking

Booking Kevin McIntyre goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

51:34

Kevin McIntyre concedes a free kick for a foul on Toni Brito Silva.

49:59

Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a comfortable save.

48:17

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball, save made by Lee Nicholls.

45:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toni Brito Silva by Charlie Barnett. The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kelvin Langmead misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:05

Michael Jacobs produces a cross.

45:00 +0:35

Aristote Nsiala challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:10

The ball is sent over by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.

44:38

Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball, Matt Duke makes a save.

44:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Lee Nicholls. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

41:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Devitt - Accrington 1 - 0 Northamp'n Jamie Devitt grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-0 Northampton.

40:33

Unfair challenge on Bobby Grant by Clarke Carlisle results in a free kick. Bobby Grant crosses the ball in from the free kick, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

39:55

Effort by Bobby Grant from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

39:42

The ball is sent over by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

38:40

Unfair challenge on Luke Joyce by Toni Brito Silva results in a free kick. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

37:55

Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

37:55 Booking

Booking Bobby Grant shown a yellow card.

37:44

Foul by Bobby Grant on John Johnson, free kick awarded.

34:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Joyce on Luke Guttridge. Shot comes in from Michael Jacobs from the free kick, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

32:51

Adebayo Akinfenwa handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

31:40

Corner taken short by Ben Harding.

31:26

Ben Harding takes a shot. Aristote Nsiala manages to make a clearance.

30:42

The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, save by Lee Nicholls.

30:20

Rob Kiernan fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

29:48

The ball is swung over by Jamie Devitt, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

29:37

The ball is swung over by Peter Murphy, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

25:33

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball, Rob Kiernan manages to make a clearance.

24:55

Handball by Peter Murphy. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

23:49

Short corner taken by Jamie Devitt, Long range shot by Charlie Barnett goes wide right of the target.

23:30

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

22:51

Jamie Devitt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

22:19

Corner taken by Bobby Grant.

22:05

Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

20:06

Kevin McIntyre challenges Toni Brito Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs from right channel.

16:57

John Johnson takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

14:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Harding.

12:59

Shot by Luke Guttridge from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

11:47

The official flags Padraig Amond offside. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

11:03

Effort from inside the area by Toni Brito Silva misses to the right of the goal.

10:48

The ball is crossed by Jamie Devitt, Matt Duke makes a save.

10:25

Centre by Jamie Devitt, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.

8:24

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Lee Nicholls. Lee Nicholls takes the direct free kick.

7:47

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line, Danny Coid manages to make a clearance.

7:32

Effort on goal by Toni Brito Silva from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

6:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Direct free kick taken by John Johnson.

4:17

Ben Tozer sends in a cross, Adebayo Akinfenwa has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

1:47

Peter Murphy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

1:36

Jamie Devitt delivers the ball, clearance by John Johnson.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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