Andy Mangan's injury-time header gave Fleetwood a fourth win in a row against 10-man Northampton.

Daniel East received his second yellow card for the Cobblers after 29 minutes when he fouled Jamie McGuire.

McGuire had two headers disallowed for offside and Fleetwood could have felt it was not their day when Junior Brown's goal was also ruled out.

However, Mangan nodded in at the back post in the second minute of stoppage time to give the Cod Army the points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought we should never have had a man sent off in the first place.

"It wasn't a foul (the first booking). He wasn't going off until the Fleetwood players got around.

"That's not me having a go at the Fleetwood players, that's just gamesmanship and that's where the referee has to be strong and deal with it.

"But there you are. He wasn't, he didn't and the boy went off. But after that they worked their socks off and so we're disappointed not to come away with something."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (3)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Howell
  • 05 McNulty
  • 12 Brown Booked
  • 28 Mawene
  • 10 Fowler Booked
  • 18 McGuire (Barkh'zen - 59' )
  • 20 Johnson
  • 09 Parkin Booked (Gillespie - 30' )
  • 14 Mangan

Substitutes

  • 16 Maxwell
  • 33 Eastham
  • 08 Milligan
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 27 Marrow
  • 19 Gillespie
  • 32 Barkh'zen

Northampton Town

  • 21 Nicholls Booked
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 18 Artell Booked
  • 23 East Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 08 Harding Booked
  • 11 Hackett
  • 09 Platt
  • 14 Nicholls
  • 19 Moult (Wilson - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 24 Turnbull
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 16 Wilson
Ref: Rushton
Att: 3,027

Match Stats

Shots

24 6

On target

15 3

Corners

7 1

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:07 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:40

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

90:00 +5:13

Andy Mangan is ruled offside. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:13

Centre by Lewis Wilson.

90:00 +2:44

The assist for the goal came from Shaun Beeley.

90:00 +2:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Mangan - Fleetwood 1 - 0 Northamp'n Andy Mangan grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Fleetwood Town 1-0 Northampton.

90:00 +2:16

Shaun Beeley crosses the ball,

90:00 +1:22

The ball is sent over by Shaun Beeley, Joe Widdowson manages to make a clearance.

87:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Artell on Tom Barkhuizen. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.

86:29

Damien Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:09

The ball is swung over by Shaun Beeley, Steven Gillespie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83:24

Free kick taken by Lee Fowler, Andy Mangan takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

83:24 Booking

Booking David Artell is booked.

82:52

Handball decision goes against Ben Tozer.

82:31

Corner taken by Andy Mangan, clearance by David Artell.

80:50

Lee Fowler takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

79:57 Booking

Booking Junior Brown is cautioned.

78:23

Lee Fowler takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

77:37

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Chris Hackett goes wide of the left-hand post.

75:49

Andy Mangan fouled by Chris Hackett, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Andy Mangan, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Youl Mawene misses to the right of the target.

75:37

The ball is delivered by Steven Gillespie, Chris Hackett makes a clearance.

74:31

Andy Mangan takes a inswinging corner.

74:05

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

73:50 Booking

Booking Lee Nicholls shown a yellow card.

71:59

Shot from just outside the box by Dean Howell misses to the left of the target.

71:33

A cross is delivered by Junior Brown, David Artell makes a clearance.

70:36

Damien Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. David Artell takes the indirect free kick.

69:48

Shaun Beeley takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

69:21

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve McNulty. Steve McNulty restarts play with the free kick.

69:04

The ball is crossed by Dean Howell, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

68:19

Dean Howell produces a cross, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.

65:38

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Mangan from the right by-line, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.

65:21

Shaun Beeley crosses the ball, Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Ben Harding gets a block in.

62:42

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

61:29

The referee blows for offside against Tom Barkhuizen. Indirect free kick taken by David Artell.

61:11

Clive Platt has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

59:59

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Mangan, Shot from just outside the box by Andy Mangan misses to the left of the goal.

59:28

Ben Harding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Johnson. Free kick taken by Youl Mawene.

58:22 Substitution

Substitution Jamie McGuire goes off and Tom Barkhuizen comes on.

58:02

The ball is swung over by Dean Howell.

56:57

Alex Nicholls takes a shot.

56:16

Shaun Beeley sends in a cross, Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

54:58

A cross is delivered by Chris Hackett, blocked by Dean Howell.

54:47

Shaun Beeley crosses the ball, blocked by Joe Widdowson.

52:07

Dean Howell delivers the ball, Joe Widdowson manages to make a clearance.

51:11

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

49:56

Junior Brown produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

48:49

Andy Mangan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by David Artell.

46:54

The referee blows for offside against Dean Howell. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

45:42

Chris Hackett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Junior Brown. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

45:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Gillespie. David Artell takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Louis Moult goes off and Lewis Wilson comes on.

45:00 +3:27 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:02

The ball is crossed by Ben Harding, save made by Scott Davies.

45:00 +1:36

Andy Mangan concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

43:16

Youl Mawene fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

42:54

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

41:40

The ball is crossed by Andy Mangan, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

41:23

The ball is swung over by Damien Johnson, clearance made by Alex Nicholls.

40:31

Lee Fowler takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

39:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Moult by Jamie McGuire. Chris Hackett takes the indirect free kick.

38:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie McGuire. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

37:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie McGuire. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

37:28

Lee Fowler delivers the ball, Junior Brown takes a shot.

36:13

Jamie McGuire takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

35:35

Kelvin Langmead challenges Jamie McGuire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie McGuire.

33:02

David Artell takes the indirect free kick.

33:02 Booking

Booking Lee Fowler is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

32:27

Lee Fowler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls.

31:29

Louis Moult delivers the ball, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

29:49 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jon Parkin.

29:20

Centre by Jon Parkin, save by Lee Nicholls.

28:57

Shaun Beeley takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

26:28

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Dean Howell, Foul by Jon Parkin on Chris Hackett, free kick awarded. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

26:28 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ben Harding a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

26:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Damien Johnson.

23:26

Free kick taken by Youl Mawene.

23:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Danny East sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

23:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny East on Jamie McGuire.

22:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny East by Jon Parkin. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

21:44

Junior Brown fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

20:43

A cross is delivered by Joe Widdowson, Effort on goal by Jon Parkin from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:51

Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

18:51 Booking

Booking Caution for Jon Parkin.

18:45

Unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Jon Parkin results in a free kick.

17:53

Scott Davies takes the free kick.

17:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny East.

17:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny East on Junior Brown.

17:00

Jon Parkin challenges David Artell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

16:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Alex Nicholls. Damien Johnson takes the free kick.

16:03

Junior Brown delivers the ball.

15:35

Louis Moult sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve McNulty.

15:09

Danny East crosses the ball, Steve McNulty makes a clearance.

14:19

Shot from long range by Dean Howell misses to the right of the target.

14:08

Lee Fowler delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny East.

13:11

Jon Parkin challenges Lee Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

12:48

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Mangan, save made by Lee Nicholls.

12:21

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Andy Mangan, blocked by Danny East.

11:54

Andy Mangan takes a shot. David Artell gets a block in.

11:37

Chris Hackett sends in a cross, save by Scott Davies.

10:15

Unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Jamie McGuire results in a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

9:40

Shaun Beeley produces a cross.

7:23

Youl Mawene gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls. The ball is swung over by Ben Harding, Clive Platt takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

7:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Nicholls by Jamie McGuire. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

6:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hackett on Dean Howell. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

5:26

The ball is crossed by Danny East.

4:42

Youl Mawene gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer. Danny East takes the free kick.

4:33

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

4:10

Shaun Beeley sends in a cross.

3:45

Junior Brown takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

3:26

Ben Harding takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Damien Johnson manages to make a clearance.

3:01

The ball is swung over by Chris Hackett, clearance by Steve McNulty.

1:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Louis Moult. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Mangan, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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