Northampton rescued a point in a thrilling draw against Burton.

Calvin Zola's shot put the hosts in front and Kelvin Langmead turned Billy Kee's cross in to his own net for 2-0.

But the Cobblers skipper made amends by heading in Ishmel Demontagnac's free-kick before David Artell's scrappy goal brought the visitors level.

Zander Diamond nodded home a Damien McCrory free-kick to put Burton back in front, but Alex Nicholls floated in a dramatic late equaliser.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a bit of a roller coaster, wasn't it? I felt the first half was well controlled performance but I think when Calvin Zola came off with an injury, it was a big blow for us and it turned the game somewhat.

"I was disappointed we conceded to goals to let them back in it, but I felt we showed a lot of character to go 3-2 up.

"Then they made it 3-3 and I was happy to see a draw in the end."

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"That's the worst half of football we've played since I've been here. This sometimes happens because on Friday in training, it was the best I've ever seen us.

"They've got character and they do fight back. My irritation is that you shouldn't need to be punched before you start punching. We gave them a 2-0 start.

"The two goals against us are five-a-side goals. They shouldn't be anywhere near our goal and should've been defended much better.

"We came back. The goal to get the draw is as good a goal as I've ever seen."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 24 Kiernan
  • 08 Weir Booked
  • 14 McCrory Booked
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell
  • 26 Rooney (Webster - 90' )
  • 10 Zola (Kee - 47' )
  • 18 Paterson (Stanton - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton
  • 07 Taylor
  • 22 Dyer
  • 12 Yussuf
  • 29 Kee

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 18 Artell
  • 23 East (Johnson - 52' )
  • 04 Guttridge Booked
  • 07 Demontagnac (Moult - 90' )
  • 11 Hackett (Roofe - 58' )
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 14 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 01 Higgs
  • 02 Johnson
  • 06 Charles
  • 27 Roofe
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 19 Moult
Ref: Malone
Att: 2,857

Match Stats

Shots

19 13

On target

7 8

Corners

3 7

Fouls

5 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06

The ball is sent over by Anthony O'Connor, Effort from inside the area by Billy Kee misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +1:43

Kemar Roofe takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kemar Roofe.

89:47 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Webster is brought on as a substitute for Luke Rooney.

89:47 Substitution

Substitution Louis Moult comes on in place of Ishmel Demontagnac.

89:47

The ball is crossed by Kemar Roofe.

89:34 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

89:14

Inswinging corner taken by Kemar Roofe, clearance made by Nathan Stanton.

88:22

Inswinging corner taken by Ishmel Demontagnac, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

87:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee by Luke Guttridge. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick. Shot by Rob Kiernan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

86:26

Foul by Ben Tozer on Zander Diamond, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

85:35

Shot on goal by Robbie Weir from just inside the area goes over the target.

83:53

Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

82:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Nicholls - Burton 3 - 3 Northamp'n Alex Nicholls fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 3-3 Northampton.

82:29

Robbie Weir has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:20 Booking

Booking Damien McCrory receives a yellow card.

81:13

Damien McCrory concedes a free kick for a foul on Ishmel Demontagnac. Direct free kick taken by Ishmel Demontagnac.

79:44

Luke Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

79:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Zander Diamond - Burton 3 - 2 Northamp'n Zander Diamond finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Burton Albion 3-2 Northampton.

78:58

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Kemar Roofe results in a free kick. Luke Rooney takes the direct free kick, Zander Diamond sends in a cross,

77:52

Effort from outside the box by Jacques Maghoma goes wide right of the target.

76:16

Luke Rooney challenges Ishmel Demontagnac unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

74:27

Assist on the goal came from Ishmel Demontagnac.

74:27 Goal scored

Goal! - David Artell - Burton 2 - 2 Northamp'n David Artell finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-2 Northampton.

73:56

Centre by Ishmel Demontagnac, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

73:29

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot.

71:48

Kelvin Langmead takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Ishmel Demontagnac takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

71:48 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Paterson leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Stanton.

71:48

Corner taken by Ishmel Demontagnac from the left by-line,

71:32

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Clearance made by Damien McCrory.

71:15

A cross is delivered by Ben Tozer, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

69:46

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ishmel Demontagnac, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

67:41

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa from inside the box hits the post.

65:48

Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Bell.

65:32

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Clearance made by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

64:22

Billy Kee takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

63:39

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

62:15

Ishmel Demontagnac provided the assist for the goal.

62:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Kelvin Langmead - Burton 2 - 1 Northamp'n Kelvin Langmead finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-1 Northampton.

59:37

Assist by Billy Kee.

59:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Kelvin Langmead - Burton 2 - 0 Northamp'n Kelvin Langmead concedes an own goal. Burton Albion 2-0 Northampton.

57:56 Substitution

Substitution Chris Hackett leaves the field to be replaced by Kemar Roofe.

54:43

Lee Bell takes a shot.

53:02 Booking

Booking Luke Guttridge is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:38

Luke Guttridge challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory takes the free kick.

52:14

Ben Tozer challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Bell.

51:47

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Bell.

51:06 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with John Johnson coming on for Danny East.

46:55 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee is brought on as a substitute for Calvin Zola.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:02

Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony O'Connor. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

42:27

Adebayo Akinfenwa has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ishmel Demontagnac.

40:00

Foul by Kelvin Langmead on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Bell. Robbie Weir takes a shot. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in. Shot from inside the area by Luke Rooney clears the bar.

39:42

The ball is crossed by Alex Nicholls.

38:14

Robbie Weir takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

37:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Widdowson on Luke Rooney. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

33:23 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir receives a yellow card.

33:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Chris Hackett. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory. Zander Diamond takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

32:22

The ball is sent over by Damien McCrory.

29:48

Chris Hackett is ruled offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

27:51

Lee Bell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Corner taken by Lee Bell. Lee Bell takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

26:18

Effort from the edge of the area by Chris Hackett goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25:21

Shot by Luke Rooney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

24:14

Calvin Zola has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

23:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny East on Jacques Maghoma. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

21:51

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls. The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Paterson. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

19:14

Rob Kiernan challenges Ishmel Demontagnac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ishmel Demontagnac produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. David Artell takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in.

17:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Ishmel Demontagnac. Rob Kiernan restarts play with the free kick.

17:35

Luke Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Guttridge.

14:51

Robbie Weir produces a cross, save made by Lee Nicholls.

14:01

Joe Widdowson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

9:29

Damien McCrory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac. Ishmel Demontagnac crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

8:20

Jacques Maghoma provided the assist for the goal.

8:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Burton 1 - 0 Northamp'n Calvin Zola finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Northampton.

7:52

The ball is delivered by Luke Rooney,

7:13

Anthony O'Connor fouled by Chris Hackett, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

4:31

Shot from just outside the area by Robbie Weir misses to the right of the target.

3:47

Alex Nicholls sends in a cross.

2:56

Jacques Maghoma produces a cross.

0:40

Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The referee starts the second half.

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