Adebayo Akinfenwa's goal gained Northampton a point at York, despite playing much of the game with 10 men.

Matty Blair opened the scoring for the Minstermen, flicking the ball past defender John Johnson before finishing.

Louis Moult was then shown a straight red card for a reckless foul on York centre-back Chris Smith.

Akinfenwa equalised, tapping in from close range after York keeper Michael Ingham spilled Chris Hackett's free-kick, to take a share of the points.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we started the second half poorly and we gave them a lift.

"We were sloppy and they got the goal and gave them another lift.

"We came out in the second half and didn't get going.

"We're not the first team to lose against 10 men and we've got ourselves another point.

"It's important we come out here Saturday, capitalise on our six games without a defeat and turn the seventh into three points."

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"You've got to have spirit and that was a wonderful second half performance. We were the better team and we had the better chances in the second half. It was one my favourite performances as manager.

"There were two outstanding performances amongst a lot of really good performances - Chris Hackett and Lewis Hornby were fantastic.

"Very early on in the season I had a word with Lewis and I told him I didn't think he'd be good enough unless he did things differently - and he responded.

"Louis Moult had done very well but it was frustration that he didn't get the free-kick, he's caught Smith and he deserved to go."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 22 Carlisle Booked
  • 08 Kerr (Oyebanjo - 82' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 26 McLaughlin (Reed - 66' )
  • 28 Kearns
  • 09 Walker (Johnson - 84' )
  • 10 Chambers

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 23 Doig
  • 19 Potts
  • 20 Challinor
  • 07 Reed
  • 14 Johnson

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 02 Johnson Booked (Hornby - 46' )
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 23 East
  • 11 Hackett Booked
  • 28 Huws
  • 09 Platt
  • 10 Akinfenwa Booked
  • 19 Moult Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 01 Higgs
  • 06 Charles
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 22 Hornby
  • 29 Moyo
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 16 Wilson
Ref: Miller
Att: 3,039

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

4 5

Corners

5 2

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:47

The ball is sent over by Lanre Oyebanjo, Oli Johnson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +1:14

Lanre Oyebanjo fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

90:00 +0:26

Lewis Hornby takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:26 Booking

Booking Clarke Carlisle is cautioned.

90:00 +0:18

Unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Clarke Carlisle results in a free kick.

89:44

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

88:32

Jamal Fyfield produces a cross, save by Lee Nicholls.

86:37

Shot by Ashley Chambers from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

86:10

Oli Johnson is ruled offside. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

85:52

Oli Johnson takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.

85:33

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Lanre Oyebanjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

83:09 Substitution

Substitution Oli Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Walker.

81:30 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Oyebanjo comes on in place of Scott Kerr.

79:15

Clarke Carlisle is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Hackett has an effort direct from the free kick.

78:36

Shot by Daniel Kearns from outside the box goes high over the target.

78:17

Daniel Kearns takes a shot. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in.

77:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clive Platt. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

76:41

Daniel Kearns produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

76:02

A cross is delivered by Matty Blair. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Chambers.

74:47

Danny East takes a shot. Fantastic save by Michael Ingham.

74:00

The ball is swung over by Scott Kerr, save by Lee Nicholls.

73:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Kearns from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

71:40

Shot from long range by Chris Hackett goes wide of the left-hand upright.

69:07

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Kearns from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Lee Nicholls.

68:30

Lewis Hornby produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

67:54

Chris Hackett sends in a cross. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hackett played to the near post, clearance by Chris Smith.

67:30

Chris Hackett takes a inswinging corner.

65:53 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed is brought on as a substitute for Patrick McLaughlin.

61:14

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

60:05

Lewis Hornby produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

59:14 Booking

Booking The referee books Adebayo Akinfenwa for unsporting behaviour.

57:43

The assist for the goal came from Chris Hackett.

57:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Adebayo Akinfenwa - York 1 - 1 Northamp'n Adebayo Akinfenwa gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. York 1-1 Northampton.

56:48

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Chris Hackett,

54:46

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

51:38

The ball is sent over by Clive Platt, save by Michael Ingham.

51:01

The referee blows for offside against Jason Walker. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

49:42

Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

49:42 Booking

Booking Chris Hackett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

49:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Chris Hackett.

47:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker by Ben Tozer. Jason Walker takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Hornby joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Johnson.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:52

Corner taken by Daniel Kearns from the right by-line played to the near post, The ball is swung over by Ashley Chambers, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

41:20

Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

41:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Louis Moult receives a red card.

41:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Smith by Louis Moult.

38:08

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jason Walker.

38:08 Booking

Booking John Johnson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

37:40

Unfair challenge on Matty Blair by John Johnson results in a free kick.

32:47

Chris Hackett produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by Michael Ingham.

31:05

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Kearns, Adebayo Akinfenwa makes a clearance.

29:23

Effort on goal by Chris Hackett from long range goes over the crossbar.

24:13

Daniel Parslow is penalised for a handball. Kelvin Langmead restarts play with the free kick.

22:19

Assist on the goal came from Ashley Chambers.

22:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 1 - 0 Northamp'n Matty Blair scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 1-0 Northampton.

20:50

Effort on goal by Louis Moult from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

20:26

The ball is delivered by Jason Walker, save by Lee Nicholls.

19:02

Adebayo Akinfenwa is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

17:43

Jason Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

15:16

Effort from just outside the area by Jason Walker goes over the target.

10:08

Emyr Huws takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

9:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker by Chris Hackett. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamal Fyfield from left wing.

7:05

Ashley Chambers produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

4:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Jason Walker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Smith.

4:10

Danny East fouled by Jason Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Danny East takes the direct free kick.

1:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Jason Walker. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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