Northampton Town claimed their first win in five matches as they secured a home victory against Aldershot.

The hosts went ahead through Jake Robinson, who raced on to a long ball and fired underneath Jamie Young.

They made sure of the win in injury time when striker Clive Platt lobbed Young for the Cobblers' second goal.

Aldershot, who suffered their first defeat in seven away games, had chances but Danny Hylton shot wide and then headed off target from a free-kick.

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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"Very often the players get the credit but there is an army behind the scenes here. The groundsman and his team worked very, very hard to get the game on.

"There wasn't much sexy football being played but it was a good, old-fashioned British game and we had to do the ugly things very well.

"I am pleased for Clive Platt. He's a Championship player at League Two level.

"Jake Robinson has picked it up, he's worked very hard and he's always got a chance with me. He's proved he can score. I'm delighted for him and Clive."

Aldershot Town manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I think the least we deserved was a draw but we lacked the clinical side of our game. In the last game we were very clinical and today it wasn't there."

"We've created a number of chances, more than in any other game this season, and I thought the confidence of the players and their passing was excellent.

"On another day we will score goals and we will get ready to face Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 05 Langmead
  • 06 Charles
  • 12 Tozer
  • 30 Carlisle
  • 07 Demontagnac (Robinson - 46' )
  • 08 Harding
  • 11 Hackett
  • 22 Hornby
  • 28 Huws
  • 09 Platt

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 23 East
  • 25 Dias
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 17 Robinson
  • 19 Moult
  • 29 Moyo

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 04 Morris
  • 16 Berqvrst Booked
  • 23 Bradley
  • 39 Hector
  • 28 Cadogan (Roberts - 90' )
  • 31 Rose
  • 10 Hylton
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 20 Reid (Mekki - 79' )
  • 37 Lopez

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 41 Rudolph
  • 42 Brice
  • 17 Mekki
  • 33 Roberts
  • 27 Madjo
  • 40 Webbe
Ref: Robinson
Att: 4,574

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

8 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Clive Platt - Northamp'n 2 - 0 Aldershot Clive Platt scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Northampton 2-0 Aldershot.

90:00 +2:47

Daniel Lopez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Centre by Doug Bergqvist, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance. Danny Rose takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ben Harding manages to make a clearance.

88:05 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Roberts comes on in place of Kieron Cadogan.

88:05

Kieron Cadogan sends in a cross, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle. Foul by Doug Bergqvist on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Anthony Charles takes the direct free kick.

84:55

Danny Hylton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

83:18

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the right by-line, Kelvin Langmead manages to make a clearance.

82:30

Danny Hylton has an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Hackett.

80:35

Shot by Clarke Carlisle. Blocked by Danny Hylton. The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, blocked by Aaron Morris. Corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding, save by Jamie Young.

79:34

A cross is delivered by Chris Hackett, Doug Bergqvist manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding from the right by-line.

78:41 Substitution

Substitution Adam Mekki joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Reid.

77:55

The ball is crossed by Chris Hackett, save by Jamie Young.

75:13

Kelvin Langmead is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

74:26

Danny Hylton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hackett. Direct free kick taken by Ben Harding.

73:43

Emyr Huws sends in a cross, Doug Bergqvist manages to make a clearance.

73:06

Chris Hackett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

69:59

Kieron Cadogan concedes a free kick for a foul on Emyr Huws. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Hackett from the free kick, save by Jamie Young. Ben Harding takes a floated corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kelvin Langmead concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Hector. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

68:34

Daniel Lopez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar. Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Lopez on Clarke Carlisle. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick. Chris Hackett delivers the ball, save by Jamie Young.

67:24

Daniel Lopez takes a shot. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

66:41

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding played to the near post, clearance by Doug Bergqvist.

65:36

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Daniel Lopez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:15

Anthony Charles challenges Kieron Cadogan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.

62:59

Danny Hylton produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

60:31

Anthony Charles takes the direct free kick.

60:31 Booking

Booking Doug Bergqvist receives a caution.

59:52

Doug Bergqvist gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emyr Huws.

58:46

Foul by Ben Harding on Robert Sinclair, free kick awarded. Danny Rose takes the free kick.

56:56

Danny Rose fouled by Clarke Carlisle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Doug Bergqvist.

55:41

Chris Hackett produces a cross, Doug Bergqvist manages to make a clearance.

53:50

Jake Robinson produces a cross.

52:18

Robert Sinclair has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

50:56

Daniel Lopez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

50:08

Anthony Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Cadogan. Doug Bergqvist restarts play with the free kick.

48:13

Assist by Ben Tozer.

48:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Robinson - Northamp'n 1 - 0 Aldershot Jake Robinson scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Aldershot.

46:21

The ball is swung over by Kieron Cadogan, Anthony Charles gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the right by-line to the near post, Emyr Huws makes a clearance. Danny Rose takes a shot from 18 yards. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Rose, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Daniel Lopez. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson comes on in place of Ishmel Demontagnac.

45:00 +3:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:59

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Lewis Hornby results in a free kick. Michael Hector takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:13

The referee blows for offside against Daniel Lopez. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

38:45

The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.

36:57

Daniel Lopez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

36:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron Morris. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

35:11

The ball is crossed by Danny Hylton, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

33:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton by Ishmel Demontagnac. Aaron Morris restarts play with the free kick.

31:19

The referee blows for offside against Chris Hackett. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Hector. Clarke Carlisle challenges Daniel Lopez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieron Cadogan crosses the ball in from the free kick.

30:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Sinclair by Anthony Charles. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

28:25

Danny Rose has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

27:09

Craig Reid is caught offside. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

26:02

The ball is crossed by Danny Hylton, clearance by Ben Tozer.

23:40

Michael Hector concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Harding. Lewis Hornby restarts play with the free kick.

22:07

Kieron Cadogan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

20:31

Unfair challenge on Emyr Huws by Robert Sinclair results in a free kick. Chris Hackett crosses the ball, Clarke Carlisle produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

19:23

Daniel Lopez concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Charles. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

18:24

Centre by Kieron Cadogan, Danny Hylton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17:13

Ben Harding challenges Craig Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Hector takes the free kick.

15:59

Lewis Hornby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Sinclair. Free kick crossed left-footed by Danny Rose from right by-line, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

14:30

Danny Hylton crosses the ball, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

11:05

Kieron Cadogan produces a cross, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.

9:45

Foul by Craig Reid on Clarke Carlisle, free kick awarded. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

8:35

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Danny Hylton misses to the left of the target.

6:57

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Lopez. Michael Hector restarts play with the free kick.

6:00

Corner taken by Chris Hackett from the right by-line, save by Jamie Young.

4:29

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the left by-line, Clive Platt takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Hylton. Ben Harding takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Morris manages to make a clearance.

4:04

Effort from 12 yards by Ishmel Demontagnac. Blocked by Michael Hector.

3:50

Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Rose.

2:21

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Young. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

1:41

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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