Clarke Carlisle scored the winner as Northampton came from behind to beat Aldershot and go third in League Two.

Daniel Lopez had given the hosts the advantage within two minutes after Adam Mekki had rounded the Cobblers keeper Lee Nicholls to set the goal up.

Chris Hackett pulled the visitors level from the spot after Michael Hector had handled in the area.

And Hackett turned provider when his corner was headed home by Carlisle for the winning goal.

The match had been in doubt after heavy snowfall but eventually went ahead.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot Town boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"The conditions weren't good for both sides and we commend our club for getting the game on and the referee for making sure it was safe to do so.

"I thought we were unlucky to go in at 2-1 down and it's a reminder to my players that you have to do basics well.

"Very difficult conditions is all I can put it down to and you couldn't see the players. But two basic set pieces, for me, could've been eradicated."

Northampton Town boss Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We didn't start very well at all. We were looking for our sun cream rather than our snow boots.

"In the end, we played the conditions better and took our chances. It was a proper old-fashioned game in ridiculous conditions.

"We've let ourselves down away from home of late and we do have to improve, and this is a good step.

"There's been no formal offer for Adebayo Akinfenwa or any of our players. Unless we get a very, very good offer, we wouldn't want to be getting rid of any of our players."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Aldershot Town

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 04 Morris
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 Vincenti
  • 23 Bradley
  • 39 Hector Booked
  • 17 Mekki (Ainsworth - 62' )
  • 31 Rose (McNamee - 75' )
  • 20 Reid (Risser - 84' )
  • 37 Lopez

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 12 Risser
  • 14 McNamee
  • 27 Ainsworth
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 30 Cooksley
  • 09 Rankine

Northampton Town

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 03 Widdowson Booked
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 30 Carlisle
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 08 Harding
  • 11 Hackett Booked
  • 22 Hornby
  • 09 Platt
  • 17 Robinson

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 18 Artell
  • 29 Moyo
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 16 Wilson
  • 19 Moult
Ref: Deadman
Att: 1,191

Match Stats

Shots

7 2

On target

3 1

Corners

6 4

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by Jake Robinson on Ben Herd, free kick awarded. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:18

Header on goal by Peter Vincenti from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +0:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Risser by Clive Platt. Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.

85:45

The official flags Clive Platt offside. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.

84:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge by Oliver Risser. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

82:58

Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Risser comes on in place of Craig Reid.

82:58

Clive Platt challenges Aaron Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett played to the near post, Ben Herd manages to make a clearance.

79:08

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Hackett from the right by-line, Sonny Bradley manages to make a clearance.

77:51

Anthony McNamee concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Guttridge. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

74:35 Substitution

Substitution Anthony McNamee is brought on as a substitute for Danny Rose.

72:01

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

70:03

Effort from outside the penalty box by Danny Rose goes wide right of the target.

69:33

Danny Rose takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

68:54

Jake Robinson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

66:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Morris on Chris Hackett. Chris Hackett takes the direct free kick.

64:28

Clive Platt challenges Sonny Bradley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

61:01 Substitution

Substitution Lionel Ainsworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Mekki.

60:15

Jamie Young takes the free kick.

60:15 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Hackett for dissent.

59:26

Direct free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle. The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Hackett.

59:26 Booking

Booking Michael Hector goes into the book.

59:03

Foul by Danny Rose on Clive Platt, free kick awarded.

58:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Hackett. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

57:15

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Vincenti.

55:21

Michael Hector produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

54:26

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Mekki, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

51:16

Sonny Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

49:21

Adam Mekki concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Joe Widdowson takes the direct free kick.

47:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Robinson by Ben Herd. Chris Hackett restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:39

The referee blows for offside. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

44:10

Danny Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Harding. Direct free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.

41:52

Foul by Luke Guttridge on Adam Mekki, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Mekki.

40:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Mekki from the left by-line to the near post, Luke Guttridge makes a clearance.

40:29

Corner taken by Danny Rose, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

39:49

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Mekki, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

39:05

Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

39:05 Booking

Booking Joe Widdowson goes into the book.

38:54

Joe Widdowson challenges Adam Mekki unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clive Platt. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

36:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Lopez. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

35:52

Joe Widdowson challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

34:13

Chris Hackett provided the assist for the goal.

34:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Clarke Carlisle - Aldershot 1 - 2 Northamp'n Clarke Carlisle scores a headed goal from close in. Aldershot 1-2 Northampton.

33:47

Chris Hackett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post,

32:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Michael Hector. Direct free kick taken by Danny Rose.

28:57

The referee blows for offside against Craig Reid. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

28:18

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

27:51

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid. Adam Mekki takes the direct free kick.

26:14

The offside flag is raised against Daniel Lopez. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

24:16

Chris Hackett is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

22:27

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Mekki manages to make a clearance.

21:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Hackett - Aldershot 1 - 1 Northamp'n Chris Hackett scores a placed penalty. Aldershot 1-1 Northampton.

20:23

The referee gives a against Michael Hector for handball.

19:46

Daniel Lopez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

18:58

The offside flag is raised against Chris Hackett. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

17:49

Danny Rose takes the inswinging corner, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

13:26

Jake Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.

12:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Lopez on Lewis Hornby. Free kick taken by Chris Hackett.

9:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Ben Harding. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

8:30

Shot from just outside the box by Adam Mekki misses to the left of the target.

7:52

Ben Tozer is ruled offside. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

7:03

Effort from a long way out by Clarke Carlisle goes wide right of the target.

5:59

Adam Mekki challenges Joe Widdowson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hackett restarts play with the free kick.

1:18

Adam Mekki provided the assist for the goal.

1:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Lopez - Aldershot 1 - 0 Northamp'n Daniel Lopez fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aldershot 1-0 Northampton.

0:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Lopez. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Langmead.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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