Northampton remain at the bottom of the Football League as Fleetwood Town boosted their promotion chase.

The home side took the lead through Gareth Evans' calm strike but, after team-mate Jamille Matt headed over from a yard out, an equaliser looked likely.

The visitors' John Marquis was thwarted by Mark Roberts' vital block, but the away side then found another gear.

Evans added his second of the game when Jon Parkin chipped the ball to him at the back post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I'll always give an honest assessment of how my teams plays. It was a little bit closer than the scoreline.

"We pushed a good team. I'll never be happy when we get beat, but we showed good signs.

"We've got three home games and we need to turn a decent performance into three points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 08 Schumacher (Murdoch - 56' )
  • 05 Roberts Booked
  • 06 Pond
  • 35 Marrow Booked
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 09 Parkin (Brown - 85' )
  • 10 Matt (Mandron - 82' )
  • 07 Evans

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 12 Brown
  • 14 Hogan
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 22 Hughes
  • 34 Mandron

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 17 Deegan
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 12 Tozer
  • 11 Hackett
  • 34 Ravenhill (Connell - 69' )
  • 09 Marquis
  • 04 Carter
  • 25 German (Sinclair - 49' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Sinclair
  • 08 Morris
  • 13 Snedker
  • 18 Connell
  • 20 Moyo
  • 24 Toney
  • 35 Dickenson
Ref: Richard Clark
Att: 2,521

Match Stats

Shots

17 7

On target

7 0

Corners

4 7

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

90:00 +3:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

90:00 +1:16

Attempt saved. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

89:41

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:41

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

88:25

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

88:25

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Jon Parkin.

83:25

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

83:25

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:12

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

82:12

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jamille Matt.

81:06

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:06

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

80:23

Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:23

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

78:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Northampton Town 0. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Parkin with a cross.

76:50

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

76:00

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:59

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

75:33

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

74:57

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:45

Attempt missed. Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

72:40

Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:43

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

70:42

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

69:55

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

69:55

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Alan Connell replaces Richard Ravenhill.

67:33

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:39

Attempt missed. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

64:59

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

64:42

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

64:25

Attempt blocked. Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

64:00

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:54

Dangerous play by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

60:23

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

58:40

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:40

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

57:42

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

55:45

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:45

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

55:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Steven Schumacher because of an injury.

54:03

Delay in match Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

53:32 Booking

Booking Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

53:25

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

53:25

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:01

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Antonio German.

48:32

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

47:46

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

47:00

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:00

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

45:39

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

45:39

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Northampton Town 0.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Northampton Town 0.

45:00 +0:48

Hand ball by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

44:12

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:00

Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:58

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

36:28

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

35:03

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:03

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town).

32:31

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

30:32

Delay in match Darren Carter (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

30:18

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

30:18

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:42

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

22:58

Hand ball by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

22:47

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

21:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Northampton Town 0. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Schumacher.

19:42

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

17:52

Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

17:08

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

17:08

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:52

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

14:15

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

12:54

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

12:33

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:33

Foul by Antonio German (Northampton Town).

11:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:11

Delay in match Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

10:28

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

9:51

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

9:27

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

9:27

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:26

Delay in match Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

7:20

Attempt saved. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:42

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

6:42

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:30

Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

4:08

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

3:19 Booking

Booking Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

3:12

Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:12

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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