League Two
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Northampton Town 1-0 Burton Albion

John Marquis celebrates his goal against Burton.

John Marquis struck to give relegation-threatened Northampton a crucial win against Burton Albion in League Two.

Marquis fired past keeper Rob Lainton at his near post before home keeper Matt Duke denied Shane Cansdell-Sherriff from close range.

Burton went close to an equaliser when Adam McGurk's effort hit the bar.

Northampton nearly doubled their lead when Chris Hackett blazed over and a fine save from replacement keeper Dean Lyness denied Marquis a second late on.

The Cobblers' first home win in six games leaves them level on goal difference with third-bottom Wycombe ahead of the two sides meeting on Friday.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"We've done it together today and I'd like to thank the supporters for the help and backing they've given everyone on the pitch.

"It'll be a difficult game at Wycombe but hopefully we'll take a big following; we can go and win there, but we have to play well.

"Kelvin Langmead's done extremely well to get back to this stage after the injury he's been through. I like players like him, who put everything on the line for their club."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 11HackettSubstituted forLangmeadat 77'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 29Robertson
  • 12Tozer
  • 2McSweeney
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 8MorrisBooked at 27mins
  • 18ConnellBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDickensonat 80'minutes
  • 7SinclairSubstituted forMoyoat 84'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 5Langmead
  • 10C. López
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson

Burton

  • 1LaintonSubstituted forLynessat 45'minutes
  • 26Gray
  • 2Edwards
  • 23Palmer
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 6Sharps
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forHemmingsat 45'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 29Kee
  • 20McGurk
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forAlexanderat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 12Hemmings
  • 16Lyness
  • 21Holness
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,604

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Burton Albion 0.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton Town).

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. David Moyo replaces Emile Sinclair.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Brennan Dickenson replaces Alan Connell.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kelvin Langmead replaces Chris Hackett.

Booking

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Connell (Northampton Town).

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Ashley Hemmings (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adam McGurk.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Emile Sinclair.

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Richard Ravenhill.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe421919464392576
2Rochdale422291164422275
3Chesterfield422014865382774
4Fleetwood422091361481369
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4216141250381262
7Oxford Utd421614125143862
8York421516114739861
9Plymouth421610164648-258
10Mansfield421414144652-656
11Bury421218125146554
12Dag & Red421315144953-454
13Newport421314155154-353
14Wimbledon421313164348-552
15Cheltenham421216144856-852
16Portsmouth421215154557-1251
17Accrington421214164851-350
18Hartlepool421310194749-249
19Morecambe421213174761-1449
20Exeter421212184854-648
21Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
22Wycombe421113184150-946
23Northampton421113183554-1946
24Torquay42109233760-2339
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