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Northampton Town 1-0 Exeter City

Richards has scored almost 140 goals in his professional career

A fantastic late Marc Richards overhead kick gave Northampton Town three points against injury-hit Exeter City.

Exeter's Liam Sercombe tested Matt Duke before the home side's goalkeeper was forced to tip over and prevent an own goal by teammate Zander Diamond.

Cobblers substitute Ivan Toney hit the crossbar with an overhead kick and was then denied by goalkeeper Christy Pym.

With a minute remaining Toney flicked on Ben Tozer's long throw and Richards beat Pym with an acrobatic finish.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 16Diamond
  • 6CollinsSubstituted forD'Athat 31'minutes
  • 17Robertson
  • 11Hackett
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forRavenhillat 76'minutes
  • 25ByromBooked at 69mins
  • 23Mohamed
  • 9RichardsBooked at 65mins
  • 7SinclairSubstituted forToneyat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Nicholls
  • 18Ravenhill
  • 19D'Ath
  • 20Moyo
  • 21Archer
  • 22Roberts
  • 24Toney

Exeter

  • 30PymBooked at 65mins
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forDawsonat 73'minutes
  • 5Baldwin
  • 4Bennett
  • 8Oakley
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 11DaviesBooked at 85mins
  • 14Grimes
  • 27JaySubstituted forKeohaneat 59'minutes
  • 31Cummins

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 16Dawson
  • 21Hamon
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 28Pope
  • 29Watkins
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
4,053

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Exeter City 0.
Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).
James Hamon (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Exeter City 0. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.
Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).
(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt blocked. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron Dawson (Exeter City).

Booking

Arron Davies (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.
Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).
Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron Dawson (Exeter City).
Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Richard Ravenhill replaces John-Joe O'Toole.
Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).
Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Aaron Dawson replaces David Wheeler.
Attempt saved. Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt saved. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

Booking

Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).
Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range following a corner.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.
Foul by Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town).
Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Matt Jay.
Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.
Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).
Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Emile Sinclair.
Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).
Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Exeter City 0.
(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Graham Cummins (Exeter City).
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Duke.
Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).
Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton5410413
2Cheltenham5410413
3Morecambe5401512
4Shrewsbury5320711
5Wycombe5311410
6Bury5311310
7Portsmouth5311310
8Northampton522108
9Cambridge521247
10Plymouth521237
11Tranmere521217
12Dag & Red521207
13Wimbledon521207
14Southend521207
15Stevenage5212-27
16Mansfield5203-26
17York505005
18Luton5122-25
19Newport5113-34
20Hartlepool5104-53
21Exeter5023-52
22Carlisle5023-82
23Oxford Utd5014-41
24Accrington5014-71
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