League Two
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Northampton Town 1-0 Exeter City

Marc Richards scores the winning goal
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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Exeter City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

    James Hamon (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Dawson (Exeter City).

  14. Booking

    Arron Davies (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Dawson (Exeter City).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.