League Two
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Northampton Town 3-0 York City

Brendan Moloney
Brendan Moloney joined Northampton from Yeovil in January

York City dropped to within a point of the relegation zone as Northampton ran out comfortable winners at Sixfields.

Chris Hackett fired the Cobblers ahead in the fourth minute, finding space inside the box to beat Bobby Olejnik.

Brendan Moloney added a second as he slotted home from the edge of the box for his first goal for the club.

Marc Richards saw a penalty saved for the hosts after Ricky Holmes was fouled, but Ivan Toney added a late third with a stunning strike.

Northampton rise to 10th, still eight points from the play-offs, while York have now picked up one win from their last nine League Two games.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"There were really good performances all over the pitch and I'm really enjoying watching my team.

"The full-backs were really good today and they gave us the license to go forward. It was a team effort full of quality.

"I want us to take the handbrake off, I want us to attack and to entertain. We just want to keep our season alive."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"I've got to be careful what I say, I'm raging at the moment.

"You feel you've turned the corner and we can move forward up the league and we produce that.

"I feel sorry for the supporters, who have travelled a long way and spent a lot of money. Apologies to them for that showing.

"The story of the game today was individual errors and it's cost us the game."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Collins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 3Horwood
  • 19D'Ath
  • 21TaylorBooked at 41mins
  • 25ByromSubstituted forCarterat 76'minutes
  • 26HolmesBooked at 56mins
  • 11HackettBooked at 37minsSubstituted forToneyat 67'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Bodin
  • 13Snedker
  • 24Toney
  • 30McWilliams
  • 33Newey
  • 34Clifton

York

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Olejnik
  • 2McCoySubstituted forDe Girolamoat 56'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 28Benning
  • 10Penn
  • 17HallidayBooked at 44mins
  • 29Sinclair
  • 7Coulson
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forMeikleat 83'minutes
  • 9Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 5McCombe
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,694

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamYork
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 3, York City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, York City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Diego De Girolamo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Diego De Girolamo (York City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 3, York City 0. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darren Carter.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stéphane Zubar (York City).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Diego De Girolamo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

    Lindon Meikle (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).