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Northampton Town 4-0 Southend United

Northampton got back to winning ways with a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Southend.

Two goals after the restart from John-Joe O'Toole and Alex Revell, from the penalty spot after Jason Demetriou was sent off, put Cobblers in control before Matt Taylor and Paul Anderson wrapped it up.

Sam Hoskins tested Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley who then struggled to keep out Taylor's low drive.

Gabriel Zakuani's block prevented Stephen McLaughlin from giving the visitors the lead before Jermaine McGlashan fired at Adam Smith.

Those chances apart, both teams struggled in the final third but it took the Cobblers just two minutes after the restart to break the deadlock. Oxley failed to hold on to Jak McCourt's low drive and O'Toole swept home the loose ball.

Four minutes later Southend were two goals and a player down after Demetriou pulled back Anderson in the box and got a straight red card. Revell sent Oxley the wrong way from the ensuing spot-kick.

Taylor curled in a superb 30-yard free-kick on the hour mark and Anderson grabbed a fourth goal in the 78th minute, firing past Oxley after being set up by substitute Harry Beautyman.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'Toole
  • 12McCourtSubstituted forBeautymanat 64'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forHooperat 82'minutes
  • 10RevellSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes
  • 4Anderson

Substitutes

  • 8Byrom
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 16Beautyman
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 26Cornell
  • 30Hooper

Southend

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Oxley
  • 2WhiteBooked at 70mins
  • 6BarrettSubstituted forInnissat 70'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 50mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 3Coker
  • 17McGlashan
  • 9MooneySubstituted forCoxat 71'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWordsworthat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7O'Neill
  • 10Cox
  • 14King
  • 22Smith
  • 33Inniss
  • 35Ferdinand
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,138

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 4, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 4, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

    Ryan Inniss (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam Smith.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. John White (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Inniss (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. JJ Hooper replaces Sam Hoskins.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Alex Revell.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 4, Southend United 0. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Beautyman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

  18. Post update

    Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces David Mooney.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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