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Northampton Town 1-3 Millwall

Struggling Millwall halted their run of four straight defeats with a timely victory at 10-man Northampton.

Both sides had early chances as Jak McCourt fired just wide for the hosts while Steve Morison went close against his former club with an audacious 40-yard chip which went just over.

The best chances came from set-pieces in a first half littered with free-kicks. Shaun Williams tested Adam Smith with a long range free-kick and Northampton's Alex Revell fired over from 30 yards.

But Millwall broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Shaun Williams released Lee Gregory, who held off Zander Diamond before racing into the box and lifting the ball over Smith.

After the restart, home substitute Sam Hoskins was denied by Jordan Archer, who then tipped McCourt's 25-yard drive onto the bar.

In between, Morison volleyed wide before Cobblers were reduced to 10 men when McCourt got a second caution for bringing down Fred Onyedinma.

JJ Hooper's glancing header was saved by Archer before Calum Butcher doubled Millwall's lead on the hour mark, taking advantage of a slip by Brendan Moloney to beat the stranded Smith.

Morison was denied by Smith and Gregory's shot was deflected over. In between, David Buchanan twice fired over for Cobblers and Revell failed to direct his header on target.

Substitute Marc Richards reduced the arrears in the 80th minute, heading home a cross from Hoskins, but Morison put the game beyond doubt in the 89th minute when he latched on to a long clearance to lob the advancing Smith.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forGorréat 85'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 16BeautymanSubstituted forHoskinsat 46'minutes
  • 12McCourtBooked at 54mins
  • 30HooperSubstituted forRichardsat 65'minutes
  • 10RevellBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 6Zakuani
  • 8Byrom
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Potter
  • 26Cornell

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 3MartinBooked at 86mins
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forFergusonat 65'minutes
  • 16ButcherBooked at 65mins
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 27mins
  • 8ThompsonSubstituted forWorrallat 78'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forAbdouat 84'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 15Nelson
  • 18Ferguson
  • 26Abdou
  • 28Philpot
  • 29Pavey
  • 31King
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,908

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Millwall 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Millwall 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewin Nyatanga (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 1, Millwall 3. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Archer.

  9. Booking

    Joe Martin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Butcher (Millwall).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Kenji Gorré replaces Paul Anderson.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Nadjim Abdou replaces Lee Gregory.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Butcher (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 1, Millwall 2. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Hoskins.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1384129131628
2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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