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Shrewsbury Town 2-4 Northampton Town

Northampton added to managerless Shrewsbury's problems with a comprehensive victory at Greenhous Meadow.

Paul Anderson scored twice as the Cobblers produced a strong away performance against a side who remain bottom of League One.

The visitors almost took an early lead but Anderson's header produced an excellent save from goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

Louis Dodds then went close to a Shrews breakthrough but his close-range effort was impressively blocked by Cobblers keeper Adam Smith.

Northampton edged ahead in the 22nd minute when central defender Gabriel Zakuani headed in a corner from Jak McCourt.

The visitors doubled their advantage nine minutes later when winger Anderson turned the ball home at the far post following a fine run and left-wing cross from JJ Hooper.

Shrewsbury reduced the arrears in the 36th minute, Ivan Toney confidently firing home a penalty against his former club after being brought down by Zakuani.

Northampton restored their two-goal advantage in the 65th minute with Sam Hoskins slamming home a low volley from the edge of the penalty area.

Anderson then added a fourth a minute from time with a 15-yard effort which beat Leutwiler low to his right.

Toney pulled another goal back deep into stoppage time when he converted his second penalty after McCourt's challenge on Junior Brown.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5LancashireSubstituted forSarcevicat 45'minutes
  • 4McGivernBooked at 58mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 2Riley
  • 6BlackSubstituted forDeeganat 33'minutes
  • 10DoddsBooked at 68mins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 12Brown
  • 27WaringSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 68'minutes
  • 9Toney

Substitutes

  • 11O'Brien
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 18Deegan
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 29Ebanks-Blake

Northampton

  • 1SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 6ZakuaniBooked at 35minsSubstituted forNyatangaat 45'minutes
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 73minsSubstituted forRichardsat 85'minutes
  • 12McCourt
  • 4Anderson
  • 14Hoskins
  • 30Hooper
  • 10RevellBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 8Byrom
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 26Cornell
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,023

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Northampton Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Northampton Town 4.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Northampton Town 4. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Shrewsbury Town. Junior Brown draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Booking

Adam Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Northampton Town 4. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Antoni Sarcevic (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces George Waring.

Booking

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Northampton Town 3. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt blocked. JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
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