The FA Cup - First Round
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Northampton Town 6-0 Harrow Borough

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FA Cup: Northampton 6-0 Harrow highlights

High-flying Northampton Town had no problems in advancing past non-league Harrow Borough in the first round of the FA Cup.

Early goals from Paul Anderson and skipper Marc Richards put the League One outfit on their way to a straightforward success.

Harrow started brightly but were rocked in the sixth minute when they failed to clear from a Northampton attack and the ball fell kindly for Anderson to fire into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The Cobblers doubled their advantage five minutes later when David Buchannan crossed for Richards to nip in and score from close range.

Zander Diamond should have increased Northampton's lead from Matt Taylor's free-kick but he missed from close range.

The visitors recovered and had a couple of chances before the break, Josh Webb firing wide before Marc Charles-Smith tested keeper Adam Smith.

Richards scored the third in the 54th minute, heading home a cross from substitute John-Joe O'Toole.

O'Toole headed wide and Sam Hoskins was also off target before he rattled the bar from 25 yards, but O'Toole put the tie beyond doubt in the 70th minute when he headed home after being found by JJ Hooper's flick-on.

Taylor added a trademark fifth goal in the 82nd minute, curling home another free-kick from 20 yards before substitute Alex Revell crossed for Hooper to grab a sixth goal in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3Buchanan
  • 12McCourtSubstituted forO'Tooleat 47'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forPotterat 81'minutes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 30Hooper
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forRevellat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Revell
  • 11Gorré
  • 15Potter
  • 16Beautyman
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 26Cornell

Harrow Borough

  • 1Williams
  • 2OchoaBooked at 45mins
  • 4Peacock
  • 5Preddie
  • 3WebbBooked at 69mins
  • 7Bryan
  • 6NicholasBooked at 44mins
  • 8Webb
  • 11NewmanSubstituted forMeiteat 60'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 10DriverSubstituted forTurlat 74'minutes
  • 9Charles-SmithBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBabalolaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Meite
  • 14Babalola
  • 15Holland
  • 16Brown
  • 17Taylor
  • 18Turl
  • 19McLeod
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,406

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamHarrow Borough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 6, Harrow Borough 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 6, Harrow Borough 0.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 6, Harrow Borough 0. JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Revell.

Corner, Harrow Borough. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town).

Will Turl (Harrow Borough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Williams.

Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Josh Webb (Harrow Borough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Preddie.

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

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 5, Harrow Borough 0. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Paul Anderson.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Turl (Harrow Borough).

Booking

Ibrahim Meite (Harrow Borough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Harrow Borough).

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Francis Babalola (Harrow Borough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrow Borough. Francis Babalola replaces Marc Charles-Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrow Borough. Will Turl replaces Lewis Driver.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Hand ball by Lewis Ochoa (Harrow Borough).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 4, Harrow Borough 0. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by JJ Hooper following a set piece situation.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Webb (Harrow Borough).

Booking

Josh Webb (Harrow Borough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town).

Marc Charles-Smith (Harrow Borough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alex Revell replaces Marc Richards.

Booking

Marc Charles-Smith (Harrow Borough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Charles-Smith (Harrow Borough).

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