League One
NorthamptonNorthampton Town2CharltonCharlton Athletic1

Northampton goal machine John-Joe O'Toole continued his scoring streak as he grabbed the winner in an historic victory over Charlton.

The Cobblers had not beaten the London club in over 50 years but O'Toole's second-half winner at Sixfields Stadium helped to end that run.

Michael Smith initially handed the hosts the lead ahead of Jordan Botaka's equaliser before the break.

The defeat stretched Charlton's winless run to eight games, while Justin Edinburgh's outfit tasted victory for the first time in four.

Visiting goalkeeper Declan Rudd was called into action after 27 minutes to keep out Zander Diamond's goal-bound header.

However, after 32 minutes Rudd was beaten by Smith as the Addicks went behind for the sixth successive game when the Portsmouth loanee headed home Aaron Phillips' cross from the right.

The hosts' lead only lasted four minutes before Botaka bundled home after Ezri Konsa Ngoyo's header was kept out by Adam Smith and the Leeds loanee netted his second goal of the season.

Seconds after the restart Botaka almost doubled his tally as Smith tipped his header over.

In the 62nd minute, 62 Phillips' drilled cross finally fell to O'Toole, who fired home his seventh goal in as many games for the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 35WilliamsSubstituted forAndersonat 68'minutes
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forDiamondat 22'minutes
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 18Phillips
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31Taylor
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 4Anderson
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Anderson
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 26Cornell

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 21Byrne
  • 15Konsa
  • 5BauerSubstituted forTeixeiraat 45'minutes
  • 2PageSubstituted forChicksenat 74'minutes
  • 11Holmes
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 8Crofts
  • 14Botaka
  • 30NovakSubstituted forWattat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 13Phillips
  • 32Aribo
  • 36Dasilva
  • 50Teixeira
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
7,118

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jak McCourt (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Booking

    Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

  10. Post update

    Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Michael Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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