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Northampton Town 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Substitute Devante Cole's strike helped Fleetwood make it two wins out of two as they claimed a narrow win over Northampton at Sixfields.

The game appeared to be drifting towards a goalless draw when a fine finish from Cole sent the three points Fleetwood's way and condemned Northampton to a second straight defeat.

The visitors made the brighter start and almost had an early lead when Cian Bolger's header was blocked on the line before David Cornell beat away Jordy Hiwula's drive.

But Northampton responded strongly and should have gone into half-time ahead when, after Chris Long twice went close, Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns pulled off a sensational triple save to deny Aaron Pierre twice and then Billy Waters, all from close-range.

Clear-cut chances were harder to come by in a scrappy second half but the game's only goal arrived with 15 minutes remaining.

Two substitutes combined as Aiden O'Neill won the ball in midfield and fed Cole, who clinically beat Cornell to earn all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cornell
  • 26PooleSubstituted forRichardsat 90'minutes
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 18PhillipsSubstituted forMoloneyat 75'minutes
  • 22Crooks
  • 4KasimSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 7Waters
  • 19Long
  • 10Revell

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 9Richards
  • 12Lobjoit
  • 15Bowditch
  • 17McWilliams
  • 25Goff
  • 31Taylor

Fleetwood

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Cairns
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 5EasthamBooked at 66mins
  • 2Coyle
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forO'Neillat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 3Bell
  • 11Grant
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forColeat 68'minutes
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forBurnsat 36'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4O'Neill
  • 9Burns
  • 20Ekpolo
  • 23Schwabl
  • 24Nadesan
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,124

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Regan Poole.

  5. Post update

    Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Regan Poole (Northampton Town).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matt Crooks.

  13. Booking

    Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aiden O'Neill.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Shaun McWilliams replaces Yaser Kasim.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Aaron Phillips.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

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2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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