The FA Cup - First Round
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Northampton Town 0-0 Scunthorpe United

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Highlights: Northampton 0-0 Scunthorpe

Northampton and Scunthorpe will require a replay to determine who progresses to round two of the FA Cup after the two sides played out a goalless draw at Sixfields.

In the only all League One clash of the round, the home side were the better team for long periods but their control of possession failed to translate into chances and a 0-0 draw always seemed the likely outcome.

Northampton dominated the first half and struck the woodwork twice in a minute when Aaron Pierre's header crashed back off the crossbar before Lewis McGugan's superb free-kick clattered the post.

Pierre had a second header cleared off the line by Lee Novak while Hakeeb Adelakun shot over when well-placed with Scunthorpe's best chance.

Substitute Marc Richards was off target with two headers after half-time and home goalkeeper David Cornell clawed away Josh Morris' long-range shot but despite both sides' best efforts to prevent a replay, a lack of genuine quality in the final third meant they will have to do it all over again.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 26Poole
  • 37McGugan
  • 11Powell
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forRichardsat 51'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forBowditchat 85'minutes
  • 14HoskinsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWatersat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kasim
  • 7Waters
  • 9Richards
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Smith
  • 24McGivern
  • 30Coddington

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 21Burgess
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 65'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4CroftsBooked at 23mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 14Hopper
  • 17NovakSubstituted forvan Veenat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Lewis
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,820

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Northampton Town).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun McWilliams.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Chris Long.

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Lee Novak.

Booking

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Sam Hoskins because of an injury.

Chris Long (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Long (Northampton Town).

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

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

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Hand ball by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

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

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