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Oxford United 1-2 Northampton Town

Northampton continued their recent revival under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with a derby win over Oxford at the Kassam Stadium.

The victory made it six games unbeaten for the Cobblers in all competitions and was Oxford's fourth straight defeat in both the league and the cups.

Ash Taylor forced the ball over the line from five yards in a scramble at a corner to give Town the breakthrough in the 12th minute.

U's keeper Simon Eastwood saved well from Chris Long and Lewis McGugan before Oxford equalised on 44 minutes when Wes Thomas ran on to James Henry's pass and drove an effort low into the bottom corner from 18 yards out.

But within 60 seconds Northampton were back in front as Long capitalised on Ryan Ledson's error to race through and fire high into the net, Eastwood getting a hand to his shot but unable to keep it out.

Billy Waters missed an open goal for Northampton at the start of the second half but they held on for their third successive win at Oxford.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 3Tiendalli
  • 5NelsonSubstituted forMartinat 43'minutes
  • 30Mousinho
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 7Hall
  • 8Ledson
  • 18Rothwell
  • 17HenrySubstituted forFernández Codinaat 82'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forObikaat 64'minutes
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 20Obika
  • 27Mowatt
  • 35Carroll

Northampton

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 11PowellSubstituted forBowditchat 20'minutes
  • 29GrimesBooked at 80mins
  • 37McGuganBooked at 83mins
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forFoleyat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Waters
  • 19LongSubstituted forRichardsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 8Foley
  • 9Richards
  • 15Bowditch
  • 17McWilliams
  • 22Crooks
  • 24McGivern
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
8,267

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Chris Long.

Booking

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

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Chris Long (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewis McGugan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Northampton Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Xemi replaces James Henry because of an injury.

Delay in match James Henry (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Booking

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ash Taylor (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dwight Tiendalli.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jonathan Obika replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt blocked. Chris Long (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Foley replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town).

Foul by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury16114124101437
2Wigan1611322992036
3Charlton159332316730
4Bradford179352519630
5Scunthorpe178541913629
6Rotherham178273023726
7Blackburn157442112925
8Fleetwood177462726125
9Peterborough157352521424
10Oxford Utd176562722523
11Portsmouth177282222023
12Southend166552026-623
13Blackpool166462222022
14MK Dons176471824-622
15Bristol Rovers1770102530-521
16Doncaster175481921-219
17Walsall164752124-319
18Oldham165382735-818
19Northampton175391527-1218
20Rochdale163851619-317
21Gillingham173681321-815
22Wimbledon16439917-815
23Plymouth173591324-1114
24Bury1734101825-713
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