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Northampton Town 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

James Norwood scored his sixth goal of the season as Tranmere drew at Northampton.

Norwood's strike arrived just after half-time and handed Rovers the lead, but it was cancelled out by Junior Morias' first Cobblers goal as the spoils were shared.

Connor Jennings lifted onto the roof of the net and then Sam Foley was denied by a goal-line clearance before spooning the follow-up effort over the crossbar in an entertaining first half.

Sam Hoskins fired into the side-netting but the best chance fell to Tranmere's Mark Ellis whose free header was well saved by David Cornell.

Norwood's goal came six minutes into the second half when he collected Jennings' through ball and shrugged off two defenders before rolling into the bottom corner.

The lead was short-lived though as a well-worked leveller saw Matt Crooks find Jack Bridge who in turn squared for Morias to easily beat Scott Davies.

Kevin van Veen and Hoskins had chances to win it for Northampton but to no avail as Rovers held on for the point.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Facey
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7Hoskins
  • 8Foley
  • 22Crooks
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forO'Tooleat 75'minutes
  • 10van Veen
  • 14MoriasSubstituted forWatersat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoffin
  • 5Barnett
  • 9Williams
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Waters
  • 21O'Toole
  • 34Ward

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 5McNulty
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Monthe
  • 18SmithSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 56'minutes
  • 12McCullough
  • 28BanksBooked at 86mins
  • 11JenningsBooked at 90mins
  • 10Norwood
  • 20StocktonSubstituted forBakayogoat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tollitt
  • 9Mullin
  • 17Mottley-Henry
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 29Cole
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,916

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

  5. Booking

    Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Booking

    Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.