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Northampton Town 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Northampton Town survived over 50 minutes with 10 men to beat Oldham Athletic at Sixfields.

Sam Foley was sent off late in the first half but goals from John-Joe O'Toole and Kevin Van Veen handed Keith Curle his fourth win from seven games in charge.

O'Toole's opener came after he got between two defenders and headed Van Veen's cross beyond goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

The home side were reduced to 10 men moments later as Foley saw red for a late challenge on Christopher Missilou, but they added a second on the cusp of half-time through Van Veen's spot-kick.

Matt Crooks was close to a third soon after the restart but Oldham - with their numerical advantage - dominated the second period and were back to within one when Robert Hunt poked over the line after an almighty scramble.

The visitors poured forward in search of an equaliser but Northampton defended resolutely to cling on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 18Turnbull
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 17McWilliams
  • 8FoleyBooked at 42mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 81mins
  • 22Crooks
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forOdoffinat 45'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPowellat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Odoffin
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 20Waters
  • 24Whaler
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 26Clarke
  • 4EdmundsonBooked at 43mins
  • 23HuntBooked at 35mins
  • 19Lang
  • 6GardnerSubstituted forBaxterat 45'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forBentekeat 69'minutes
  • 28Maouche
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Baxter
  • 11Miller
  • 14Benteke
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 43McFarlane
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,767

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Kevin van Veen.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Benteke replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

Delay in match George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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