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Northampton Town 0-0 Crawley Town

Northampton and Crawley both moved a step closer to League Two safety after playing out a dour goalless draw.

The home side had the clearer opportunities but an error-strewn, low-quality game always looked likely to end in stalemate.

David Buchanan cleared Tom Dallison's early header off the line before the Cobblers squandered a clear opportunity of their own seconds later, John-Joe O'Toole skewing a shot over the crossbar from close-range.

Sam Hoskins also failed to hit the target after a bit of pinball in the visiting penalty box, while Timi Elsnik hooked a volley just over the crossbar - but a poor first half was otherwise bereft of goalmouth action.

The second period was a marginal improvement and Northampton continued to have the better of the chances with Ash Taylor heading over at the back post and then Glenn Morris producing a fine stop from Joe Powell.

Powell's free-kick was also a whisker away, while Ollie Palmer twice threatened for Crawley before David Cornell kept out Dominic Poleon's effort in stoppage-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Goode
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 10PowellBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 22ElsnikBooked at 56minsSubstituted forRobertsat 72'minutes
  • 17McWilliams
  • 3Buchanan
  • 19Bridge
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 89minsSubstituted forMoriasat 90'minutes
  • 21O'Toole

Substitutes

  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 28Roberts
  • 30Coddington
  • 31Williams

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14Francomb
  • 5McNerney
  • 17Dallison-Lisbon
  • 2Young
  • 21Bulman
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forPayneat 70'minutes
  • 10Poleon
  • 18Sesay
  • 28CamaraBooked at 85mins
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Maguire
  • 19Willock
  • 33N'Gala
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,581

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Crawley Town 0.

Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Morgan Roberts (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Sam Hoskins.

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

David Sesay (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dominic Poleon (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Andy Williams replaces Joe Powell.

Attempt missed. Joe Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Morgan Roberts replaces Timi Max Elsnik.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Payne replaces Filipe Morais.

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Joe Powell (Northampton Town).

Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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