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Stevenage 1-2 Northampton Town

Andy Williams came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Northampton beat promotion-chasing Stevenage.

Loanee Joe Powell had given the Cobblers a first-half lead but Alex Revell appeared to have earned a point for the hosts with a 79th-minute equaliser.

But Williams, a 76th-minute substitute, kept his composure in the first minute of added time to settle the League Two contest.

The visitors took the lead after pouncing on Luther James-Wildin's mistake in the 19th minute. Forward Sam Hoskins won the ball deep in the Stevenage half before finding Powell, who slotted into the net.

The Cobblers could have added a second as Hoskins found space on the edge of the area but he curled his effort just wide of the far-right post.

Boro pressed for an equaliser, with James-Wildin's cross causing problems for goalkeeper David Cornell before Northampton cleared their lines.

The home side eventually got their equaliser as the impressive Ilias Chair saw his free-kick headed in at the back post by Revell.

But Williams had the final say when he nicked the ball off Michael Timlin and drove at goal before chipping past keeper Paul Farman.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1FarmanBooked at 90mins
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 3Hunt
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forSonupeat 71'minutes
  • 4TimlinBooked at 51mins
  • 8ByromSubstituted forBallat 90'minutes
  • 23GibsonSubstituted forGuthrieat 60'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 12Chair

Substitutes

  • 7Ball
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 25Henry
  • 27Byrne
  • 28Guthrie
  • 37Martin

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 18TurnbullSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 76'minutes
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 87mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 64mins
  • 19Bridge
  • 4GoodeBooked at 47mins
  • 3Buchanan
  • 10PowellBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 27SordellSubstituted forFoleyat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Foley
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 17McWilliams
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,540

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Booking

Paul Farman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 2. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

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

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jimmy Ball replaces Joel Byrom.

Booking

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

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Foul by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Paul Farman.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Northampton Town 1. Alex Revell (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ilias Chair with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Shaun McWilliams replaces Jordan Turnbull.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Andy Williams replaces Joe Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Moses Makasi.

Attempt missed. Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ash Taylor (Northampton Town).

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Foley replaces Marvin Sordell.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Shaun McWilliams.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Jordan Gibson.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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