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Northampton Town 0-1 Leyton Orient

James Brophy's second-half goal handed Leyton Orient victory over Northampton on an emotional afternoon at Sixfields as both clubs paid tribute to Justin Edinburgh.

Edinburgh spent eight months as manager of Northampton in 2017 and then led Orient to the National League title last season before his death in June, and the two clubs celebrated his life with a period of applause prior to kick-off.

Once play got under way, both sides had chances in an open first half as Dean Brill saved from Nicky Adams and Conor Wilkinson struck the base of the post for Orient.

Craig Clay was then denied by David Cornell who also had his wits about him to twice thwart Wilkinson, first parrying a long-range effort and then superbly tipping a header onto the crossbar.

Michael Harriman's desperate block also kept out Brophy late in the first half before Sam Hoskins hit the woodwork the other side of half-time.

But Orient moved in front 12 minutes into the second period when Brophy latched onto Matt Harrold's pass and slotted beyond Cornell.

The Cobblers toiled away in search of a late equaliser but Brill saved from Scott Wharton to ensure Orient left with all three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 23Harriman
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 16Wharton
  • 3Martin
  • 7Hoskins
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forWarburtonat 70'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 10Adams
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forOliverat 69'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forMcCormackat 69'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 4McCormack
  • 12Pollock
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Warburton
  • 24Hughes
  • 29Waters
  • 33Fisher

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 2LingSubstituted forEkpitetaat 7'minutes
  • 6Coulson
  • 15Happe
  • 3WiddowsonBooked at 40mins
  • 16Brophy
  • 4GormanBooked at 20minsSubstituted forMarshat 80'minutes
  • 8Clay
  • 44Wright
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 78'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ekpiteta
  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 11Dayton
  • 12Sargeant
  • 17Dennis
  • 21Marsh
  • 25Ogie
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,419

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Offside, Northampton Town. Scott Wharton tries a through ball, but Matthew Warburton is caught offside.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dean Brill.

Attempt saved. Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver with a headed pass.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dean Brill (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. George Marsh replaces Dale Gorman.

Booking

Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Matt Harrold.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Wright with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Reece Hall-Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Coulson with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town).

Booking

Alan McCormack (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Northampton Town).

Dale Gorman (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Offside, Leyton Orient. Josh Coulson tries a through ball, but Matt Harrold is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alan McCormack replaces Harry Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Vadaine Oliver replaces Andy Williams.

Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Foul by James Brophy (Leyton Orient).

Michael Harriman (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Wilkinson with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Wilkinson.

Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece Hall-Johnson (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green12732146824
2Exeter126511711623
3Newport12651126623
4Crewe127231914523
5Cheltenham1264221111022
6Bradford126331711621
7Swindon126241915420
8Colchester125431510519
9Grimsby125341914518
10Port Vale124531718-117
11Cambridge124441613316
12Plymouth124441715216
13Crawley124441919016
14Northampton124351413115
15Walsall12435814-615
16Macclesfield123541314-114
17Salford123541520-514
18Carlisle124261319-614
19Mansfield123451316-313
20Leyton Orient123451621-513
21Oldham122551317-411
22Scunthorpe121471321-87
23Morecambe121471224-127
24Stevenage12057818-105
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