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Chippenham Town 0-3 Northampton Town: Vadaine Oliver double helps Cobblers progress in FA Cup

Vadaine Oliver scored twice in the first half as Northampton Town eased through to the second round of the FA Cup at non-league Chippenham.

After Harry Smith headed the Cobblers in front from a corner, Oliver netted his first goals of the season to wrap up victory by half-time.

He headed home Nicky Adams' cross to make it 2-0 before turning home Paul Anderson's volley from close range on the stroke of the interval.

Mid-table National League South outfit Chippenham had no answer to their League Two visitors and only a string of saves from Will Puddy prevented their defeat being heavier.

The teams were separated by 53 places at kick-off but Chippenham came into the game hopeful of springing a surprise after an unbeaten run of 11 matches in all competitions.

This was only the Bluebirds' third-ever appearance in the first round proper but their hopes of a maiden passage into round two soon evaporated in a one-sided opening half.

An early Oliver header hit the bar before Purdy tipped over Alan McCormack's 35-yard strike, only for Smith to head in from the resulting corner.

Chippenham's best chance came after Oliver had doubled the Cobblers' lead but Nat Jarvis headed Rhys Tyler's inviting cross wide from close range.

Puddy tipped Charlie Goode's 30-yard shot onto the crossbar before another Adams cross led to Oliver's second in first-half stoppage time.

Northampton eased off after the break although Puddy made further saves to deny Matt Warburton and Adams as the Cobblers easily booked their place in round two for only the fourth time in nine seasons.

Chippenham boss Mark Collier:

"It's been a great cup run for us - we're pleased with the way we've gone about our business - unfortunately today was one step too far," he said.

"The second half was a bit more like us, but I know at 3-0 the game is done and dusted.

"Credit to Northampton, they've come and done a good job on us and shown why they're where they are in the division."

Northampton manager Keith Curle:

"Right from the offset the players understand when they put the Northampton shirt on there's an expectancy and level of performance required, and that's a minimum," he said.

"That won't change no matter who we might play in the next round, or who we play in the league. There's an expectancy on the players to produce."

Line-ups

Chippenham Town

  • 1Puddy
  • 2Tyler
  • 6Richards
  • 16McDonald
  • 3Foulston
  • 4RiggSubstituted forYousseffat 79'minutes
  • 20HainesSubstituted forGunnerat 56'minutes
  • 7Whelan
  • 17Chambers
  • 9JarvisSubstituted forHopperat 68'minutes
  • 5Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 8Gunner
  • 10Hopper
  • 15Yousseff
  • 18George
  • 19Pratt
  • 21Warre
  • 24Thompson

Northampton

  • 25Arnold
  • 10Adams
  • 5Goode
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forHarrimanat 64'minutes
  • 16Wharton
  • 44Anderson
  • 14Lines
  • 20WarburtonSubstituted forPollockat 62'minutes
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forWatersat 68'minutes
  • 19Oliver
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 7Hoskins
  • 11Williams
  • 12Pollock
  • 23Harriman
  • 29Waters
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
2,625

Match Stats

Home TeamChippenham TownAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

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    Match ends, Chippenham Town 0, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chippenham Town 0, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Northampton Town. Paul Anderson tries a through ball, but Billy Waters is caught offside.

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    Attempt saved. Karnell Chambers (Chippenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Gunner.

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Whelan (Chippenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Northampton Town. Scott Pollock tries a through ball, but Harry Smith is caught offside.

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    Corner, Chippenham Town. Conceded by Scott Pollock.

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    Attempt saved. Karnell Chambers (Chippenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Whelan.

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    Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Whelan (Chippenham Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Karnell Chambers (Chippenham Town).

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    Attempt missed. Luke Hopper (Chippenham Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Foulston with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, Chippenham Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Chippenham Town. Elias Yousseff replaces George Rigg.

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    Attempt missed. Karnell Chambers (Chippenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Curtis McDonald following a corner.

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    Corner, Chippenham Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Luke Hopper (Chippenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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