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Northampton Town 2-0 Grimsby Town

Northampton climbed to fifth in League Two after seeing off Grimsby Town at the PTS Academy Stadium.

First-half goals from Scott Wharton and Vadaine Oliver secured the victory for Keith Curle's men, who have now won five and drawn one of their past six league games.

The defeat for managerless Grimsby means they have now gone nine games without a win.

The Mariners started the better of the two sides, but wasted several chances before the Cobblers took the lead after 25 minutes when Wharton headed home a Nicky Adams free-kick.

Oliver made it 2-0 after 41 minutes, prodding home from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

The second half saw Northampton control proceedings, but they were unable to extend their lead, despite Adams, Oliver and Sam Hoskins going close.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 5Goode
  • 16Wharton
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Hoskins
  • 4McCormack
  • 14Lines
  • 10Adams
  • 44AndersonSubstituted forWatsonat 77'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 19OliverBooked at 60minsSubstituted forPollockat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 8Watson
  • 9Smith
  • 12Pollock
  • 20Warburton
  • 23Harriman
  • 25Arnold

Grimsby

  • 1McKeownBooked at 42mins
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3Gibson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonBooked at 81mins
  • 12RobsonSubstituted forWhitehouseat 55'minutes
  • 7GreenBooked at 52minsSubstituted forOgbuat 68'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 11CookSubstituted forRoseat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Whitehouse
  • 14Rose
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Ogbu
  • 21Ring
  • 23Russell
  • 29Starbuck
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,211

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross.

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ryan Watson with a through ball.

Booking

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

Offside, Northampton Town. Jordan Turnbull tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Booking

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

Chris Lines (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Scott Pollock replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Foul by Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Watson replaces Paul Anderson.

Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan McCormack.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Moses Ogbu replaces Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Jordan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Smith replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Williams with a cross.

James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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