The FA Cup - Second Round
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Northampton Town 3-1 Notts County

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Highlights: Northampton Town 3-1 Notts County

Northampton reached the FA Cup third round for just the second time in 14 years after a routine win over non-league Notts County.

All three goals were headers as Scott Wharton and Vadaine Oliver struck early before Harry Smith earned the Cobblers their seventh win from eight games in all competitions.

Northampton where ahead after just three minutes when Wharton ghosted in at the back post and headed home Nicky Adams' corner.

Regan Booty scuffed his shot wide from 12 yards for the Magpies, while Sam Slocombe denied Sam Hoskins at the other end, with the rebound hitting Ben Turner and coming back off a post.

The home side's second goal arrived midway through the first half when Oliver was left unmarked to convert Hoskins' superb cross.

Notts had chances to get back into the tie in the second half, but Enzio Boldewijn rippled the side-netting and Wes Thomas headed over with the goal gaping.

Smith then wrapped up the win, nodding in another Hoskins cross after 76 minutes, with Kyle Dennis' late goal proving nothing more than a consolation.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 25Arnold
  • 5GoodeBooked at 88mins
  • 16Wharton
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 52mins
  • 10Adams
  • 4McCormackBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWarburtonat 77'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 7Hoskins
  • 44AndersonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forWatsonat 69'minutes
  • 11Williams
  • 19OliverSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 8Watson
  • 9Smith
  • 12Pollock
  • 20Warburton
  • 23Harriman

Notts County

  • 1Slocombe
  • 20Brindley
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 5Turner
  • 3McCrory
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 4Rose
  • 8Doyle
  • 15BootySubstituted forShieldsat 45'minutes
  • 14WoottonSubstituted forTysonat 85'minutes
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forDennisat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dennis
  • 10Tyson
  • 16Kelly-Evans
  • 17Bakayogo
  • 23Osborne
  • 30Kean
  • 32Shields
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,489

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Notts County 1.

Attempt blocked. Kristian Dennis (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Enzio Boldewijn with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Brindley.

Booking

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Tyson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Richard Brindley.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Kyle Wootton.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Notts County 1. Kristian Dennis (Notts County) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hoskins with a cross.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Smith with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Alan McCormack.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kristian Dennis replaces Wes Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 3, Notts County 0. Harry Smith (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Hoskins with a cross.

Offside, Notts County. Sam Slocombe tries a through ball, but Kyle Wootton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Shields with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Watson replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Doyle.

Michael Doyle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Smith replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Thomas.

Offside, Notts County. Ben Turner tries a through ball, but Kyle Wootton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Notts County) header from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sean Shields with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Kyle Wootton (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Turner (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sean Shields with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Wootton (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County).

Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

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