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Salford City 1-2 Northampton Town

Andy Williams' second-half strike secured victory for Northampton as they came from behind to beat Salford at the Peninsula Stadium.

The Ammies had taken a 20th-minute lead through Jack Baldwin but Keith Curle's promotion chasers hit back thanks to goals from Sam Hoskins and Williams.

Salford went in front when on-loan Sunderland defender Baldwin met Craig Conway's cross and headed the ball beyond Cobblers goalkeeper David Cornell.

The visitors equalised nine minutes later when Nicky Adams sent in a pass to Hoskins, who smashed it into the far corner of the net.

Northampton spurned two great opportunities at the start of the second half.

Vadaine Oliver hit the side netting, before Williams skipped around Salford keeper Kyle Letheren but was forced wide.

But their efforts were rewarded when they took the lead just after the hour mark.

Paul Anderson saw his shot blocked by Baldwin but the rebound fell to Williams, who fired the ball home.

Salford's tails were up as the clock ticked towards full-time, with Cornell making a tremendous save to deny Nathan Pond but Northampton held on to record a second successive league win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 2WisemanSubstituted forPondat 86'minutes
  • 13Hughes
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 32Jervis
  • 16BaldwinBooked at 67mins
  • 17Towell
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forHunterat 70'minutes
  • 28Thomas-AsanteBooked at 22mins
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forRooneyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 5Hogan
  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 23Pond
  • 34Doyle
  • 45Hunter

Northampton

  • 1CornellBooked at 85mins
  • 5Goode
  • 16Wharton
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 46mins
  • 14LinesBooked at 69mins
  • 8Watson
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHarrimanat 87'minutes
  • 44AndersonSubstituted forWarburtonat 77'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forRobertsat 90+4'minutes
  • 19Oliver

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 3Martin
  • 12Pollock
  • 20Warburton
  • 22Roberts
  • 23Harriman
  • 25Arnold
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,919

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 1, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Northampton Town 2.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Morgan Roberts replaces Andy Williams.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by David Cornell.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Nathan Pond (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ibou Touray (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Pond.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Salford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Hunter following a set piece situation.

Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Michael Harriman replaces Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Nathan Pond replaces Scott Wiseman.

Booking

David Cornell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Salford City).

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Baldwin (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

Foul by Jake Jervis (Salford City).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Offside, Salford City. Ashley Hunter tries a through ball, but Adam Rooney is caught offside.

Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cornell.

Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Scott Wiseman (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Adam Rooney replaces Luke Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Ashley Hunter replaces Craig Conway.

Booking

Chris Lines (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Armstrong (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Cornell.

Booking

Jack Baldwin (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Salford City).

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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