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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Northampton Town

Northampton secured their first League One win of the season following promotion with a narrow 2-1 victory at Shrewsbury.

Goals from Mark Marshall and Sam Hoskins for the Cobblers came either side of a Shaun Whalley equaliser in a match that was one of seven English Football League fixtures selected to stage a pilot event for up to 1,000 fans.

Northampton took the lead in the 12th minute as Joseph Mills delivered a low cross from the left which was confidently drilled first time high into the net by Marshall from inside the penalty area.

Shrewsbury responded positively and Rekeil Pyke was denied by goalkeeper Steve Arnold as they went in search of an equaliser.

Arnold, facing his former club, then saved a long-range effort from Scott Golbourne.

Shrewsbury pulled level nine minutes into the second half when Whalley - set up by Cummings - finished coolly to the bottom corner of the net.

But Northampton struck what proved to be the winner in the 65th minute as Hoskins reacted well to score after Shrewsbury goalkeeper Matija Sarkic miskicked as he tried to clear a ball forward from Matt Warburton.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 31Sarkic
  • 18FosseySubstituted forLoveat 85'minutes
  • 24Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forDanielsat 6'minutes
  • 5Williams
  • 3Golbourne
  • 10Vela
  • 25HighBooked at 79mins
  • 16Walker
  • 35Cummings
  • 9PykeSubstituted forUdohat 69'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 12Sears
  • 17Love
  • 22Daniels
  • 23Udoh
  • 26Rowland
  • 36LLoyd

Northampton

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Harriman
  • 5Bolger
  • 3Martin
  • 23Mills
  • 45MarshallSubstituted forRobertsat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 27MissilouBooked at 60mins
  • 7Hoskins
  • 22Ashley-SealSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 44'minutes
  • 20WarburtonBooked at 83minsSubstituted forLinesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Mitchell
  • 14Lines
  • 19Roberts
  • 30Chukwuemeka
  • 31Johnston
  • 32Dyche
  • 33Flanagan
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
1,000

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Northampton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town).

  4. Post update

    Cian Bolger (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Morgan Roberts (Northampton Town).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Morgan Roberts replaces Mark Marshall.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Shaun Whalley following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott High (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Michael Harriman (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Lines replaces Matthew Warburton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Udoh with a headed pass.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Donald Love replaces Marlon Fossey.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Vela.

  17. Post update

    Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Northampton Town).

  19. Booking

    Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Scott High (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.