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Northampton Town 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Two goals in five second-half minutes helped Charlton to their third straight victory as they won at Northampton.

Substitute Darren Pratley broke the deadlock shortly after half-time and then Jack Sowerby's own goal confirmed a fourth defeat in five League One games for the Cobblers.

Northampton made the brighter start and would have been ahead if not for the reactions of Ben Amos who brilliantly denied Sam Hoskins at close range.

That was the only clear chance of a lacklustre first half, although Northampton felt they should have had a penalty after Danny Rose went down in the box.

The visitors were ahead out of the blue after 54 minutes when Ryan Inniss nodded down a corner and Pratley, only just off the bench, smacked into the roof of the net.

Paul Smyth missed a great chance for 2-0 but it did not matter as the visitors doubled their lead on the hour when Alfie Doughty's low cross was turned into his own net by Sowerby.

Benny Ashley-Seal almost got Northampton back into it but he shot over and Charlton saw out a third successive win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 13Mitchell
  • 15RacicBooked at 11minsSubstituted forMarshallat 70'minutes
  • 5Bolger
  • 6Horsfall
  • 2HarrimanBooked at 65mins
  • 4Sowerby
  • 27Missilou
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forAshley-Sealat 62'minutes
  • 11KorboaSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 63'minutes
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 81mins
  • 29Rose

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 8Watson
  • 9Smith
  • 17McWilliams
  • 22Ashley-Seal
  • 30Chukwuemeka
  • 45Marshall

Charlton

  • 13Amos
  • 2Gunter
  • 24Inniss
  • 5Famewo
  • 22Maatsen
  • 23LevittSubstituted forPratleyat 45'minutes
  • 8Forster-CaskeyBooked at 81mins
  • 18DoughtySubstituted forShinnieat 66'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forWashingtonat 77'minutes
  • 17Bogle
  • 28Smyth

Substitutes

  • 12Shinnie
  • 14Washington
  • 15Pratley
  • 19Morgan
  • 21Maddison
  • 26Watson
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
Referee:
Sam Allison

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Jack Sowerby (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Omar Bogle (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Akin Famewo (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ian Maatsen.

  13. Post update

    Paul Smyth (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Darren Pratley.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Mark Marshall (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City8611135819
2Peterborough8602126618
3Hull8602126618
4Ipswich8512147716
5Portsmouth8422127514
6Sunderland742184414
7Doncaster7412147713
8Charlton741275213
9Plymouth83321110112
10Accrington7403910-112
11Bristol Rovers732289-111
12Fleetwood8314108210
13Crewe731386210
14Gillingham8314912-310
15Rochdale8314712-510
16Wimbledon82331011-19
17Blackpool8215712-57
18Wigan8215612-67
19Northampton8215714-77
20Shrewsbury713357-26
21Swindon7205913-46
22Oxford Utd6204812-46
23MK Dons8125812-45
24Burton8125916-75
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