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Classic encounters: Northampton Town

17 September 2020

Match Previews

Classic encounters: Northampton Town

17 September 2020

Re-live classic Shrewsbury Town classic encounters.

Town will host their first home game of the 2020/21 season on Saturday as they welcome newly-promoted, Northampton Town, to the Montgomery Waters Meadow for match-day two in League One. With the clash just days away, we look back at two classic encounters that Town have played against the Cobblers at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Sky Bet League Two, Prostar Stadium, Saturday 26 September 2009: Shrewsbury Town 3-0 Northampton Town

Town moved up to 6th in the League Two table after recording their third win in a row, Northampton fell to 22nd as they suffered their fifth straight defeat in the encounter at the Prostar Stadium.

Joss Labadie and Graham Coughlan set up Jake Robinson to tap in his fourth goal of the season after just 22 minutes on the clock.

The visitors started to apply pressure as they forced Joss Labadie to make a dramatic goal-line clearance in first-half stoppage time.

However, Town were able to soak up the Cobblers’ pressure with two near-identical goals in five second-half minutes, with Labadie and Kelvin Langmead heading home Kevin McIntyre free-kicks.

Shrewsbury- Phillips, Holden (Hooman 66), Coughlan, Langmead, Cansdell-Sherriff, Murray (Neal 62), Simpson, Labadie, McIntyre, Hibbert, Robinson (Bright 74)

Subs not used- Arestidou, Leslie, Elder, Gray

Northampton- Dunn, Johnson, Hinton, Beckwith, Holt, Guttridge, Gilligan, Mulligan (Herbert 64), Curtis (Dyer 74), Guinan, Akinfenwa (Marshall 35)

Subs not used- Brown, McCready, Harris, Boden

Att: 5,548

League One, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Saturday 5 August 2017: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Northampton Town

A 92nd-minute goal from Lenell John-Lewis gave Town a thrilling opening day win.

Town had been the better side throughout, but the game appeared to be heading for a stalemate until John-Lewis met an Alex Rodman cross to send the Montgomery Waters Meadow into pandemonium.

Town were denied a penalty for a second time on 67 minutes when neat interplay down the Town left allowed Rodman to cut the ball back for Abu Ogogo. Ogogo appeared to be tripped by a Northampton man as he made a late run into the box, but Stockbridge saw it as a dive and awarded a yellow card to the Town skipper.

With the game beginning to peter out, Town made their first substitutions of the game with just 11 minutes left on the clock as Lenell John-Lewis replaced Carlton Morris, who turned out to be the star man when he latched onto Alex Rodman's’ cross to tap home, much to the delight of the Town crowd.

Shrewsbury- Henderson, Bolton, Nsiala, Sadler, Brown, Whalley (Gnahoua 79), Ogogo, Nolan, Rodman, Morris, Morris (John-Lewis 79)

Subs not used- Dodds, MacGillivray, Adams, Jules, Ennis

Northampton- Cornell, Pierre, Barnett, Taylor, Buchanan, Powell, Crooks, Taylor (Kasim 64), Bowditch, Richards (Revell 73), Waters (Long 64)

Subs not used- Lobjoit, Phillips, Goff, Poole

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