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Match report: Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 0

2 April 2021

Match Reports

Match report: Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 0

2 April 2021

Town fall to a narrow 1-0 defeat against Northampton Town.

Town's afternoon away from home at the Sixfields Stadium came to an end with Salop falling to a 1-0 defeat.

Ryan Watson's 8th goal of the season in the first-half was the difference between the two sides as the Cobblers claimed all three points.

In a first-half limited with few chances, Matija Sarkic was the first keeper called into action. A deep cross found its way to the back post and Sam Hoskins did well to slide in for a shot on goal. Town's shot-stopper had work to do and stretched across goal to make an impressive diving save for his team.

However, the home side didn't let the next chance pass by. Peter Kioso whipped in a powerful cross from the right wing and Ryan Watson was on hand to smash a first-time effort into the corner of the Salop net - earning the lead in the 27th minute.

As the second period began, Town were pushing to find a leveler and nearly did through Donald Love. In the 54th minute, Curtis Main slotted a through ball to Town's right-back but the defender couldn't get his shot off quick enough as the Cobblers man got across well to put in a block.

Despite a tightly contested battle between the two sides, it was the home side who eventually saw the game out to earn all three points.

The teams:

The Cobblers: Jonathan Mitchell, Fraser Horsfall, Sam Hoskins, Ryan Watson, Peter Kioso, Shaun McWilliams, Bryn Morris, Joseph Mills, Ryan Edmondson (Alan Sheehan, 78), Lloyd Jones, Danny Rose.

Subs not used: Michael Harriman, Cian Bolger, Alex Jones, Caleb Chukwuemka, Dylan Berry, Mark Marshall.

Salop: Matija Sarkic, Aaron Pierre, Ro-Shaun Williams (Sean Goss, 88), Ollie Norburn (David Edwards, 88), Josh Vela, Nathanael Ogbeta, Donald Love, Curtis Main (Rekeil Pyke, 78), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, David Davis, Harry Chapman (Shaun Whalley, 88).

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, Ryan Sears, Matthew Pennington.


Referee: Ross Joyce
Assistants: Darren Blunden and Michael Webb
Fourth Official: James Adcock


Joseph Mills was shown the first yellow card of the game in the 53rd minute for a poor late-timed challenge on Donald Love.

Shaun McWilliams was shown a yellow card in the dying moments of the game for a foul in the middle of the park.


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