November 6, 2012
Ten-man Cobblers earn valuable point
Northampton came from behind to earn a point at York, despite playing over 50 minutes of the match with ten men.
York, who had previously failed to score in three of their last four home league games, took the lead on 23 minutes when Matty Blair flicked the ball around Town defender John Johnson before calmly slotting the ball past Town keeper Lee Nicholls after a good long ball from Ashley Chambers.
Things then got worse for the away side when they were reduced to 10 men on 38 minutes when Johnson was shown a straight red card for a wild challenge on York's Chris Smith.
Northampton started the second half well, and scored a deserved equaliser when Chris Hackett's free kick was spilled by York keeper Michael Ingham, allowing Adebayo Akinfenwa a simple tap-in from close range.
Both sides pushed for a winner late on with Blair hitting the woodwork, and Danny East wasting a good chance for Northampton but no winner could be found.
|York City||Northampton Town|
|24 Michael Ingham||21 Lee Nicholls|
|22 Clarke Carlisle||5 Kelvin Langmead|
|4 Chris Smith||2 John Johnson|
|6 Daniel Parslow||12 Ben Tozer|
|16 Jamal Fyfield||3 Joe Widdowson|
|8 Scott Kerr||23 Danny East|
|28 Daniel Kearns||11 Chris Hackett|
|17 Matty Blair||28 Emyr Huws|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||9 Clive Platt|
|10 Ashley Chambers||10 Adebayo Akinfenwa|
|9 Jason Walker||19 Louis Moult|
|1 Paul Musselwhite||Shane Higgs 1|
|23 Chris Doig||Anthony Charles 6|
|2 Lanre Oyebanjo||Ishmel Demontagnac 7|
|20 Jon Challinor||Lewis Hornby 22|
|19 Michael Potts||David Moyo 29|
|7 Jamie Reed||Lewis Wilson 16|
|14 Oli Johnson||Henoc Mukendi 15|
|Jamie Reed for Patrick McLaughlin (66)||Lewis Hornby for John Johnson (46)|
|Lanre Oyebanjo for Scott Kerr (82)|
|Oli Johnson for Jason Walker (84)|
|Clarke Carlisle (90)||John Johnson (39)|
|Chris Hackett (50)|
|Adebayo Akinfenwa (60)|
|Louis Moult (42)|
|· Squads: York City | Northampton Town|