November 20, 2012
Akinfenwa leads Cobblers to success
Northampton Town made it three wins on the trot after they beat Morecambe 3-0 at Sixfields.
But Cobblers were made to work hard for their victory by a well-organised Morecambe outfit before second half goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and an own goal from Kevin Ellison swung the game their way.
Cobblers started the brighter of the two sides with Jake Robinson having a shot blocked early on, while Chris Hackett was twice off target with fierce drives. Ellison went closest to breaking the deadlock midway through the first half when he raced away but shot against the post with Lee Nicholls well beaten.
Northampton had the better of the exchanges and Hackett saw another effort flash just past the post. After the break, Andy Fleming had a shot blocked and Izak Reid blazed over before Akinfenwa put Cobblers in front in the 56th minute, heading home Ben Tozer's long throw-in.
Cobblers increased their lead five minutes later when another Tozer throw-in was headed past Barry Roche by Ellison. Morecambe never recovered from the setback and Ishmel Demontagnac rounded it off with a third goal in stoppage-time, curling in a great free-kick.
|21 Lee Nicholls||1 Barry Roche|
|30 Clarke Carlisle||15 Chris McCready|
|5 Kelvin Langmead||2 Nick Fenton|
|12 Ben Tozer||8 Andrew Wright|
|3 Joe Widdowson||4 Jordan Mustoe|
|11 Chris Hackett||18 Gary McDonald|
|8 Ben Harding||11 Kevin Ellison|
|7 Ishmel Demontagnac||16 Stuart Drummond|
|22 Lewis Hornby||7 Izak Reid|
|10 Adebayo Akinfenwa||17 Andrew Fleming|
|17 Jake Robinson||10 Richard Brodie|
|13 Dean Snedker||Andres Arestidou 25|
|6 Anthony Charles||Will Haining 6|
|23 Danny East||Andy Parrish 22|
|28 Emyr Huws||Robbie Threlfall 3|
|9 Clive Platt||Joe McGee 19|
|19 Louis Moult||Lewis Alessandra 9|
|15 Henoc Mukendi||Jack Redshaw 27|
|Clive Platt for Adebayo Akinfenwa (72)||Lewis Alessandra for Izak Reid (68)|
|Louis Moult for Jake Robinson (77)||Jack Redshaw for Richard Brodie (69)|
|Emyr Huws for Lewis Hornby (81)|
|Joe Widdowson (14)|
|Lewis Hornby (51)|
|Ishmel Demontagnac (59)|
|· Squads: Northampton Town | Morecambe|