December 22, 2012
Cobblers stick boot into Shots
Substitute Jake Robinson and Clive Platt grabbed the second-half goals as Northampton beat Aldershot 2-0 at Sixfields.
The Cobblers laid siege to the Shots goal from the start but the visitors withstood the early barrage.
Goalkeeper Jamie Young kept out Chris Hackett's header and Ishmel Demontagnac's close-range effort was blocked for a corner from which Kelvin Langmead saw his shot hacked away.
Aldershot went close when Danny Hylton headed wide from Kieron Cadogan's cross.
Clarke Carlisle should have given the hosts the lead when he headed over from Hackett's free-kick.
It took just four minutes for Robinson to break the deadlock after coming on at half-time, racing on to Ben Tozer's pass to beat Young.
Robinson was denied by Young moments later before Hylton missed a glorious chance to equalise when he fired wide at the far post.
Daniel Lopez was denied by Cobblers keeper Lee Nicholls after racing clear while at the other end Young tipped over Hackett's dipping free-kick.
But Platt wrapped up the points for Northampton deep into stoppage-time when he lobbed the advancing Young after latching onto a long clearance.
|Northampton Town||Aldershot Town|
|21 Lee Nicholls||21 Jamie Young|
|30 Clarke Carlisle||4 Aaron Morris|
|6 Anthony Charles||39 Michael Hector|
|5 Kelvin Langmead||23 Sonny Bradley|
|12 Ben Tozer||16 Doug Berqvrst|
|11 Chris Hackett||31 Daniel Rose|
|8 Ben Harding||28 Kieron Cadogan|
|7 Ishmel Demontagnac||20 Craig Reid|
|22 Lewis Hornby||10 Daniel Hylton|
|28 Emyr Huws||14 Robert Sinclair|
|9 Clive Platt||37 David López|
|13 Dean Snedker||Glenn Morris 29|
|23 Danny East||Matthias Rudolph 41|
|25 Claudio Dias||Adam Brice 42|
|17 Jake Robinson||Jordan Robertson 33|
|19 Louis Moult||Adam Mekki 17|
|15 Henoc Mukendi||Guy Madjo 27|
|29 David Moyo||Bobby Webbe 40|
|Jake Robinson for Ishmel Demontagnac (46)||Adam Mekki for Craig Reid (79)|
|Jordan Robertson for Kieron Cadogan (90)|
|Doug Berqvrst (61)|
|· Squads: Northampton Town | Aldershot Town|