November 3, 2012
All square at Sixfields
Louis Moult earned Northampton a replay against mid-week giantkillers Bradford in a 1-1 draw in the first round of the FA Cup.
Northampton started well, Adeabayo Akinfenwa headed straight at Matt Duke from Joe Widdowson's cross and the City keeper also saved from Moult following a Chris Hackett cross.
The Cobblers twice went close in quick succession from an Emyr Huws' corner, Kelvin Langmead had a shot blocked by Carl McHugh and Hackett was denied by Duke.
In between, Gary Jones had a shot blocked and then fired over while new signing Alan Connell shot wide from just inside the box.
Garry Thompson went close before City broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Connell set up Will Atkinson on the edge of the box and he fired past Higgs.
The home side went close before the break with Moult and Akinfenwa both having efforts blocked and shortly after the restart Hackett was thwarted by Duke. But Cobblers got back on level terms in the 61st minute when Moult headed home a cross from Danny East.
Connell went close to restoring City's advantage when he was denied by Higgs who also thwarted substitute Nahki Wells while Atkinson had a shot blocked by Langmead. Akinfenwa twice tested Duke at the other end as both teams went for the winner.
|Northampton Town||Bradford City|
|1 Shane Higgs||12 Matt Duke|
|6 Anthony Charles||3 James Meredith|
|5 Kelvin Langmead||2 Stephen Darby|
|2 John Johnson||16 Carl McHugh|
|12 Ben Tozer||18 Gary Jones|
|3 Joe Widdowson||11 Garry Thompson|
|23 Danny East||24 Nathan Doyle|
|11 Chris Hackett||8 Ritchie Jones|
|28 Emyr Huws||14 Will Atkinson|
|10 Adebayo Akinfenwa||30 Scott Brown|
|19 Louis Moult||17 Alan Connell|
|13 Dean Snedker||Jon McLaughlan 1|
|29 David Moyo||Rory McArdle 23|
|7 Ishmel Demontagnac||Forrayah Bass 31|
|22 Lewis Hornby||Zavon Hines 20|
|9 Clive Platt||James Hanson 9|
|16 Lewis Wilson||Nahki Wells 21|
|15 Henoc Mukendi||Adam Baker 19|
|David Moyo for Anthony Charles (72)||James Hanson for Garry Thompson (76)|
|Clive Platt for Louis Moult (79)||Nahki Wells for Alan Connell (76)|
|Rory McArdle for Gary Jones (81)|
|Anthony Charles (18)||James Meredith (43)|
|Ben Tozer (28)|
|· Squads: Northampton Town | Bradford City|