January 22, 2013
Carlisle keeps Cobblers climbing
Clarke Carlisle's first-half header proved the difference as Northampton came from behind to see off Aldershot and move into the automatic promotion places in npower League Two.
With snow falling throughout, Daniel Lopez swept in from close range in the second minute but Chris Hackett's penalty and Carlisle's header were enough to see the Cobblers go third.
There were only 78 seconds on the clock when Lopez tucked home from six yards after Adam Mekki took the ball wide of Cobblers keeper Lee Nicholls and picked out his team-mate.
But with 21 minutes gone referee Darren Deadman pointed to the spot after Michael Hector handled in the box and Hackett dispatched his spot-kick into the top-right corner.
Hackett then turned provider with ten minutes remaining in the first half, whipping in a corner which Carlisle headed home.
Northampton could have sealed the points with 15 minutes to go after Hackett rounded Jamie Young but his goalbound shot was stopped by Troy Brown.
Jake Robinson's effort was then cleared off the line by Shots substitute Anthony McNamee as Dean Holdsworth's side failed to find a late equaliser.
|Aldershot Town||Northampton Town|
|21 Jamie Young||21 Lee Nicholls|
|2 Ben Herd||30 Clarke Carlisle|
|11 Peter Vincenti||5 Kelvin Langmead|
|4 Aaron Morris||12 Ben Tozer|
|5 Troy Brown||3 Joe Widdowson|
|39 Michael Hector||4 Luke Guttridge|
|23 Sonny Bradley||11 Chris Hackett|
|31 Daniel Rose||8 Ben Harding|
|17 Adam Mekki||22 Lewis Hornby|
|20 Craig Reid||9 Clive Platt|
|37 David López||17 Jake Robinson|
|29 Glenn Morris||Dean Snedker 13|
|14 Anthony McNamee||David Artell 18|
|27 Lionel Ainsworth||David Moyo 29|
|12 Oliver Risser||Ishmel Demontagnac 7|
|28 Kieron Cadogan||Adebayo Akinfenwa 10|
|30 Harry Cooksley||Lewis Wilson 16|
|9 Michael Rankine||Louis Moult 19|
|Lionel Ainsworth for Adam Mekki (62)|
|Anthony McNamee for Daniel Rose (75)|
|Oliver Risser for Craig Reid (84)|
|Michael Hector (60)||Joe Widdowson (40)|
|Chris Hackett (61)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | Northampton Town|