• FT

    AFC Wimbledo

    2

    Morecambe

    0

  • FT

    Barnet

    0

    Cheltenham

    0

  • FT

    Fleetwood To

    2

    Dag & Red

    1

  • FT

    Gillingham

    1

    Accrington

    0

  • FT

    Northampton

    1

    Oxford Utd

    0

  • FT

    Torquay

    2

    York

    1

  • PPD

    Bradford

    P

    Bristol Rov

    P

  • PPD

    Burton

    P

    Wycombe

    P

  • PPD

    Chesterfield

    P

    Plymouth

    P

  • PPD

    Port Vale

    P

    Aldershot

    P

  • PPD

    Rochdale

    P

    Southend

    P

  • PPD

    Rotherham

    P

    Exeter

    P

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Sixfields Stadium, England

Referee: D Webb | Attendance: 6151

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Northampton Town

  • Ben Harding 45' +3'

1 - 0

FT

Harding seals precious points for Cobblers

Ben Harding grabbed the only goal of the game as promotion hopefuls Northampton beat play-off outsiders Oxford 1-0 at a snow covered Sixfields.

Harding almost caught Oxford napping with a deft chip while Clarke Carlisle headed over as Cobblers made the better start.

Oxford were slow to get into their stride but former Cobbler Liam Davies tested Lee Nicholls with a low drive and Damian Batt fired wide.

Cobblers still created the better chances, though, Adebayo Akinfenwa heading over and ex-Oxford winger Chris Hackett forcing Luke McCormick to save at his near post. In between, Tom Craddock was denied by Nicholls as Oxford got into the contest.

But Cobblers finally broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when McCormick could only palm out Hackett's testing cross and Harding fired home from 15 yards.

James Constable was denied by Nicholls after the restart, Andy Whing mis-kicked from close range before then seeing his header punched clear by the Cobblers `keeper.

Akinfenwa missed a great chance to double Northampton's advantage as Oxford pressed for a late equaliser, substitute Deane Smalley heading just over while Constable was twice foiled by Nicholls.

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Scoring Summary

  • Northampton Town
  • Oxford United
Ben Harding (45 + 3')
 

Match Stats

  • Northampton Town
  • Oxford United
8(5) Shots (on goal) 13(8)
14 Fouls 10
8 Corner kicks 7
1 Offsides 7
42% Time of Possession 58%
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
8 Saves 5

Teams

  • Northampton Town
  • Oxford United
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Damian Batt (59')
Andrew Whing (77')
Tom Craddock (90 + 2')
Michael Raynes (90 + 4')