Dag & Red 0-1 Northampton

06 February 2010 06:10
John Johnson produced a moment of magic to settle a scrappy encounter at Victoria Road and take Northampton to within five points of a play-off place.The defender cut inside before firing home from the edge of the area. [LNB]But Town were grateful to some fine work from keeper Chris Dunn, who tipped Damien McCrory's shot round the post and then stopped Peter Gain's volley. [LNB]McCrory and Gain also came close to levelling late on but both had shots deflected away by the Town defence. [LNB][LNB]Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We knew it was going to be a tough game and they really threw some balls into our box. It was tremendous defending from the whole team. [LNB]"We had one or two bits of decent play but the only moment of real class was John Johnson's finish. [LNB]"When you come under pressure like we did, Chris Dunn has pulled a fantastic save out as well." [LNB]Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Wayne Burnett told BBC Essex:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "They've scored a fantastic goal, their full-back came inside and bent one in the top corner and you can't take anything away from that. [LNB]"Then their goalkeeper has pulled off a world-class save from Peter Gain and then one from John Nurse. [LNB]"On another day they might go in, but we've been done by a bit of quality by them today." [LNB][LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 6 February 2010[LNB] League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Dag & Red 0-1 Northampton R (HT 0-0) Johnson 71 Dag & Red 01 Roberts 04 Doe 06 Arber 03 McCrory 17 Currie (Green 70) 19 Ogogo 28 Pack 33 Gain yellow card 09 Nurse (Walsh 80) 14 Benson 16 Thomas (Scott 63) Substitutes 30 Lewington, 20 Vindelot, 26 Tejan-Sie, 07 Green, 24 Bingham, 10 Scott, 31 Walsh Northampton 01 Dunn 03 Johnson 05 Hinton 06 Beckwith yellow card 23 Gilbert 04 Guttridge 08 Osman 11 Holt (Rodgers 82) 12 Gilligan 10 Akinfenwa 17 Mckay (Thornton 72) Substitutes 27 Lumley, 02 Rodgers, 19 Curtis, 15 Dyer, 30 Thornton, 24 Harris, 28 O'Flynn Ref: HooperAtt: 2,206 DAG & RED NORTHAMPTON Possession Dag & Red 39% Northampton 61% Attempts on target Dag & Red 6 Northampton 3 Attempts off target Dag & Red 8 Northampton 7 Corners Dag & Red 7 Northampton 4 Fouls Dag & Red 12 Northampton 15 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:19 The referee ends the match. 90:00+4:08 Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Save made by Tony Roberts. 90:00+3:24 Phil Walsh challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick. 90:00+3:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Thornton on Scott Doe. Free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 90:00+2:46 Corner taken short by Luke Guttridge. 90:00+0:40 The ball is swung over by Damien McCrory, clearance made by John Johnson. 90:00+0:26 The referee penalises Abdul Osman for handball. Direct free kick taken by Danny Green. 89:47 Peter Gain takes a shot. Dean Beckwith manages to make a clearance. 89:43 Centre by Danny Green. 89:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Benson on Chris Dunn. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn. 88:46 Damien McCrory takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Hinton. 88:04 Kevin Thornton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony Roberts takes the free kick. 86:57 Unfair challenge on Josh Scott by John Johnson results in a free kick. Danny Green delivers the ball, Paul Benson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. 86:20 A cross is delivered by Mark Arber. 84:44 Header from deep inside the area by Paul Benson goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 83:16 Kevin Thornton crosses the ball, save by Tony Roberts. 82:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Pack on Paul Rodgers. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick. 81:32 Substitution Andrew Holt goes off and Paul Rodgers comes on. 79:33 Indirect free kick taken by Danny Green. 79:33 Substitution Phil Walsh comes on in place of Jon Nurse. 79:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Green by Ryan Gilligan. 79:18 Ryan Gilligan takes a shot. Blocked by Marlon Pack. 78:43 The ball is sent over by Andrew Holt, clearance by Scott Doe. 77:53 The ball is crossed by Jon Nurse. 77:06 Marlon Pack challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Gilligan takes the indirect free kick. 76:55 Josh Scott takes a shot. Craig Hinton gets a block in. 76:33 Centre by Danny Green, clearance made by Dean Beckwith. 75:34 Corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line, Chris Dunn makes a save. 75:14 Peter Gain takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn. 74:51 Ryan Gilligan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 71:07 Substitution Kevin Thornton on for Billy Mckay. 70:30 Assist by Abdul Osman. 70:30 GOAL - John Johnson:Dag & Red 0 - 1 Northampton John Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-1 Northampton. 68:03 Mark Arber takes the free kick. 68:03 Substitution Danny Green joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Currie. 68:03 Unfair challenge on Paul Benson by Dean Beckwith results in a free kick. 67:52 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, Damien McCrory manages to make a clearance. 67:09 Darren Currie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Chris Dunn. 67:02 The ball is sent over by Damien McCrory. 65:52 Booking Peter Gain is booked. 65:35 Booking Booking for Dean Beckwith. 64:12 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert from the left by-line to the near post, Andrew Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Nurse. 63:03 Jon Nurse produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar. 62:23 Substitution Josh Scott replaces Wesley Thomas. 62:10 Effort from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa clears the bar. 61:34 Billy Mckay fouled by Peter Gain, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Gilbert. 60:51 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 60:16 Adebayo Akinfenwa fouled by Peter Gain, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Gilbert. 57:58 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Currie to the near post, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance. 56:35 The official flags Billy Mckay offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 54:41 Corner taken by Darren Currie from the right by-line. 53:44 Corner taken by Darren Currie from the left by-line, save by Chris Dunn. 52:45 The official flags Paul Benson offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick. 52:10 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Currie from the right by-line, save by Chris Dunn. Correction - 51:08 Darren Currie takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ryan Gilligan. 51:08 Darren Currie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Gilligan. 50:17 The referee blows for offside against Andrew Holt. Tony Roberts takes the indirect free kick. 50:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Benson on Abdul Osman. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Hinton. 49:08 Craig Hinton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Benson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darren Currie, Ryan Gilligan makes a clearance. 48:21 John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Gain. Free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 47:59 Luke Guttridge sends in a cross, Damien McCrory manages to make a clearance. 47:06 Andrew Holt produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal. 46:29 Shot from just outside the box by Abu Ogogo misses to the left of the goal. 46:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gilligan by Jon Nurse. Chris Dunn takes the free kick. 45:43 The ball is delivered by Craig Hinton, save by Tony Roberts. 45:01 The second half begins. Half Time 45:00+2:28 The players leave the pitch at half time. 45:00+1:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Gain by Billy Mckay. Free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 45:00+0:05 Andrew Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Abu Ogogo. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 43:46 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert, Dean Beckwith takes a shot. Scott Doe gets a block in. 43:41 A cross is delivered by Andrew Holt, Marlon Pack makes a clearance. 42:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by Dean Beckwith. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick. 41:41 Billy Mckay concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien McCrory. Tony Roberts takes the free kick. 40:45 The ball is sent over by Ryan Gilligan, Header by Andrew Holt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 40:04 Outswinging corner taken by Peter Gilbert from the left by-line. 39:54 Andrew Holt crosses the ball, Scott Doe manages to make a clearance. 39:24 The ball is crossed by Jon Nurse, Chris Dunn makes a save. 38:25 Darren Currie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar. 37:46 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Mark Arber takes the indirect free kick. 37:39 Darren Currie delivers the ball, clearance made by Abdul Osman. 37:00 The ball is swung over by Paul Benson, clearance by Abdul Osman. 36:32 John Johnson produces a cross, Abu Ogogo makes a clearance. 36:14 Darren Currie takes a shot from 25 yards. Craig Hinton gets a block in. 36:09 Marlon Pack delivers the ball, clearance by Dean Beckwith. 35:59 Jon Nurse produces a cross, clearance by Dean Beckwith. 35:51 A cross is delivered by Damien McCrory. 31:59 The ball is sent over by Peter Gain, Header by Jon Nurse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 31:48 The ball is swung over by Wesley Thomas, Dean Beckwith manages to make a clearance. 28:10 Marlon Pack takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar. 25:11 Jon Nurse fouled by Peter Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Doe restarts play with the free kick. 23:58 Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Gain. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Arber. 21:55 The ball is crossed by Paul Benson, save made by Chris Dunn. 21:05 Shot from outside the penalty box by Wesley Thomas goes wide right of the goal. 18:59 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, clearance made by Damien McCrory. 18:10 Paul Benson sends in a cross, Craig Hinton makes a clearance. 16:47 Marlon Pack concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Chris Dunn takes the free kick. 16:42 The ball is crossed by Marlon Pack, clearance by Ryan Gilligan. 15:48 The ball is swung over by Damien McCrory. 14:53 Luke Guttridge produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target. 13:06 Craig Hinton fouled by Paul Benson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn. 9:42 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar. 9:27 A cross is delivered by Scott Doe, Chris Dunn makes a save. 8:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Doe by Dean Beckwith. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Roberts. 6:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Gain on Ryan Gilligan. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn. 5:32 The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn. 5:16 Paul Benson takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a comfortable save. 4:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Benson by Craig Hinton. Free kick taken by Mark Arber. 3:30 Handball by Paul Benson. Peter Gilbert restarts play with the free kick. 2:18 A cross is delivered by Darren Currie. 0:23 Wesley Thomas challenges Craig Hinton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick. 0:00 The match has kicked off. 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