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Lee Bell fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Artell.
Antoni Sarcevic grabs a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 6-2 Crewe.Joel Grant provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Nathaniel Wedderburn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Powell. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Luke Murphy.
Billy Mckay finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 6-1 Crewe.Inswinging corner taken by Danny Blanchett, save by Chris Dunn. Abdul Osman provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on Nick Powell. Nick Powell restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Rodgers replaces John Johnson.
Antoni Sarcevic takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Antoni Sarcevic replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.
Shot on goal by Shaun Harrad from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Foul by Lee Bell on Josh Walker, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Tozer, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.
(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Nick Powell coming on for Danny Shelley.
Foul by Abdul Osman on Danny Shelley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Billy Mckay takes a shot. David Artell gets a block in.
Billy Mckay on for Leon McKenzie. Andrew Holt leaves the field to be replaced by Nathaniel Wedderburn. The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Lee Bell, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Dean Beckwith on Ajay Leitch-Smith, free kick awarded. Danny Shelley has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Chris Dunn.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Hall on Joel Grant. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.
Abdul Osman scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 5-1 Crewe.
Andrew Holt grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 4-1 Crewe.Assist by Michael Jacobs.
(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Joel Grant coming on for Shaun Miller. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie by David Artell. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.
David Artell concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
Dean Beckwith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Northampton 3-1 Crewe.Outswinging corner taken by Josh Walker, assist on the goal came from Josh Walker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Miller on John Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Dean Beckwith concedes a Penalty for a foul on Shaun Miller. A save by Chris Dunn from penalty by Ashley Westwood. Northampton 2-1 Crewe.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Blanchett, Chris Dunn makes a save.
Shaun Miller is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Centre by John Johnson, save by Rhys Taylor.
Handball by Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.
Leon McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.
Shot by Danny Shelley from outside the box goes over the target.
The offside flag is raised against Leon McKenzie. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Josh Walker.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
Danny Shelley takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Shot from outside the box by Luke Murphy goes wide right of the target.
Michael Jacobs grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Crewe.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Patrick Ada.
Shaun Harrad finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Crewe.Assist on the goal came from Leon McKenzie.
Josh Walker takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Corner taken by Josh Walker from the right by-line, David Artell manages to make a clearance.
A goal is scored by Ajay Leitch-Smith from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Crewe.Michael Jacobs has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left. The assist for the goal came from Lee Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on Shaun Miller. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Holt produces a cross.
New signings in line for Cobblers starts
Northampton manager Ian Sampson will be able to call upon new signings Shaun Harrad and Josh Walker for Tuesday night's visit of Crewe to Sixfields.
Striker Harrad joined from Burton two weeks ago for an undisclosed fee but missed the win over Oxford after having a planned mouth operation.
But he is available now and could partner Leon McKenzie in attack as the former Norwich striker has had 10 days to rest his thigh injury since the Oxford game.
Walker could make a second debut for the club after joining on loan from Watford having spent time at Sixfields last season while on loan from Middlesbrough.
Left-back Liam Davis is still out with his knee injury so Marcus Hall will continue to deputise while midfielder Kevin Thornton is still struggling with his hamstring injury.
Striker Tadhg Purcell remains out with a knee injury sustained in August.
Crewe's leading scorer Clayton Donaldson misses out through suspension.
The 16-goal striker was sent off for violent conduct during the home win over Bradford. He was due to begin his three-match ban against Accrington on Saturday but that game was postponed.
With Calvin Zola having joined Burton on loan, Donaldson`s absence opens the door for either Ajay Leitch-Smith, Joel Grant or Nick Powell to come into the side.
On-loan goalkeeper Rhys Taylor is expected to replace Steve Phillips after serving a one-match suspension.
Club captain David Artell could also come back into contention following just over a fortnight on the sidelines with a calf injury. If he does not make it, Adam Dugdale will continue in defence.
Six at Sixfields for Cobblers
Northampton hit six goals for the first time ever at Sixfields as they demolished high-flying Crewe 6-2.
Six different players got on the scoresheet as the Cobblers came from behind to leave Crewe shell-shocked and improved their own chances of a charge towards the play-offs.
Crewe took a fifth-minute lead when Northampton goalkeeper Chris Dunn fumbled a shot from Ajay Leitch-Smith. But that was as good as it got for the visitors as new signing Shaun Harrod equalised six minutes later on his debut, beating Rhys Taylor from close range, and Michael Jacobs put Northampton ahead from a 14th-minute free kick which found its way into the bottom corner.
Crewe missed a great chance to draw level in teh 35th minute from the penalty spot. But Dunn redeemed himself when he saved well to keep out Ashley Westwood's spot-kick. And it got worse for Crewe a minute before the break when Dean Beckwith headed home a Josh Walker corner,
Two goals in three minutes after the restart all but ended the contest. Skipper Andy Holt fired home a minute into the second half and two minutes later Abdul Osman hit the fifth with a long range strike.
Substitute Billy McKay finally hit number six in the 80th minute after David Artell had trodden on the ball before Crewe substitute Antoni Sarcevic grabbed a lat consolation with two minutes of normal time left.
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