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The match has reached full-time.
Clearance by Lee Collins.
The ball is sent over by Ritchie Sutton.
Marc Richards has an effort at goal. Sascha Studer safely holds on.
Corner taken by Lee Beevers from the left by-line.
Evan Horwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Sutton.
Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Liam Hearn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond.
Kaid Mohamed takes the free kick.
Foul by John Dempster on Ivan Toney, free kick awarded.
Simon Heslop restarts play with the free kick.
Ricky Ravenhill challenges Simon Heslop unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Kaid Mohamed.
Simon Heslop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Ravenhill.
Free kick crossed by Daniel Alfei.
John Dempster is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by John Dempster results in a free kick.
Centre by Evan Horwood.
Chris Clements comes on in place of Robert Taylor.
Evan Horwood on for Chris Hackett.
Free kick taken by Ian Morris.
Robert Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Toney.
Ian Morris replaces Darren Carter.
Shot by Adam Murray went over the crossbar.
Lee Beevers sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Gregor Robertson.
Daniel Alfei crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Chris Hackett fouled by Lee Beevers, the ref awards a free kick.
Sam Clucas delivers the ball.
Darren Carter takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Lee Beevers is ruled offside.
Liam Hearn produces a cross.
Shot by Alex Fisher. Matt Duke safely holds on.
Shot by Darren Carter. Sascha Studer safely holds on.
Corner taken by Darren Carter from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Daniel Alfei.
Daniel Alfei fouled by Lee Beevers, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Sascha Studer.
Foul by Marc Richards on Ryan Tafazolli, free kick awarded.
John-Joe O'Toole goes off and Ivan Toney comes on.
The ball is crossed by Lee Beevers.
Liam Hearn is brought on as a substitute for Oliver Palmer.
Sam Clucas replaces Fergus Bell.
Chris Hackett sends in a cross.
Centre by Fergus Bell.
The second half has started.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Free kick taken by Fergus Bell.
Unfair challenge on Fergus Bell by John-Joe O'Toole results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Lee Collins.
Corner taken by Robert Taylor.
Fergus Bell takes the free kick.
Adam Murray fouled by Darren Carter, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Robert Taylor.
Free kick crossed by Robert Taylor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gregor Robertson on Oliver Palmer.
The ball is crossed by Ritchie Sutton.
The ball is delivered by Robert Taylor.
Chris Hackett crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Simon Heslop on John-Joe O'Toole, free kick awarded.
Matt Duke takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Fergus Bell.
Ryan Tafazolli takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Lee Beevers by Kaid Mohamed results in a free kick.
Ricky Ravenhill goes into the referee's book.
Foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Fergus Bell, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Darren Carter. Kaid Mohamed scores with a header. Northampton 1-0 Mansfield.Assist by Darren Carter.
Centre by Chris Hackett.
John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot.
Darren Carter restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Murray challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kaid Mohamed.
John-Joe O'Toole fouled by Ryan Tafazolli, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by Lee Beevers.
Alex Fisher takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Fergus Bell has an effort at goal.
Free kick crossed by Fergus Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Palmer by Zander Diamond.
Ritchie Sutton is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hackett by Ritchie Sutton.
A cross is delivered by Oliver Palmer.
Alex Fisher takes a shot and cleared the net.
The referee starts the match.
Cobblers aiming for momentum
Northampton will be looking to kick on from a strong finish to last season when starting the new League Two campaign by entertaining Mansfield at Sixfields Stadium.
The Cobblers closed with four wins from six games to end up two places and three points above the drop zone and manager Chris Wilder has been active in the transfer market this summer.
John-Joe O'Toole scored 13 goals from midfield for Bristol Rovers last season and is one of several exciting signings.
Emile Sinclair arrives from Crawley, former Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond will bring experience to the back four, while Evan Horwood, Daniel Alfei, Lawson D'Ath, Alex Nicholls, Kaid Mohamed and Tottenham keeper Jordan Archer give Wilder added strength in depth, while Lewis Hornby is still out injured.
Mansfield manager Paul Cox should have a fully-fit squad available.
That means a whole host of players could make their Football League debuts for the Stags, including Liam Hearn, Sascha Studer, Fergus Bell and Alex Fisher.
Fellow summer signings Luke Jones, Amari'i Bell, Simon Heslop and Rob Taylor will also hope to be named in Cox's starting line-up for Saturday's curtain-raiser.
"We know how tough it will be on Saturday. I thought Northampton were a tough proposition last season," said Cox ahead of the trip. "They have a lot of resources at the club and have brought in some very good players. We are going to have to cope and show resolve and mental toughness to come away with anything."
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