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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:6,097
  • Holt (42) McKenzie (66)
  • Craddock (46)
    Craddock (46)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:21 +0.21

Corner taken by Simon Heslop, comfortable save by Chris Dunn.

90:02 +0.02

Steven MacLean sends in a cross.

87:27

Jack Midson on for Jake Wright.

87:27

Jack Midson comes on in place of Jake Wright.

86:22

Booking for Abdul Osman for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Clist by Abdul Osman. Jake Wright takes the free kick.

84:38

Simon Heslop takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Jacobs makes a clearance.

84:30

The ball is crossed by Tom Craddock, John Johnson gets a block in.

83:59

Billy Mckay is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

83:28

A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

82:22

Anthony Tonkin delivers the ball.

80:36

Ryan Gilligan takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

79:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Simon Clist. Marcus Hall restarts play with the free kick.

78:30

Simon Heslop concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Holt. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.

78:02

Ryan Gilligan on for Leon McKenzie.

77:51

The ball is swung over by Sam Deering.

76:34

The ball is swung over by Sam Deering, John Johnson makes a clearance.

76:25

The ball is crossed by Sam Deering, blocked by Dean Beckwith.

76:15

A cross is delivered by Andrew Holt, save made by Ryan Clarke.

74:33

Paul McLaren leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Deering.

71:26

Simon Heslop joins the action as a substitute, replacing Asa Hall.

69:58

Long distance shot from Nathaniel Wedderburn misses to the left of the goal.

69:23

Billy Mckay fouled by Harry Worley, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.

66:36

The ball is swung over by Andrew Holt, Leon McKenzie scores a headed goal from close range. Northampton 2-1 Oxford Utd.Assist by Andrew Holt.

65:36

Tom Craddock takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Hall.

64:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Constable. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

64:06

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

62:53

Shot from just outside the penalty area by James Constable misses to the left of the target.

62:05

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ryan Clarke.

61:58

Centre by Marcus Hall, clearance made by Paul McLaren.

61:42

John Johnson delivers the ball, clearance by Paul McLaren.

60:59

James Constable is caught offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

54:19

Nathaniel Wedderburn takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a comfortable save.

51:56

Steven MacLean shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Steven MacLean results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Jacobs from left channel.

50:57

Steven MacLean produces a cross, save made by Chris Dunn.

50:04

James Constable has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

46:41

Goal scored by Tom Craddock from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Oxford Utd.The ball is sent over by Steven MacLean, Asa Hall takes a shot.

46:41

Tom Craddock finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Oxford Utd.The ball is sent over by Steven MacLean, Asa Hall takes a shot.

45:01

Billy Mckay on for Francis Laurent.

44:50

Anthony Tonkin produces a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by James Constable goes wide right of the goal.

43:56

Effort on goal by Steven MacLean from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

43:39

Centre by Asa Hall, Ben Tozer makes a clearance.

42:00

Andrew Holt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Northampton 1-0 Oxford Utd.Nathaniel Wedderburn takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, assist by Michael Jacobs.

40:47

Damian Batt takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.

38:51

The ball is sent over by Damian Batt.

38:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on Steven MacLean. Direct free kick taken by Tom Craddock.

37:21

The ball is swung over by Damian Batt, clearance made by Dean Beckwith.

36:35

Tom Craddock takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a comfortable save.

34:54

James Constable produces a cross, Abdul Osman makes a clearance.

32:49

Foul by Francis Laurent on Anthony Tonkin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

32:35

Centre by Damian Batt, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

32:25

The ball is crossed by Steven MacLean, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

29:53

Leon McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Wright. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

29:17

Tom Craddock is ruled offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

27:39

Centre by Damian Batt, save made by Chris Dunn.

27:02

Andrew Holt produces a cross, comfortable save by Ryan Clarke.

25:12

James Constable takes a shot. John Johnson gets a block in. Short corner worked by Steven MacLean.

23:51

Centre by Paul McLaren, Harry Worley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

23:51

A cross is delivered by Paul McLaren, Harry Worley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

23:40

Anthony Tonkin produces a cross, clearance made by Marcus Hall.

23:07

Marcus Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren.

21:42

Tom Craddock challenges Ben Tozer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

21:12

The ball is swung over by Damian Batt.

19:05

The official flags Tom Craddock offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

18:34

James Constable delivers the ball, clearance made by John Johnson.

17:39

Paul McLaren fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

17:09

Leon McKenzie takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Clarke.

16:13

John Johnson fouled by Damian Batt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Hall.

14:57

Inswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn, save made by Ryan Clarke.

12:49

Tom Craddock is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

12:37

The ball is swung over by Anthony Tonkin, Ben Tozer makes a clearance.

12:03

Asa Hall sends in a cross, Abdul Osman manages to make a clearance.

11:17

Francis Laurent produces a cross, clearance by Simon Clist.

11:05

The ball is sent over by Andrew Holt.

10:31

James Constable produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

9:19

The ball is sent over by Francis Laurent, clearance made by Anthony Tonkin.

8:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damian Batt on Andrew Holt. Marcus Hall takes the free kick.

6:14

Steven MacLean has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

4:31

Jake Wright fouled by Leon McKenzie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.

4:01

Leon McKenzie is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

1:31

Simon Clist gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francis Laurent. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The match restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Harrad set for Cobblers debut Northampton will hand a debut to new signing Shaun Harrad for the visit of Oxford. Harrad has scored 13 goals already this season and will start after joining from Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee. He could partner former Norwich striker Leon McKenzie, who has returned to full training after his latest thigh problem, while fellow forward Billy McKay could also return from the calf injury which kept him out last week. Midfielder Kevin Thornton remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and left-back Liam Davis has emerged as a doubt with a knee injury picked up at Gillingham. Marcus Hall will deputise if required. Former Southend winger Francis Laurent will be in the squad after signing last week and New Zealand teenager Michael Built could also feature for the first time after signing professional terms. Reserve goalkeeper Paul Walker is out with a hand injury so youth team prospect Mickel Gherasim will again be on the bench. Steve MacLean is poised to continue in attack for Oxford after extending his loan deal. Striker MacLean, who has prolonged his stay at the Kassam Stadium until the end of the season, is set to start alongside Tom Craddock following the pair's goalscoring exploits in last week`s 2-1 win over Bradford. MacLean is on loan from Plymouth but after his initial deal expired last Saturday, the U's moved quickly to wrap up an extension. Recent signing Djoumin Sangare will be hoping for more game time after making his debut as a substitute against the Bantams following his arrival on a free transfer.

Formation:442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

Formation: 433Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

  • Chris Dunn
  • John Johnson
  • Dean Beckwith
  • Ben Tozer
  • Marcus Hall
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Nathaniel Wedderburn
  • Abdul Osman
  • Andrew Holt
  • Francis Laurent
  • Leon McKenzie
  • SUBS
  • Mickel Gherasim
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Craig Hinton
  • Ryan Gilligan
  • Courtney Herbert
  • Billy Mckay
  • Michael Built

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Match Report

Clinical McKenzie seals Cobblers victory Leon McKenzie grabbed the winner as Northampton ended Oxford's impressive run with a 2-1 victory in a pulsating game at Sixfields. The striker maintained his impressive goals-per-game ratio with his seventh strike in just 11 starts for Cobblers, who held on to pick up three vital points against the in-form visitors. Andy Holt had put Northampton in front just before half-time before Tom Craddock levelled early in the second half. Oxford bossed the first half with James Constable twice going close while the impressive Harry Worley volleyed over. Northampton gradually came into the contest and Nathaniel Wedderburn tested Ryan Clarke with a fierce drive which he turned round the post but from the ensuing corner the outstanding Holt headed Cobblers in front. Oxford were level within two minutes of the restart when Asa Hall's shot found Craddock, who turned the ball home from close range with Northampton appealing for offside. Constable missed a great chance to put Oxford in front before McKenzie grabbed what proved to be the winner in the 67th minute. The inspirational Holt produced a perfect cross for McKenzie to head home from close range.

Form Guide

    WWLWDL
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Oxford Utd
  • WWLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Oxford Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 23/10/2010
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Northampton
  • 22/04/2006
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 14/10/2005
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 12/02/2005
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 19/10/2004
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 03/04/2004

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • L McKenzie 5
  • B Mckay 4
  • K Thornton 3
  • A Holt 2
  • A Osman 2
  • D Beckwith 2
  • J Johnson 2
  • R Gilligan 1
  • B Tozer 1
  • M Jacobs 1

Oxford Utd

  • T Craddock 8
  • J Constable 8
  • J Midson 5
  • S MacLean 2
  • S Heslop 2
  • S Clist 1
  • A Potter 1
  • J Payne 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 26
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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