Shrewsbury 3-1 Northampton

18 September 2010 05:31
Jake Robinson scored twice as Shrewsbury beat Northampton to return to the top of the League Two table.The home side took the lead when Matt Harrold initially had a shot blocked by Seb Harris but slotted in the rebound. [LNB]The visitors then equalised when Kevin Thornton fired in a brilliant free-kick from 20 yards out. [LNB]But Shrewsbury restored their lead when Robinson raced clear to slot in before he grabbed his second when he struck from just outside the area. [LNB]That takes Town top scorer Robinson's tally for the season to six. He could have completed a six-minute hat-trick, but dragged a golden chance wide. [LNB]The home side dominated the match and were only level at half-time due to Thornton's superb set piece. [LNB]Northampton failed to trouble Chris Neale in the home goal and their best chance came five minutes from the end when substitute Michael Jacobs sent a shot skimming off the crossbar. [LNB]A goal then could have made for a nervy finish, but Graham Turner's men deserved to maintain their unbeaten home record and return to the top of the table. [LNB][LNB]Northampton manager Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton: "We gave him (Seb Harris) his opportunity but without being disrespectful to Seb he's our fourth choice centre-half. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We decided to go with Seb but it didn't work and we just needed to change it and shore it up in the first half. He deserved his chance but he didn't take it. [LNB]"We didn't defend how we should do." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 18 September 2010[LNB] Npower League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Shrewsbury 3-1 Northampton FT (HT 1-1) Harrold 12 Robinson 49 Robinson 53 Thornton 44 Shrewsbury 01 Neal 02 Raven 03 Sadler 05 Sharps 06 Cansdell-Sherriff 04 McAllister 07 Wright 11 Leslie 20 Disley 09 Harrold (Bright 87) 10 Robinson (Bradshaw 79) Substitutes 25 Smith, 19 Goldson, 22 Hooman, 08 McIntyre, 12 Neal, 14 Bright, 34 Bradshaw Northampton 01 Dunn 14 Johnson 20 Harris (Rodgers 35) 04 Thornton 07 Gilligan 08 Osman (Herbert 67) 11 Holt 12 Wedderburn (Jacobs 55) 23 Davis 16 McKay 18 McKenzie Substitutes 13 Walker, 02 Rodgers, 24 Islam, 17 Jacobs, 21 Slowe, 09 Guinan, 15 Herbert Ref: NaylorAtt: 5,527 SHREWSBURY NORTHAMPTON Possession Shrewsbury 56% Northampton 44% Attempts on target Shrewsbury 11 Northampton 7 Attempts off target Shrewsbury 3 Northampton 1 Corners Shrewsbury 3 Northampton 4 Fouls Shrewsbury 6 Northampton 11 Final Result 90:00+2:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Sean McAllister. David Raven restarts play with the free kick. Full Time 90:00+2:40 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+0:14 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Jacobs. 89:41 Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line. 89:24 Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Blocked by Sean McAllister. 88:22 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. 86:35 Substitution Kris Bright on for Matt Harrold. 85:49 Tom Bradshaw takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. 82:02 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright. 81:41 Steven Leslie takes a shot. Chris Dunn gets a block in. 78:56 Substitution Jake Robinson leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Bradshaw. 76:37 The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff makes a clearance. 74:08 Sean McAllister fouled by Andrew Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick. 73:23 Matt Harrold concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Gilligan. Free kick taken by Liam Davis. 72:14 Mark Wright fouled by Courtney Herbert, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. 70:25 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save. 69:32 Centre by Liam Davis, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance. 68:13 Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. 66:58 Substitution Courtney Herbert comes on in place of Abdul Osman. 66:32 Leon McKenzie takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Sharps. 62:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Raven by Andrew Holt. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal. 61:13 Foul by Sean McAllister on Kevin Thornton, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kevin Thornton, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gets a block in. Correction - 58:50 The referee blows for offside against Leon McKenzie. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 58:50 Leon McKenzie is ruled offside. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick. 58:30 Mat Sadler produces a cross, Ryan Gilligan makes a clearance. 57:56 Steven Leslie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the free kick. 56:50 Matt Harrold challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thornton takes the free kick. 55:56 Effort from inside the area by Jake Robinson misses to the left of the target. 54:51 Substitution Michael Jacobs comes on in place of Nathaniel Wedderburn. 52:52 Assist by Mark Wright. 52:52 GOAL - Jake Robinson:Shrewsbury 3 - 1 Northampton Goal scored by Jake Robinson from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 3-1 Northampton. 48:57 Chris Neal provided the assist for the goal. 48:57 GOAL - Jake Robinson:Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Northampton Jake Robinson scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-1 Northampton. 47:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Leon McKenzie. Steven Leslie takes the free kick. 46:16 Foul by Andrew Holt on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Mark Wright restarts play with the free kick. 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:23 The whistle is blown to end the first half. 45:00+0:51 The offside flag is raised against Leon McKenzie. Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. 43:57 GOAL - Kevin Thornton:Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Northampton Kevin Thornton grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-1 Northampton. 43:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie by Ian Sharps. 42:06 Centre by Craig Disley, save by Chris Dunn. 41:53 The ball is crossed by David Raven, clearance by John Johnson. 39:26 The ball is crossed by Steven Leslie, clearance by John Johnson. 39:04 David Raven sends in a cross, clearance by John Johnson. 37:56 Corner taken by Mark Wright, brilliant save by Chris Dunn. 36:15 Abdul Osman challenges Craig Disley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Raven. 34:28 Substitution Paul Rodgers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Seb Harris. 34:12 The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, clearance by John Johnson. 32:12 Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. 31:33 John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright. Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. 30:40 The ball is sent over by Steven Leslie, clearance by John Johnson. 26:43 The ball is swung over by John Johnson, Andrew Holt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Neal. 26:13 Nathaniel Wedderburn fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis. 25:25 Mark Wright takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn. 24:31 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, save by Chris Dunn. 24:16 Mark Wright takes a shot. Ryan Gilligan gets a block in. 21:44 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton from the left by-line, save by Chris Neal. 21:36 The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, clearance made by David Raven. 19:52 Mark Wright sends in a cross, save made by Chris Dunn. 18:54 Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn on Craig Disley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sean McAllister. 18:24 Mark Wright delivers the ball, Ryan Gilligan manages to make a clearance. 16:00 The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, Headed effort on goal by Kevin Thornton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target. 15:36 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan. 15:16 Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. 11:55 Steven Leslie provided the assist for the goal. 11:55 GOAL - Matt Harrold:Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Northampton Matt Harrold finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Northampton. 10:19 Mark Wright has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 8:56 The ball is swung over by Steven Leslie, save by Chris Dunn. 7:54 Effort from the edge of the area by Steven Leslie goes wide of the right-hand post. 6:56 Kevin Thornton crosses the ball, Craig Disley makes a clearance. 3:37 The ball is sent over by Jake Robinson. 2:58 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Thornton. 2:46 Liam Davis delivers the ball, blocked by Sean McAllister. 1:52 Abdul Osman challenges Sean McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick. 1:36 Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Harris. 0:26 Leon McKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick. 0:00 The referee gets the game underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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