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Match Preview | Northampton Town vs Port Vale

31 March 2024

On Easter Monday, the Valiants make the trip to Sixfields Stadium to take on Northampton Town.

The Vale come into the game off the back of consecutive wins and clean sheets against Burton Albion and more recently Bristol Rovers.

On Saturday, Darren Moore’s side picked up a 2-0 victory at Vale Park against Bristol Rovers. Ben Garrity gave Vale the lead in the first half when he made the most of a defensive error before calmly slotting through the legs of the onrushing keeper.

In the second half, Baylee Dipepa capped off a whirlwind week for himself when he doubled Vale’s lead with an incredible solo effort in the 52nd minute.

Gaffer's Thoughts

Here’s what the gaffer had to say following his first win at Vale Park: 

“A tremendous day for us all round. Three valuable points, our first win at home. I am just so pleased for everybody connected to the football club that they witnessed a real committed, team performance, in and out of possession. There was hard work and desire to get those three points, today was a continuation from last week at Burton.

“They were two good goals and it is our third clean sheet in four games. All those stats bode well for us and it gives us momentum going into Monday’s game.”

The Opposition

The Cobblers sit in 11th spot in League One. They come into the game with just one win in their last seven outings, this in was against Derby County where they ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Sam Hoskins first half strike.

In their most recent outing, they lost 1-0 against Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan’s second half curled effort helped the Royals to all three points.

Who’s in Charge? - Jon Brady

The Cobblers are managed by Jon Brady who has been at the club since 2016. The Australian joined Northampton as their under 16s coach after leaving the hot seat at Brackley Town.

One year later, he was promoted to Under 18s manager at the club. After a successful stint in the youth setup, Brady was then placed in temporary charge of the first team in 2021 following the sacking of Keith Curle. Despite his best efforts, Brady was unable to keep The Cobblers in League One as they were relegated on the penultimate day of the season. Despite the club's relegation, Brady was appointed as permanent manager in the summer of 2021.

On the final day of the 2021/22 season, Brady and his side were in pole position to get automatic promotion on the final day of the season. However, Bristol Rovers pulled off a miraculous 7-0 win over Scunthorpe United which saw them leapfrog Northampton and go into third on goal difference, meaning Brady’s side had to settle for the Play Offs.

The Cobblers were then subsequently beaten over two legs by Mansfield Town.

Despite the Cobblers' heartbreak in the 2021/22 season, the club earned automatic promotion in the 2022/23 season when they finished third in League Two after picking up 83 points over the course of the season.

Player to Watch – Sam Hoskins

Hoskins is the Cobblers' leading scorer this season with 15 goals in all competitions. The 31-year-old has made just under 400 appearances for Northampton Town, scoring 90 goals.

Another player to keep an eye out for is Mitch Pinnock, He has 13 goal involvements this season which comes in the form of seven goals and six assists.

Fixture Throwback

Northampton Town 0-1 Port Vale, Saturday 8th February 2020.

The Vale have won two of our last three visits to the Sixfields Stadium. Our most recent win came back in the 2019/20 season when David Worrall’s goal earned Vale all three points.

Former Valiant Mark Marshall had the first opportunity of the game when he rose highest to meet a cross with a header that was comfortable for Scott Brown in the Vale goal.

Following this chance, Vale couldn’t clear and Sam Hoskins forced a good save down low from Brown who gathered the ball at the second attempt.

In the second half, The Cobblers continued to push for the opening goal. Charlie Goode’s cross was cleared as far as Hoskins who saw his half volley tipped over the bar by Scott Brown who was at full stretch.

Despite the home side's dominance, it was The Vale who came away with the points thanks to a 72nd minute winner. Tom Conlon’s right footed cross from the left side was met by David Worrall at the back post who headed into the back of the net from close range.

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Match Reports

Match Report | Northampton Town 2-0 Port Vale

1 April 2024

Mitch Pinnock and Shaun McWilliams score as Vale succumb to defeat on the road at Northampton Town.

The hosts had the first opportunity of the game after just two minutes when Sam Hoskins met a deep cross with a powerful volley, but it was well over the crossbar.

A minute later, Vale had their first effort of the game. Ryan Loft received the ball in the box before setting up Ethan Chislett who forced a good save from Lee Burge in the Cobblers' goal.

In the 19th minute, Chislett had another effort saved by Burge. The Vale midfielder took advantage of a defensive error before cutting inside and shooting towards the bottom corner, forcing Burge to palm away. From the following throw-in, Alex Iacovitti thundered a loose ball over.

After a fairly even first half an hour, it was the hosts who took the lead in the 34th minute when Mitch Pinnock latched onto a through ball before driving into the box and slotting home past Connor Ripley.

Five minutes from the break, Vale had another good opportunity when Iacovitti flicked Jesse Debrah’s long throw into the path of Ben Garrity but he could only head over the bar from 10 yards out.

The Valiants had the first opportunity of the second half when Debrah’s long throw was flicked on by Garrity, who did well to win the header, which fell nicely for Nathan Smith who could only fire wide on the turn.

Fifteen minutes from time, Vale had their best opportunity of the game as Uche Ikpeazu got on the end of a loose ball. He shrugged off the defender before racing towards goal. However, he was thwarted by the on-rushing Lee Burge who saved well with his legs.

Darren Moore made five subs to try and salvage something from the game as Vale launched balls into the box, but it just wasn’t falling to a sky-blue shirt.

As we entered five minutes of added time, Vale threw everything at the Cobblers' backline but were ultimately caught on the break in the 94th minute. Tyreece Simpson raced onto a ball over the top and as he bared down on goal, he squared it to Shaun McWilliams who slotted home into the back of the net to seal the points for his side. 


Northampton Town | Lee Burge, Aaron McGowan (Akin Odimayo 79’), Jon Guthrie ©, Sam Sherring, Sam Hoksins (Jack Sowerby 67’), Ben Fox (Shaun McWilliams 67’), Louis Appere (Tyreece Simpson 67’), Mitch Pinnock, Kieron Bowie, Marc Leonard, Liam Moore (Manny Monthe 45’)

Subs not used: Tony Springett, Louie Moulden

Port Vale | Connor Ripley, Tom Sang, Nathan Smith ©, Ben Garrity, Ryan Loft (Uche Ikpeazu  57’), Ethan Chislett (Jensen Weir 45’), Funso Ojo, Alex Iacovitti, James Plant (Conor Grant 45’), Baylee Dipepa (Rhys Walters 73’), Jesse Debrah (Gavin Massey 57’)

Subs not used: Jayson Leutwiler, Jason Lowe.

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Ticket News

Ticket and Travel Details | Northampton Town

18 March 2024

Ticket and travel information for the Valiants' Sky Bet League One trip to Northampton Town.

Match Date: Monday 1st April
Kick Off: 3pm
Venue: Sixfields Stadium

Concession Type Price
Adult £24
Senior (65+) £20
Under 21 £20
Under 18 £12
Under 14 £8
Under 7 FREE
Carer FREE

Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from Sixfields Stadium on the day of the fixture, but will incur a £1 matchday price increase.

Ticket Allocation

We have received an allocation of 836 tickets from Northampton Town.

Official Coach Travel

Price: £19 per person
Departure: 10:45am from Car Park C

Release Schedule

Tickets will be available to purchase online and from the Ticket Office in line with the below release schedule.

Please Note: Physical ticket purchases will be available from the Ticket Office from 9am the following day.

Monday 18th March, 6pm Supporters with 235+ Loyalty Points
Tuesday 19th March, 6pm 2023/24 Season Ticket Holders
Wednesday 20th March, 6pm 1876 Members
Thursday 21st March, 6pm General Sale
Friday 29th March, 12pm Tickets taken off sale at PVFC

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