Andy Williams and Daniel Powell on target as Northampton beat Crewe



Posted Sunday, November 04, 2018 by PA

Andy Williams and Daniel Powell on target as Northampton beat Crewe

Northampton Town registered their third-straight league win with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Andy Williams and Daniel Powell scored either side of half-time to take the Cobblers up to 15th in League Two.

Sam Hoskins nodded the ball over in a strong start by the hosts and they were ahead after 18 minutes when Kevin Van Veen pounced on a loose pass, rounded goalkeeper Ben Garratt and laid it on a plate for Williams to just about beat the defender on the line.

Garratt prevented Williams from doubling his tally on the half-hour mark and then Shaun McWilliams hit the crossbar with a fine curling effort as Northampton dominated the opening 45 minutes.

Crewe made a better start to the second half when Oliver Finney shot straight at home goalkeeper David Cornell while John-Joe O’Toole headed against the post for the hosts.

The points were sealed by Powell who – two minutes after coming off the substitutes’ bench – profited from O’Toole’s fine work when smashing into the bottom corner with his first touch late on.

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