Luke Guttridge (1 mins)
Brett Williams ((90 + 1 mins) mins)
Cristian Montano (50 mins)
npower League 2
, Apr 6, 2012
Ground: Sixfields Stadium , Kickoff: 19:45 , Att 6,860
Cobblers at full strength Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd has a fully fit squad at his disposal for the visit of Oxford.
Boothroyd could opt to make some changes with two matches in four days over the Easter period.
Defenders Anthony Charles and Byron Webster, midfielder Ben Harding and forwards Lewis Young, Jake Robinson and Brett Williams are among his options.
Ahead of the game Boothroyd said: "Everybody is fit, we've got the normal bumps and bruises but nothing too serious.
"We've got a good nucleus of players on which to build but we've still got seven games left this season and everybody has still got an opportunity to impress.
"We know we need to get a lot better but I think we are on the right track." Oxford will welcome back four first-team players from injury.
Oli Johnson (hamstring), Michael Duberry (groin), Simon Heslop (foot) and Jon-Paul Pittman (hamstring) have all been out of action of late but return to contention for the visit to Sixfields.
Defender Harry Worley picked up an ankle injury in the 2-0 win at Accrington last week and remains a doubt, while Tony Capaldi is close to making his debut after sitting on the substitutes' bench for the 2-1 home defeat to Morecambe having shrugged off a knee complaint.
Tom Craddock (knee) is also on the mend, but will not be available to face the Cobblers and Alfie Potter is out for the season with a broken ankle.
Northampton vs Oxford Utd
Last modified 22:12 06/04/12
Cobblers stun U's late on Substitute Brett Williams grabbed a dramatic winner as Northampton beat play-off chasing Oxford 2-1 in a keenly-contested derby.
Luke Guttridge gave Cobblers the lead inside the first minute. Adebayo Akinfenwa's deft pass picked out Guttridge after he ghosted into the box and he beat Ryan Clarke with a superb chip from 15 yards.
Boosted by the goal, Northampton dominated the opening exchanges with a Michael Jacobs volley being turned away by Clarke before the Oxford goalkeeper twice denied Akinfenwa, the second a crucial reflex save to keep his side in it.
But it took just five minutes after the restart for Oxford to get back on level terms. Neal Kitson kept out a point-blank header from Michael Duberry but Cobblers failed to recover and Cristian Montano found the bottom corner with a low drive from the edge of the box.
Adam Chapman had a great opportunity to put Oxford in front in the 59th minute after he was tripped in the box by Blair Adams. But for the second game in succession Kitson pulled off a great save from Chapman's ensuing spot-kick.
Oxford continued to have the better of the second half while Northampton struggled to recapture their first-half form and rarely troubled Clarke.
Duberry missed a good opportunity from close range late on, firing over from Montano's low cross. But Williams popped up in the final minute to win possession and cut inside to beat Clarke with a low drive from the edge of the area.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|22||Luke Guttridge(sub 79)||7/10|
|24||Toni Brito Silva(sub 64)||6/10|
|10||Adebayo Akinfenwa(sub 86)||6/10|
|2||Lewis Young(sub 64)||5/10|
|3||Anthony Charles(sub 86)||5/10|
|9||Brett Williams(sub 79)||6/10|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|20||Peter Leven(sub 19)||5/10|
|23||Scott Rendell(sub 77)||6/10|
|27||Cristian Montano(sub 87)||7/10|
|9||James Constable(sub 77)||5/10|
|11||Jon-Paul Pittman(sub 87)||5/10|
|16||Andrew Whing(sub 19)||7/10|