City ending the half strongly and not letting Northampton out their final third
Half-time: Exeter City 0 Northampton Town 2. The Cobblers have the advantage at the break.
City are out the tunnel and will shoot towards the Big Bank in the second half. Just waiting for Northampton to reappear
City kicking off. No changes for either side at half-time.
Nice trap, turn and cross from Morrison on the left - headed clear by the Cobblers though. City the livelier at the start of the half
Good run down the right by Ricky Holmes for the visitors. Hurdles Butterfield's challenge but Hamon gets to the low delivery
Nichols receives from Noble on the left and wins a corner in front of the Bank
Good delivery from Harley towards Ribeiro but it's headed clear by the Cobblers
D'Ath hangs up a good ball for O'Toole, who heads just past the near post
Alex Nicholls is being readied now for an appearance against his old club
Butterfield coming off, Nicholls coming on. Applause from all sides of the ground - Cobblers fans show their appreciation.
Half an hour left to play and City still trailing 2-0 to Northampton
Not a lot of flow to this second period and we're almost three-quarters of the way through the game now
Great chance for Nicholls against his old club. Nichols hangs up a cross for his near-namesake but it's headed into Duke's hands
Cummins and Wheeler come on for Morrison and Nichols. 66 minutes played.
- Yellow card: Northampton Town
Ribeiro takes a boot in the face from O'Toole. The Northampton man gets a yellow card - the City man looking a bit groggy
Ribeiro has had his head bandaged up and will continue
Holmes and Wheeler collide and the Cobblers man hits the deck. Receives no sympathy from the home crowd.
Time is being eaten up quickly. Around 20 minutes remain, counting for stoppage-time.
Davies covers really well as Richards tries to lay off after receiving from O'Toole. Hamon gathers
Cummins gets in down the left but gets a bit too much on his cross for Nicholls. Into the final ten minutes.
Big cries for a penalty - Alex Nicholls in particular is incensed, as are the fans in the Big Bank. Nothing given.
Holmes is released by Cobblers sub Sinclair but hits over the bar with the outside of his right boot, from the left
Wheeler charges through a crowd, gets into the box and clips a cross - cries for hand-ball but no pen
Full-time: Exeter City 0 Northampton Town 2. The Cobblers take all three points from St James Park.