Northampton Town picked up their second penalty shoot-out victory in two after winning on penalties at Peterborough in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The Cobblers were 4-2 winners in the shoot-out at London Road, with David Cornell saving spot-kicks from Jack Marriott and Andrew Hughes as they scored all their kicks. The result adds to Northampton’s win on penalties over Cambridge in the first group stage game.

In normal time, a Cobblers side featuring Lewis McGugan, who joined the club on a free transfer the day before, fell behind just before half-time when Danny Lloyd tucked in a rebound after David Cornell had denied an initial shot.

Northampton equalised inside the final quarter of an hour. After Marc Richards had been denied, the visitors had a corner that defender Jack Baldwin turned into his own net.

While both sides had chances to make a decisive strike, the game would ultimately be decided by spot-kicks, with the Cobblers taking the bonus point.

The result puts Northampton level with Peterborough at the top of the group after 2 matches, and qualification to the knockout stages can be secured with a win over the Southampton U21s on November 7th.

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