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Match Report | Penrith (A)

Updated: Oct 19

Town made it back-to-back away league wins with a 2-0 scoreline on one of the longest away days of the season.

Kicking off at an usual time of 3.25pm due to coach issues on the arrival to the ground, it was another '6 pointer' on the cards between two sides wanting to climb away from the bottom end of the table.

First Half

Town started brightly look to keep the ball and probe at the Penrith defence, the new surface at the Leo Group Stadium was a little disruptive at first for both sides - especially with the downpour just before kickoff.

However, Town did make some inroads and grabbed the lead on the 11 minute mark. Ben Fairless released Max McGuckin down the right hand side and a good run saw him with time to pick out Alfie Conway to tap home for his second goal in 3 games.

Buoyed by the goal, Town would dominate possession and go looking for further opportunities to take the lead.

Again the slick surface causing a few good moves to break down as both sets of players tried to acclimatise to the conditions.

Fairless was on hand to make a good stop on one of the rare occasions he was tested before Town struck what would be the winner with 30 minutes played.

Following a short corner routine, Dale Hopson received the ball back before drilling a low pass into McKenzie Dicicco who then scored arguably Town's goal of the season so far. Taking the ball and then pirouetting one defender before cutting inside another and firing past the 'keeper on the angle.

It was a moment of real quality from Dicicco who has registered 3 goals and 5 assists since returning to the club.

Town would also excel defensively in this game with Flounders and young Callum Luck especially impressive and the defence would do well to block a few efforts before Fairless made another save to keep out Penrith just before half-time.

HT - Penrith 0 - 2 Northallerton Town

Second Half

The intensity during the second period died down quite substantially with Town very much in control of proceedings.

Perhaps Dicicco could have killed the game off around the hour mark but he snatched at the shot and was easily gathered by the hosts 'keeper.

There were little chances of note to come, the hosts tried to muster chances on goal but they were limited to efforts from distance which were easy enough for Fairless who would register his first clean sheet for Town.

Returns from injuries for both Charlie Graham and Dan Jones were positive to see from the bench as well as the returning Ben Jackson getting a run out from the bench.

FT - Penrith 0 - 2 Northallerton Town


A Taylor, Peile, Metcalfe, Holden, Murray-Jones, Moynan, Hunter, Hebson, Grandison, Brunskill, DJ Taylor

Subs: Shields, Prokas, Reay, Cullen, Morrison


Fairless, McGuckin (Jones 87'), Cocks, Moan, Luck, Flounders, Chidanyika (Graham 79'), Conway, Dicicco (Thomson 88'), Hopson (Scott 73'), Spenceley (Jackson 57')

Goals: Conway (11'), Dicicco (29')

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