Northampton Town 2 Crawley Town 2: James Heneghan's player ratings

An injury-time own goal prevented Cobblers from recording a third win on the spin on Saturday as they drew 2-2 with Crawley Town.

Sunday, 22nd September 2019, 4:37 pm
Egli Kaja looks to get a cross in. Pictures: Pete Norton

Here are our player ratings...

A routine first-half stop from Greco-Cox was followed by one that required sharper reflexes from the same man later in the half. Not really tested until Crawley's late goals, and couldn't be blamed for either... 7
Kept a watchful eye on Lubala in the first-half, bar one moment of alarm, but the fresh legs of Nathaniel-George caught him off guard as the substitute cut in and found the bottom corner. Good work to win the second penalty... 6.5

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Some good passing from left-back and defended solidly until his unfortunate own goal deep into stoppage-time. Poked out a foot and saw the ball agonisingly roll into the net... 6.5
A comfortable afternoon for the centre-back who defended his box diligently, snuffed out Palmer's threat and ensured clear-cut chances were kept to a premium. Not at fault for either goal... 7
In the action at both ends during the first-half, winning the early penalty before clearing off the line from Lubala. Never looked troubled by high balls into his box until Crawley's last-gasp leveller... 7
Fabulous last-ditch challenge on Bloomfield as he burst through on goal was the highlight of another effective and tidy display at the base of Town's midfield... 7
First Cobblers goal came via a coolly taken spot-kick, but his miss from the second penalty owed to a fatal change of mind. Picked out two or three terrific passes and was off the pitch when the visitors snatched a point... 7
Taken off inside an hour after an unusually subdued performance. Couldn't exert the influence he or his team wanted, partly due to the lack of decent passes he received, although linked well with Harriman in the first-half... 6
Almost the complete midfield performance. Crunched into tackles, ran Crawley ragged and scored his first goal in senior football with a well-controlled finish, which should have been enough to win the game... 8.5 CHRON STAR MAN
Although his own finishing was wayward, Town's two goals both stemmed from his excellent wing play as he picked out Goode and then McWilliams with accurate crosses. Now has three assists for the campaign... 7.5
Smart turn and pass to send Hoskins away for the second but by and large he ploughed a lone furrow up top. Requires more support from those around him... 6.5
Looked somewhat out of place on the left-wing but did a decent job of holding the ball up when moved up top in the closing stages... 6
Another bright cameo from the bench... 6
A little too easily spun by Doherty in the lead up to Crawley's equaliser... 5.5