Kieron Bowie was delighted to make his first senior appearance in English football for Northampton Town at Grimsby Town – and the Scottish forward hopes his beautifully scooped assist for Sam Hoskins’ equaliser could help start this evening’s League Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers tonight.

The teenager had a frustrating wait for his first taste of action after joining the Cobblers on a season-long loan from Fulham when an ankle problem flared up towards the end of pre-season training. He was determined to make the most of his chance when manager Jon Brady sent him on half-time, telling the Northampton Chronicle:

“At half-time, the gaffer just told me to be positive, bring energy to the team and go and make an impact and that’s what I like to do and I thought I did that in the second-half.”

You watch Bowie’s brilliant chip over the Mariners’ defence below.

Northampton couldn’t hang on for all three points with Jordan Maguire-Drew equalising with two minutes left.

“Sam loves to score a goal and he’s shown that in the first two games. He is someone you look out for when he makes those runs in behind. If he didn’t make the run, I wouldn’t have had anyone to pass the ball to! I could have grabbed a winner at the end so it is a bit bittersweet I think the goalkeeper kept it out with his big toe. It was a bit unlucky but I did scuff the shot a little – at least it was on target!”