Morecambe   1 - 2   Northampton

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Morecambe 1-2 Northampton

Northampton won their first game in Aidy Boothroyd's six matches in charge after holding on to beat Morecambe.

The Cobblers led when John Johnson headed home Michael Jacobs's corner from close range.

Akwasi Asante doubled the lead with a long-range strike.

Kevin Ellison pulled one back when he converted Laurence Wilson's cross but Morecambe could not find a leveller despite Danny Carlton, Gary McDonald and Lewis Alessandra all going close.

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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I'm more delighted for the players than anything else and the fans.

"I thought we deserved the win. We stood up to what we had and we dealt with the conditions better.

"We have got to look to build on it. We have got a draw and a win in 2012 and we need to make sure 2012 is a better year than 2011 was."

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Morecambe 1-2 Northampton FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Ellison 81
  • Johnson 21
  • Asante 52

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 Wilson
  • 22 Parrish
  • 11 Ellison
  • 18 McDonald
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 10 Jevons (Price 83)
  • 30 Carlton

Substitutes

  • 12 Routledge,
  • 06 Haining,
  • 16 Drummond,
  • 17 Fleming,
  • 29 Price

Northampton

  • 26 Hall
  • 04 Crowe
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 28 Langmead
  • 29 Adams
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 27 Harding
  • 02 Young
  • 09 Berahino (Robinson 84)
  • 25 Asante (Holt 88)

Substitutes

  • 13 Walker,
  • 11 Holt,
  • 20 Gilligan,
  • 08 Robinson,
  • 10 Akinfenwa
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 1,879
MORECAMBE
NORTHAMPTON

Possession

  • Morecambe 53%
  • Northampton 47%

Attempts on target

  • Morecambe 4
  • Northampton 3

Attempts off target

  • Morecambe 10
  • Northampton 8

Corners

  • Morecambe 8
  • Northampton 5

Fouls

  • Morecambe 8
  • Northampton 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:26 The ball is delivered by Laurence Wilson, Effort on goal by Lewis Alessandra from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 90:00+1:44 Shot from deep inside the area by Gary McDonald clears the crossbar.
  • 90:00+1:28 Laurence Wilson produces a cross, save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 90:00+1:07 Garry Hunter crosses the ball.
  • 89:10 The ball is delivered by Laurence Wilson, clearance made by Andy Holt.
  • 87:56 Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Andy Holt coming on for Akwasi Asante.
  • 87:37 Laurence Wilson sends in a cross, Danny Carlton produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 86:00 Unfair challenge on Chris McCready by Akwasi Asante results in a free kick. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
  • 85:12 Michael Jacobs takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Chris McCready manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:20 Lewis Young fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Ben Tozer from the free kick, save by Freddy Hall.
  • 83:26 Freddy Hall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:26 Substitution Saido Berahino goes off and Jake Robinson comes on.
  • 83:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris McCready on Kelvin Langmead.
  • 82:37 Free kick taken by Laurence Wilson.
  • 82:37 Substitution Jason Price on for Phil Jevons.
  • 82:37 The referee blows for offside against Lewis Young.
  • 80:57 Assist on the goal came from Laurence Wilson.
  • 80:57 GOAL - Kevin EllisonMorecambe 1 - 2 Northampton Kevin Ellison scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-2 Northampton.
  • 80:57 Centre by Laurence Wilson,
  • 80:00 Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, Freddy Hall makes a save.
  • 79:34 Garry Hunter delivers the ball, Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 79:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line, clearance made by Akwasi Asante.
  • 79:02 Laurence Wilson sends in a cross, Lewis Young gets a block in.
  • 78:03 Andy Parrish takes a shot. Save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 77:03 Gary McDonald produces a cross, Jason Crowe makes a clearance.
  • 75:36 The ball is swung over by Garry Hunter.
  • 72:52 Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, Freddy Hall makes a save.
  • 72:41 The ball is swung over by Andy Parrish.
  • 71:21 Michael Jacobs takes a corner.
  • 71:03 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCready.
  • 70:50 Ben Harding takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.
  • 70:15 Andy Parrish produces a cross, save by Freddy Hall.
  • 69:14 Lewis Alessandra takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Harding.
  • 69:07 The ball is crossed by Laurence Wilson, Lewis Young gets a block in.
  • 67:28 Effort from outside the penalty box by Lewis Alessandra goes wide left of the goal.
  • 64:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Laurence Wilson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ben Harding from right wing, clearance made by Garry Hunter.
  • 64:11 Saido Berahino takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.
  • 61:57 Corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding, save by Barry Roche.
  • 61:34 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.
  • 60:30 The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, Danny Carlton has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 59:58 Blair Adams produces a cross, blocked by Gary McDonald.
  • 58:13 Phil Jevons takes a shot. The ball is crossed by Garry Hunter. Blocked by Ben Tozer.
  • 57:26 Corner from left by-line taken by Michael Jacobs.
  • 57:09 Ben Harding takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.
  • 55:10 Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Jacobs.
  • 55:01 A cross is delivered by Danny Carlton, Blair Adams gets a block in.
  • 54:01 The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald, Headed effort on goal by Danny Carlton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 53:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by Akwasi Asante. Chris McCready takes the free kick.
  • 52:56 Ben Harding takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.
  • 51:04 Assist on the goal came from Saido Berahino.
  • 51:04 GOAL - Akwasi AsanteMorecambe 0 - 2 Northampton Akwasi Asante finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 0-2 Northampton.
  • 49:17 Centre by Kevin Ellison, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:58 Centre by Laurence Wilson, Ben Tozer makes a clearance.
  • 46:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Alessandra on Akwasi Asante. Michael Jacobs produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Garry Hunter gets a block in.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:53 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:19 The ball is crossed by Lewis Young, Nick Fenton manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:28 Garry Hunter crosses the ball.
  • 42:54 Jason Crowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Ellison. Free kick crossed left-footed by Laurence Wilson, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:04 Centre by Lewis Alessandra, Phil Jevons takes a shot. Save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 38:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Blair Adams on Danny Carlton. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Laurence Wilson.
  • 37:07 The ball is delivered by Gary McDonald, save by Freddy Hall.
  • 35:01 Michael Jacobs challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Ellison produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 34:35 The referee blows for offside against Saido Berahino. Free kick taken by Chris McCready.
  • 33:55 The assistant referee signals for offside against Phil Jevons. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
  • 33:12 Andy Parrish concedes a free kick for a foul on Akwasi Asante. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:47 Centre by Kevin Ellison, clearance made by Ben Tozer.
  • 32:05 Jason Crowe crosses the ball.
  • 31:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Parrish on Akwasi Asante. Blair Adams takes the free kick.
  • 30:07 Gary McDonald sends in a cross, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:41 Inswinging corner taken by Laurence Wilson.
  • 28:01 Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 26:57 Michael Jacobs produces a cross, Chris McCready makes a clearance.
  • 25:43 Laurence Wilson crosses the ball. The referee blows for offside against Gary McDonald. Freddy Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Blair Adams. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lewis Alessandra, clearance made by Ben Tozer.
  • 20:44 Assist on the goal came from Michael Jacobs.
  • 20:44 GOAL - John JohnsonMorecambe 0 - 1 Northampton John Johnson finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Morecambe 0-1 Northampton.
  • 19:47 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs to the near post,
  • 19:15 Ben Harding fouled by Danny Carlton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
  • 16:58 Centre by Lewis Alessandra, Effort on goal by Phil Jevons from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 15:51 John Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 13:59 Saido Berahino is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:11 Phil Jevons is caught offside. Freddy Hall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:54 The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs.
  • 6:45 Long range effort by Danny Carlton goes wide right of the net.
  • 4:36 Lewis Alessandra has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Freddy Hall.
  • 1:02 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Laurence Wilson.
  • 0:15 Foul by Phil Jevons on Freddy Hall, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Freddy Hall.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Crawley Town 24 18 50
2 Southend 24 21 49
3 Cheltenham 24 16 49
4 Swindon 24 19 43
5 Shrewsbury 24 11 42
6 Gillingham 24 12 41
7 Oxford Utd 25 12 41
8 Burton Albion 25 0 40
9 Accrington 25 8 39
10 Torquay 24 6 38
11 Rotherham 24 5 37
12 Morecambe 25 10 35
13 Port Vale 25 5 35
14 Crewe 25 -5 33
15 Macclesfield 24 -3 30
16 Aldershot 24 -8 27
17 AFC Wimbledon 24 -16 26
18 Bradford 24 -5 25
19 Bristol Rovers 24 -17 23
20 Barnet 24 -17 23
21 Hereford 24 -16 22
22 Dag & Red 24 -16 21
23 Northampton 25 -19 21
24 Plymouth 25 -21 18

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