Northampton 0-0 Accrington

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Highlights - Northampton 0-0 Accrington

Highlights - Northampton 0-0 Accrington

Northampton and Accrington produced a goalless draw on the opening day of the season at Sixfields.

The visitors thought they had taken an early lead when Kurtis Guthrie headed in but he had been flagged offside.

Adebayo Akinfenwa had a chance to score but headed Ben Tozer's long throw wide before he too had a goal dissallowed when he fouled Sean Murdoch.

Craig Lindfield nearly won it for Stanley at the death but Sam Walker made a smart save from close range.

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Northampton manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I don't really want to start talking about tactics because people always use that if you lose or draw.

"Tactics and shapes and philosophies are not just for Christmas - they're for the whole season.

"I thought we had enough of the ball. Things didn't fall for us."

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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 0-0 Accrington St FT
(HT 0-0)

      Northampton

      • 01 Walker
      • 03 Corker (Savage 85)
      • 05 Tozer
      • 06 Webster
      • 14 Johnson (Westwood 83)
      • 16 Ofori-Twumasi
      • 07 Davies
      • 15 Turnbull (Young 70)
      • 17 Jacobs
      • 08 Robinson
      • 10 Akinfenwa yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 26 Hall,
      • 25 Westwood,
      • 22 McKoy,
      • 02 Young,
      • 27 Savage

      Accrington Stanley

      • 01 Murdoch
      • 03 Winnard yellow card
      • 05 Miller
      • 17 Long
      • 06 Procter
      • 08 Barnett
      • 10 Craney
      • 11 Joyce
      • 14 McIntyre
      • 07 Lindfield
      • 09 Guthrie

      Substitutes

      • 25 Dunbavin,
      • 04 Hessey,
      • 12 Murphy,
      • 16 Richardson,
      • 18 Taylor
      Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 4,621
      NORTHAMPTON
      ACCRINGTON ST

      Possession

      • Northampton 52%
      • Accrington St 48%

      Attempts on target

      • Northampton 7
      • Accrington St 2

      Attempts off target

      • Northampton 5
      • Accrington St 5

      Corners

      • Northampton 7
      • Accrington St 3

      Fouls

      • Northampton 17
      • Accrington St 11
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:20 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
      • 90:00+3:09 The ball is sent over by Craig Lindfield, clearance by Ashley Westwood.
      • 90:00+2:25 The ball is sent over by Ben Tozer, Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kern Miller. Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 90:00+1:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.
      • 89:47 Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre. Kevin McIntyre takes the direct free kick.
      • 87:35 Effort on goal by Kurtis Guthrie from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 87:06 Shot from just outside the box by Ashley Westwood goes over the bar.
      • 86:26 Corner taken by Jake Robinson from the right by-line, Kevin Long manages to make a clearance.
      • 85:54 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Dean Winnard gets a block in.
      • 85:25 Lewis Young fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi restarts play with the free kick.
      • 85:00 Substitution Bas Savage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Corker.
      • 84:25 The ball is swung over by Charlie Barnett.
      • 82:21 Substitution John Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Ashley Westwood.
      • 81:18 Byron Webster takes a shot. Save by Sean Murdoch.
      • 79:26 Shot from just outside the area by Arron Davies goes over the bar.
      • 78:47 Ashley Corker restarts play with the free kick.
      • 78:47 Booking Dean Winnard booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 78:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Dean Winnard.
      • 78:15 Kurtis Guthrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 77:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Craney by Lewis Young. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.
      • 76:17 Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.
      • 76:17 Booking Adebayo Akinfenwa receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
      • 75:33 Corner from left by-line crossed in by Michael Jacobs, Kern Miller fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 74:44 Shot from 20 yards by Lewis Young. Blocked by Kern Miller.
      • 74:22 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 73:44 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.
      • 73:25 Kurtis Guthrie is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 72:23 Ben Tozer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Barnett.
      • 71:40 Headed effort from inside the box by John Johnson misses to the right of the target.
      • 70:27 Michael Jacobs crosses the ball, clearance made by Kevin McIntyre.
      • 69:23 Substitution Lewis Young on for Paul Turnbull.
      • 68:50 Kevin Long fouled by Jake Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Long.
      • 67:53 Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Barnett from the left by-line, Foul by Craig Lindfield on Ashley Corker, free kick awarded. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
      • 67:23 Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Walker.
      • 65:07 Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Dean Winnard restarts play with the free kick, The ball is swung over by Ashley Corker.
      • 64:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arron Davies by Kurtis Guthrie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ashley Corker, save by Sean Murdoch.
      • 63:17 Shot by Craig Lindfield from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
      • 61:36 Effort on goal by Arron Davies from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 60:16 A cross is delivered by Byron Webster, clearance by Kern Miller.
      • 59:43 The official flags Ian Craney offside. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 57:04 Andrew Procter is penalised for a handball. Michael Jacobs delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Sean Murdoch.
      • 55:28 Ian Craney produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 54:13 Paul Turnbull concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Craney. Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball in from the free kick.
      • 52:42 The offside flag is raised against Jake Robinson. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 50:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Sean Murdoch. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 49:54 Andrew Procter challenges Paul Turnbull unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Jacobs restarts play with the free kick.
      • 49:02 The ball is sent over by Arron Davies, save by Sean Murdoch.
      • 48:15 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 47:51 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi sends in a cross, Kern Miller makes a clearance.
      • 45:37 The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:33 The match has reached half-time.
      • 45:00+2:14 The referee blows for offside against Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 45:00+1:31 Shot from just outside the box by Ian Craney misses to the left of the target.
      • Correction - 45:00+1:13 The ball is crossed by Craig Lindfield.
      • 45:00+1:13 The ball is crossed by Arron Davies.
      • 44:54 Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Charlie Barnett.
      • 44:32 John Johnson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kevin Long.
      • 44:01 Craig Lindfield challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Corker takes the free kick.
      • 43:27 Foul by Arron Davies on Andrew Procter, free kick awarded. Sean Murdoch restarts play with the free kick.
      • 42:37 Jake Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Murdoch.
      • 41:33 Kevin McIntyre sends in a cross.
      • 40:39 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi produces a cross, save made by Sean Murdoch.
      • 39:45 The ball is swung over by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Byron Webster.
      • 37:50 Ian Craney challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Jacobs takes the direct free kick.
      • Correction - 36:46 Header by Adebayo Akinfenwa from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
      • 36:46 Headed effort from inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the goal.
      • 35:54 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the right by-line, Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.
      • 35:21 Jake Robinson produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Clearance made by Kern Miller.
      • 34:33 Adebayo Akinfenwa fouled by Kevin Long, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Corker crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kern Miller makes a clearance.
      • Correction - 33:06 Shot from 20 yards from Jake Robinson. Kern Miller gets a block in.
      • 33:06 Jake Robinson takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Ben Tozer.
      • 31:54 Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Barnett to the near post, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
      • 31:09 Short corner taken by Charlie Barnett from the left by-line, Centre by Ian Craney.
      • 31:03 A cross is delivered by Craig Lindfield, clearance by Byron Webster.
      • 28:24 Ashley Corker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Procter. Kern Miller takes the free kick.
      • 27:22 The referee blows for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
      • 25:59 Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Kevin McIntyre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 24:40 Charlie Barnett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Byron Webster gets a block in.
      • 23:17 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi fouled by Ian Craney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
      • 22:56 Unfair challenge on Kevin Long by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 21:34 Arron Davies takes the outswinging corner, Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.
      • 20:41 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
      • 19:31 Corner taken by Michael Jacobs, Andrew Procter makes a clearance.
      • 19:17 Arron Davies delivers the ball, Dean Winnard makes a clearance.
      • 17:13 Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie. Charlie Barnett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
      • 16:21 The official flags Jake Robinson offside. Dean Winnard takes the direct free kick.
      • 12:53 John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Craney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Charlie Barnett, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.
      • 11:58 The ball is delivered by Dean Winnard, Craig Lindfield produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
      • 11:44 Luke Joyce crosses the ball, clearance made by Ben Tozer.
      • 5:01 Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Long. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.
      • 3:45 The ball is crossed by Craig Lindfield.
      • 2:25 Ian Craney delivers the ball, clearance made by Ashley Corker.
      • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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      Npower League Two table snapshot

      As it stood on 6 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Swindon 1 3 3
      2 Bristol R 1 1 3
      3 Aldershot 1 1 3
      4 Barnet 1 1 3
      5 Dag & Red 1 1 3
      6 Gillingham 1 1 3
      7 Rotherham 1 1 3
      8 Southend 1 1 3
      9 Burton Albion 1 0 1
      10 Crawley Town 1 0 1
      11 Port Vale 1 0 1
      12 Torquay 1 0 1
      13 Plymouth 1 0 1
      14 Shrewsbury 1 0 1
      15 Accrington St 1 0 1
      16 Northampton 1 0 1
      17 AFC Wimbledon 1 -1 0
      18 Bradford 1 -1 0
      19 Cheltenham 1 -1 0
      20 Hereford 1 -1 0
      21 Macclesfield 1 -1 0
      22 Morecambe 1 -1 0
      23 Oxford Utd 1 -1 0
      24 Crewe 1 -3 0

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