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Northampton 1-2 Swindon

Northampton 1-2 Swindon

Northampton Town ended the year as the Football League's bottom side after Swindon came from behind to beat them.

Michael Jacobs had given the Cobblers the lead from the penalty spot after he was felled by Jonathan Smith.

After a long period of pressure the Robins equalised when Alan Connell turned smartly and fired home.

The visitors had Oliver Risser sent off for a tackle on John Johnson before Alan McCormack bagged an injury-time winner from Raffaele De Vita's cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Everyone's going to point fingers at Paolo and that's fine. He's apologised to me and I accept his apology. I think sometimes the passion in the game gets to all of us.

"I think the goals we conceded were very avoidable.

"It will certainly be a different team that plays against Shrewsbury on Monday."

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"This victory is amazing. I am very happy for the players. I told them during the week you don't have to love me, you have to follow me (and) you will win.

"In the first half I saw a really positive attitude and told them to remain calm as we were the better side.

"Today is a very, very good day but I was at risk for a heart attack."

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 1-2 Swindon FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Jacobs (pen) 22
  • Connell 67
  • McCormack 90+3

Northampton

  • 01 Higgs
  • 03 Corker
  • 04 Crowe (Kaziboni 71)
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson yellow card
  • 28 Langmead yellow card
  • 07 Davies (McKoy 46 yellow card)
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 02 Young
  • 08 Robinson (Akinfenwa 71)
  • 09 Berahino yellow card

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall,
  • 11 Holt,
  • 19 Kaziboni,
  • 22 McKoy,
  • 10 Akinfenwa

Swindon

  • 35 Foderingham yellow card
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Devera (Flint 74)
  • 07 Caddis
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack yellow card
  • 13 Risser red card
  • 24 Smith (Ferry 55)
  • 23 De Vita
  • 29 Magera (Connell 46)
  • 34 Murray

Substitutes

  • 04 Flint,
  • 27 Cibocchi,
  • 08 Ferry,
  • 21 Gabilondo,
  • 17 Connell
Ref: JonesAtt: 5,808
NORTHAMPTON
SWINDON

Possession

  • Northampton 47%
  • Swindon 53%

Attempts on target

  • Northampton 4
  • Swindon 6

Attempts off target

  • Northampton 2
  • Swindon 2

Corners

  • Northampton 4
  • Swindon 6

Fouls

  • Northampton 18
  • Swindon 9
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+5:05 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:20 Attacking throw-in by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).
  • 90:00+2:57 Assist (cross) by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) from left channel.
  • 90:00+2:57 GOAL - Alan McCormackNorthampton 1 - 2 Swindon goal by Alan McCormack (Swindon) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Northampton 1-2 Swindon.
  • 90:00+2:54 Cross by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon),
  • 90:00+1:28 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).
  • 90:00+1:19 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+1:12 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 90:00+1:03 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 90:00+0:33 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 90:00+0:16 Shot by Saido Berahino (Northampton) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 89:30 Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 89:30 Booking Saido Berahino (Northampton) booked for time wasting.
  • 89:12 Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon).
  • 88:58 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 88:27 Foul by Greg Kaziboni (Northampton) on Alan Connell (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, passed.
  • 87:57 Defending throw-in by Lewis Young (Northampton).
  • 87:52 Cross by Ronan Murray (Swindon), resulting in open play.
  • 87:28 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 87:01 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Aden Flint (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 86:41 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 86:04 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 85:39 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 85:31 Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 85:17 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 85:01 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 84:33 Defending throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 84:10 Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 84:06 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 83:24 Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 83:24 Booking John Johnson (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 83:18 Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 82:12 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 81:40 Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Alan McCormack (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 81:18 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 79:44 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Wesley Foderingham (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 79:10 Booking Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:30 Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 77:30 Sent off Oliver Risser (Swindon) dismissed for violent conduct.
  • 77:13 Bad foul by Oliver Risser (Swindon) on John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 77:08 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 75:54 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) to far post, foul by Ronan Murray (Swindon) on Lewis Young (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 75:26 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 74:47 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 74:18 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 73:34 Substitution Swindon substitution: Joe Devera replaced by Aden Flint (tactical).
  • 73:20 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 72:34 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 71:44 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).
  • 71:14 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 70:51 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 70:30 Substitution Northampton substitution: Jake Robinson replaced by Adebayo Akinfenwa (tactical).
  • 70:13 Substitution Northampton substitution: Jason Crowe replaced by Greg Kaziboni (tactical).
  • 70:04 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 69:18 Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Ronan Murray (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 68:56 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) to centre,
  • 68:31 Clearance by Alan Connell (Swindon).
  • 68:31 Booking Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) booked for dissent.
  • 67:25 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 67:00 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 66:02 Assist (pass) by Ronan Murray (Swindon) from right channel.
  • 66:02 GOAL - Alan ConnellNorthampton 1 - 1 Swindon Goal by Alan Connell (Swindon) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Northampton 1-1 Swindon.
  • 64:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 64:33 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 64:18 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 64:04 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 63:47 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 63:31 Header by Simon Ferry (Swindon) from right channel (12 yards), missed left.
  • 62:47 Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 62:01 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 61:35 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 61:03 Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 60:03 Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 59:13 Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 59:13 Booking Nick McKoy (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:10 Foul by Nick McKoy (Northampton) on Raffaele De Vita (Swindon).
  • 58:48 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 58:30 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 57:59 Defending throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 57:53 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 57:24 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 56:07 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 54:50 Alan Connell (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:36 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 54:11 Substitution Swindon substitution: Jonathan Smith replaced by Simon Ferry (tactical).
  • 52:54 Foul by Alan Connell (Swindon) on Ben Tozer (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 52:07 Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:26 Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Devera (Swindon) from own half, passed.
  • 51:14 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 51:06 Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 50:49 Header by Saido Berahino (Northampton) from right channel (12 yards), brilliant save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 50:14 Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from left channel (6 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 50:01 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 49:40 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 49:20 Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by Oliver Risser (Swindon).
  • 48:55 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 48:47 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 48:21 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).
  • 48:11 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 47:32 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 47:09 Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 46:18 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).
  • 45:43 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 45:19 Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Northampton substitution: Arron Davies replaced by Nick McKoy (tactical).
  • 45:01 Substitution Swindon substitution: Lukas Magera replaced by Alan Connell (tactical).
  • 45:00+3:02 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:18 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 45:00+0:56 Cross by Alan McCormack (Swindon), resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:51 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 45:00+0:03 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 44:16 Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 43:33 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 43:04 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 42:04 Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 42:04 Booking Alan McCormack (Swindon) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 41:53 Foul by Alan McCormack (Swindon) on Saido Berahino (Northampton).
  • 41:17 Foul by Ashley Corker (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 40:26 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 39:52 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Arron Davies (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 39:25 Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 38:53 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 38:11 Matt Ritchie (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:47 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 36:45 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 36:04 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 35:21 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 35:06 Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Alan McCormack (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 34:36 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 34:01 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 33:43 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 32:42 Defending throw-in by Alan McCormack (Swindon).
  • 32:10 Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 31:32 Attacking throw-in by Jake Robinson (Northampton).
  • 30:36 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Michael Jacobs (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 30:15 Cross by Oliver Risser (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).
  • 29:20 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 29:04 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 28:33 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 28:13 Shot by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 28:07 Cross by Jonathan Smith (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 27:31 Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 27:09 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 26:46 Attacking throw-in by Joe Devera (Swindon).
  • 26:32 Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 26:14 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 25:29 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 25:15 Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), over the bar.
  • 24:35 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 24:32 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 24:20 Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), comfortable save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 23:59 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 22:51 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to far post, clearance by Oliver Risser (Swindon).
  • 21:13 GOAL - Michael JacobsNorthampton 1 - 0 Swindon Placed penalty taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) (top-right of goal), scored.Northampton 1-0 Swindon.
  • 20:13 Foul by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) on Michael Jacobs (Northampton).
  • 19:41 Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 19:15 Defending throw-in by Lewis Young (Northampton).
  • 18:51 Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 18:33 Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 18:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 17:44 Fantastic shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 16:59 Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Caddis (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 16:55 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 16:34 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 14:30 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to far post, shot by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (with feet) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 14:11 Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 13:34 Shot by Arron Davies (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Oliver Risser (Swindon).
  • 12:55 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 12:42 Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).
  • 11:28 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, foul by Joe Devera (Swindon) on Ben Tozer (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 11:04 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 10:30 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 10:24 Cross by Ashley Corker (Northampton), comfortable save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 10:12 Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), clearance by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 9:50 Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 8:52 Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right channel (12 yards),
  • 8:33 Cross by Ronan Murray (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 8:01 Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 7:51 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 7:37 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 7:15 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 7:05 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), resulting in open play.
  • 6:16 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 5:49 Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), brilliant save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 5:27 Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).
  • 4:40 Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Lukas Magera (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, passed.
  • 4:19 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 3:50 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on John Johnson (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Crowe (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 3:19 Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Lukas Magera (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy (Swindon) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 3:08 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 2:28 Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).
  • 1:40 Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).
  • 1:01 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 0:50 Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).
  • 0:40 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 0:35 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 0:20 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 0:04 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Crawley Town 23 18 49
2 Cheltenham 23 15 46
3 Southend 22 18 45
4 Shrewsbury 23 11 41
5 Swindon 23 17 40
6 Burton Albion 23 4 40
7 Gillingham 23 11 38
8 Oxford Utd 23 9 37
9 Port Vale 23 9 35
10 Torquay 23 5 35
11 Rotherham 23 2 34
12 Accrington 23 2 33
13 Morecambe 23 10 32
14 Macclesfield 23 1 30
15 Crewe 23 -5 30
16 Aldershot 22 -4 27
17 AFC Wimbledon 23 -14 26
18 Bradford 23 -2 25
19 Bristol Rovers 23 -15 23
20 Dag & Red 23 -16 20
21 Barnet 23 -19 20
22 Hereford 23 -18 19
23 Plymouth 23 -19 18
24 Northampton 23 -20 17

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