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Burton Albion   3 - 2   Northampton

A Michael Simpson double helped Burton see off battling Northampton.

Goalkeeper Chris Dunn fumbled a back pass and allowed Shaun Harrad to walk the ball in for the hosts' opener.

Burton grabbed their second as a result of sloppy defending after seven minutes when Simpson's tame shot crept in and, soon after, he fired home their third.

Steve Guinan pulled one back from close range after a Luke Boden shot had been saved and Burton were left hanging on when Ryan Gilligan scored a penalty.


Burton boss Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was one of those games. We had to hold on in the end and thankfully the defenders did their job.

"I started to see the tide changing a bit after five minutes towards the end of the first half, they were starting to get on top.

"So I said we've got to make sure we don't concede a goal as the tide will change and it certainly did. It put us under immense pressure."

Northampton Town manager Stuart Gray told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It was probably the worst nine minutes I've ever been involved in.

"I couldn't believe the errors that we made, 3-0 down - all self-inflicted. We went gung-ho and tried to get back into the game. Credit to them, the response I got from them second half we had a go.

"It's individual errors, a forward can make an error and get away with it whereas a goalkeeper makes an error and we're picking the ball out of the back of the net."

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Saturday, 29 August 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Burton Albion 3-2 Northampton FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Harrad 2
  • Simpson 7
  • Simpson 11
  • Guinan 72
  • Gilligan (pen) 81

Burton Albion

  • 30 Krysiak
  • 02 Boertien yellow card
  • 05 James
  • 15 Austin
  • 20 Branston
  • 04 Simpson
  • 06 McGrath
  • 17 Phillips (Stride 82)
  • 08 Corbett
  • 09 Harrad
  • 18 Pearson (Penn 62)

Substitutes

  • 13 Redmond,
  • 07 Stride,
  • 12 Shroot,
  • 14 Goodfellow,
  • 16 Penn,
  • 19 Maghoma,
  • 10 Walker

Northampton

  • 01 Dunn
  • 02 Rodgers (Osman 45+1 yellow card)
  • 05 Hinton (Mulligan 45+1)
  • 06 Beckwith
  • 20 McCready
  • 11 Holt
  • 12 Gilligan yellow card
  • 25 Boden (Threlfall 85)
  • 07 Marshall yellow card
  • 09 Guinan
  • 17 Mckay

Substitutes

  • 13 Walker,
  • 23 Threlfall,
  • 08 Osman,
  • 15 Dyer,
  • 22 Rose,
  • 16 Mulligan,
  • 24 Harris
Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 3,321
BURTON ALBION
NORTHAMPTON

Possession

  • Burton Albion 46%
  • Northampton 54%

Attempts on target

  • Burton Albion 4
  • Northampton 10

Attempts off target

  • Burton Albion 3
  • Northampton 5

Corners

  • Burton Albion 2
  • Northampton 2

Fouls

  • Burton Albion 15
  • Northampton 18
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:32 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:28 Steve Guinan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 90:00+2:16 John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:16 Booking Ryan Gilligan receives a caution.
  • 90:00+2:11 Foul by Ryan Gilligan on Russell Penn, free kick awarded.
  • 90:00+1:57 A cross is delivered by Ben Marshall, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:22 Guy Branston challenges Dean Beckwith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Gilligan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Holt on Russell Penn. Paul Boertien takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+0:27 The ball is delivered by Robbie Threlfall, Russell Penn makes a clearance.
  • 90:00 Unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Michael Simpson results in a free kick. Ryan Gilligan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:31 Andrew Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Stride. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Abdul Osman. Ryan Gilligan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 86:31 The ball is delivered by Robbie Threlfall.
  • 85:16 The ball is crossed by Ryan Gilligan.
  • 84:34 Substitution Robbie Threlfall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Boden.
  • 83:06 Foul by Abdul Osman on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Shaun Harrad from the free kick.
  • 81:44 Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Darren Stride coming on for Jimmy Phillips.
  • 81:27 Unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Ryan Gilligan results in a free kick. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:07 GOAL - Ryan GilliganBurton Albion 3 - 2 Northampton Ryan Gilligan scores a placed penalty. Burton Albion 3-2 Northampton.
  • 79:03 A cross is delivered by Ryan Gilligan, Guy Branston gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Gary Mulligan.
  • 76:06 A cross is delivered by Gary Mulligan, Effort on goal by Andrew Holt from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 74:35 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andrew Holt misses to the right of the target.
  • 74:12 Handball by Guy Branston. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
  • 72:49 John McGrath fouled by Luke Boden, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John McGrath.
  • 72:06 Steve Guinan concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony James. Tony James takes the free kick.
  • 71:12 Assist on the goal came from Luke Boden.
  • 71:12 GOAL - Steve GuinanBurton Albion 3 - 1 Northampton Steve Guinan gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 3-1 Northampton.
  • 70:46 Luke Boden takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.
  • 68:51 Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Abdul Osman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:18 Unfair challenge on Andrew Corbett by Billy Mckay results in a free kick. Ryan Austin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 66:28 John McGrath takes the indirect free kick.
  • 66:28 Booking Ben Marshall receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 66:21 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips by Ben Marshall results in a free kick.
  • 66:15 Jimmy Phillips produces a cross, clearance made by Chris McCready.
  • 65:49 Ryan Gilligan challenges Jimmy Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. John McGrath takes the indirect free kick.
  • 65:26 The ball is sent over by Billy Mckay, Steve Guinan takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 64:09 Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Billy Mckay results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by John McGrath from right wing, save made by Chris Dunn.
  • 63:17 Ryan Austin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 63:17 Booking Abdul Osman shown a yellow card.
  • 62:55 Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Harrad.
  • 61:47 Substitution Russell Penn replaces Greg Pearson.
  • 61:18 The ball is swung over by Abdul Osman, Gary Mulligan takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
  • Correction - 60:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Gary Mulligan. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Boden.
  • 60:34 Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mulligan. Free kick taken by Luke Boden.
  • 59:29 The ball is swung over by Andrew Holt, Billy Mckay takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 59:14 Ben Marshall takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.
  • Correction - 58:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Austin on Andrew Holt. Ben Marshall takes the free kick.
  • 58:00 Andrew Holt fouled by Ryan Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Marshall.
  • 56:46 Shaun Harrad has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 56:20 Abdul Osman challenges John McGrath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John McGrath.
  • 54:57 The ball is sent over by Ryan Gilligan, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:16 Ben Marshall produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • Correction - 53:20 Indirect free kick taken by Luke Boden.
  • 53:20 Luke Boden takes the free kick.
  • 53:20 Booking Caution for Paul Boertien.
  • Correction - 53:11 Gary Mulligan fouled by Paul Boertien, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 53:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mulligan by Paul Boertien.
  • 52:43 Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Boertien.
  • 51:24 Billy Mckay takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 49:42 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 49:32 Centre by Gary Mulligan, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:11 Billy Mckay takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 48:16 A cross is delivered by Jimmy Phillips, Andrew Holt makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:33 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+2:18 The ball is delivered by Gary Mulligan, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 45:00+0:41 Substitution Gary Mulligan comes on in place of Craig Hinton.
  • 45:00+0:41 Substitution Abdul Osman replaces Paul Rodgers.
  • 43:41 Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. Ryan Austin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:11 The offside flag is raised against Billy Mckay. Guy Branston restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:53 Paul Rodgers sends in a cross, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 38:53 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak. Chris McCready concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
  • 35:19 Corner taken by John McGrath from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Luke Boden.
  • 35:12 Andrew Corbett produces a cross, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.
  • 33:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Boertien on Ben Marshall. Chris McCready takes the free kick.
  • 32:53 Greg Pearson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
  • 32:15 Jimmy Phillips has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 30:08 Foul by Steve Guinan on Tony James, free kick awarded. Michael Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:44 Jimmy Phillips produces a cross, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Hinton by Andrew Corbett. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 24:39 A cross is delivered by Billy Mckay, John McGrath makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.
  • 24:39 The ball is delivered by Billy Mckay, John McGrath manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall, save made by Artur Krysiak.
  • 24:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Harrad on Andrew Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
  • 23:16 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, clearance by Paul Boertien.
  • 22:57 Handball by Shaun Harrad. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 21:51 Jimmy Phillips sends in a cross, Craig Hinton manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Branston on Billy Mckay. Ryan Gilligan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:36 Tony James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Gilligan. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
  • 18:30 John McGrath takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Steve Guinan.
  • 18:09 Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Beckwith.
  • 15:48 Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:44 Michael Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Marshall. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
  • 10:01 Jimmy Phillips provided the assist for the goal.
  • 10:01 GOAL - Michael SimpsonBurton Albion 3 - 0 Northampton Michael Simpson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 3-0 Northampton.
  • 9:55 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Phillips,
  • 9:10 Centre by John McGrath.
  • 7:57 Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line.
  • 6:34 GOAL - Michael SimpsonBurton Albion 2 - 0 Northampton Michael Simpson fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-0 Northampton.
  • 5:12 Unfair challenge on Luke Boden by John McGrath results in a free kick. Chris McCready takes the indirect free kick.
  • 1:44 GOAL - Shaun HarradBurton Albion 1 - 0 Northampton Shaun Harrad finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Northampton.
  • 0:43 Ben Marshall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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League Two results

29 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Accrington Stanley 1-3 Shrewsbury R
Barnet 1-0 Notts County R
Bournemouth 1-0 Crewe R
Bradford 2-0 Torquay R
Burton Albion 3-2 Northampton R
Chesterfield 1-1 Morecambe R
Dag & Red 3-0 Lincoln City R
Darlington 1-1 Cheltenham R
Grimsby 1-2 Aldershot R
Hereford 2-2 Port Vale R
Macclesfield 1-3 Rotherham R
Rochdale 3-0 Bury R

League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Dag & Red 5 8 12
2 Rotherham 5 4 12
3 Bournemouth 5 4 12
4 Barnet 5 3 10
5 Notts County 5 10 9
6 Crewe 5 4 9
7 Aldershot 5 3 9
8 Burton Albion 5 2 9
9 Cheltenham 5 1 8
10 Chesterfield 5 0 8
11 Shrewsbury 5 -1 8
12 Northampton 5 3 7
13 Rochdale 5 2 7
14 Bradford 5 -4 7
15 Torquay 5 -1 6
16 Port Vale 5 -1 6
17 Lincoln City 5 -3 6
18 Bury 5 -4 6
19 Macclesfield 5 -4 5
20 Hereford 5 -3 3
21 Morecambe 5 -5 3
22 Grimsby 5 -6 3
23 Accrington Stanley 5 -7 3
24 Darlington 5 -5 1

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