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Northampton   2 - 2   Crewe

Northampton 2-2 Crewe

Northampton 2-2 Crewe

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice to earn Northampton a point and extend Crewe's winless run to six games.

Clayton Donaldson pounced on Patrick Kanyuka's error to give Crewe the lead before Jim Johnson turned Calvin Zola's cross into his own net to make it 2-0.

But Akinfenwa, first with a shot on the turn and then with a superb effort from the edge of the box, drew Town level.

Cobblers keeper Chris Dunn made a host of saves late on, while away stopper Steve Phillips denied Josh Walker.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It wasn't great for the old ticker. Too many times that has happened now where we have had to come back from two down.

"I was disappointed with the first-half obviously. It was probably the worst we have played since I have taken over but all credit to the lads in the second-half.

"I said to them at half-time that we need to find some spark from somewhere. I think that was the first time I have actually lost it big time in the dressing room but they gave me everything in the second-half and the spark came from Bayo (Akinfenwa)."

Crewe Alexandra caretaker manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"If you had said to me before the game that you're going to get a point I would have said fine. If you had said to me at half time you are going to get a point, I would have said no we need to win this.

"We need to get something from the positions that Joel (Grant) gets himself in.

"It could have been all over at half time, we could have had six, and even in the second half we created enough chances to have won the game".


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Saturday, 21 November 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 2-2 Crewe FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Akinfenwa 51
  • Akinfenwa 62
  • Donaldson 14
  • Johnson (og) 43

Northampton

  • 01 Dunn
  • 02 Rodgers
  • 03 Johnson
  • 20 McCready
  • 40 Kanyuka
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 07 Walker
  • 11 Holt
  • 12 Gilligan
  • 09 Guinan (Mulligan 59)
  • 10 Akinfenwa (Harris 85)

Substitutes

  • 26 Brown,
  • 05 Hinton,
  • 19 Curtis,
  • 15 Dyer,
  • 16 Mulligan,
  • 17 Mckay,
  • 24 Harris

Crewe

  • 31 Phillips
  • 05 O'Donnell
  • 12 Mitchell-King
  • 19 Westwood
  • 23 Tootle
  • 04 Schumacher (Shelley 49)
  • 11 Grant
  • 18 Murphy
  • 28 Walton
  • 08 Donaldson
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins,
  • 02 Brayford,
  • 06 Ada,
  • 20 Shelley,
  • 26 Davis,
  • 21 Clements,
  • 14 Moore
Ref: HorwoodAtt: 5,069
NORTHAMPTON
CREWE

Possession

  • Northampton 46%
  • Crewe 54%

Attempts on target

  • Northampton 6
  • Crewe 9

Attempts off target

  • Northampton 6
  • Crewe 11

Corners

  • Northampton 3
  • Crewe 11

Fouls

  • Northampton 13
  • Crewe 4
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:14 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+4:08 Handball decision goes against Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
  • 90:00+2:52 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Mulligan. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
  • 90:00+2:23 Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
  • 89:44 Corner taken by Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mat Mitchel-King by Andrew Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
  • 88:41 Joshua Walker takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
  • 88:19 Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rodgers. Paul Rodgers takes the indirect free kick.
  • 87:54 Centre by Joel Grant, save by Chris Dunn.
  • 84:31 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa goes off and Seb Harris comes on.
  • 83:02 Simon Walton fouled by Luke Guttridge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel O'Donnell.
  • 81:39 Gary Mulligan crosses the ball.
  • 80:49 Calvin Zola is caught offside. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 79:59 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood to the near post, clearance made by Adebayo Akinfenwa.
  • 79:15 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Holt.
  • 78:26 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Shot from just outside the box by Luke Murphy goes over the crossbar.
  • 78:13 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
  • 77:30 Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.
  • 76:54 Joel Grant sends in a cross, Calvin Zola takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 74:13 Inswinging corner taken by Luke Guttridge, John Johnson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 73:49 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joel Grant. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 73:11 Joshua Walker fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joshua Walker.
  • 71:36 Luke Guttridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Grant. Ashley Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
  • 68:37 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.
  • 67:10 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line.
  • 67:01 The ball is sent over by Joel Grant, blocked by John Johnson.
  • 63:39 Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Joshua Walker results in a free kick. Clayton Donaldson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:15 The ball is swung over by Luke Guttridge, Daniel O'Donnell manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:31 Assist by Luke Guttridge.
  • 61:31 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaNorthampton 2 - 2 Crewe Adebayo Akinfenwa grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-2 Crewe.
  • 60:35 Joshua Walker takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
  • 59:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 58:26 Substitution Steve Guinan leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Mulligan.
  • 57:41 The ball is swung over by Clayton Donaldson, Shot from close range by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the goal.
  • 56:58 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 56:08 Andrew Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.
  • 54:05 Simon Walton fouled by Paul Rodgers, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Murphy.
  • 53:05 Patrick Kanyuka produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 51:38 Effort on goal by Danny Shelley from long distance goes over the crossbar.
  • 51:10 Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Patrick Kanyuka manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:02 Joshua Walker provided the assist for the goal.
  • 50:02 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaNorthampton 1 - 2 Crewe Adebayo Akinfenwa gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-2 Crewe.
  • 48:56 Substitution Danny Shelley comes on in place of Steven Schumacher.
  • 46:24 Steve Guinan has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:58 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:23 Ashley Westwood takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Steve Guinan manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:20 The assist for the goal came from Clayton Donaldson.
  • 42:20 GOAL - John JohnsonNorthampton 0 - 2 Crewe John Johnson puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Northampton 0-2 Crewe.
  • 42:20 Clayton Donaldson crosses the ball,
  • 40:10 A cross is delivered by John Johnson, Joel Grant produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 38:59 Joshua Walker has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 37:25 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Westwood, Headed effort on goal by Calvin Zola from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
  • 36:51 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Kanyuka.
  • 36:43 Clayton Donaldson sends in a cross, clearance by Patrick Kanyuka.
  • 35:01 Steven Schumacher fouled by Ryan Gilligan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Westwood.
  • 34:23 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.
  • 32:31 Inswinging corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line played to the near post, Steve Guinan takes a shot. Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 32:18 Andrew Holt delivers the ball, Matt Tootle makes a clearance.
  • 31:11 The ball is delivered by Steve Guinan, Mat Mitchel-King manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:02 Centre by Matt Tootle, blocked by Ryan Gilligan.
  • 26:58 Foul by Paul Rodgers on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Ashley Westwood, Headed effort from inside the area by Clayton Donaldson misses to the left of the goal.
  • 26:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
  • Correction - 24:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Grant on John Johnson. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Joel Grant. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
  • Correction - 24:00 The referee blows for offside against Luke Murphy. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:00 The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 23:01 Joshua Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.
  • 22:21 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Westwood, Chris Dunn makes a save.
  • 22:15 Matt Tootle delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick Kanyuka.
  • 21:14 Patrick Kanyuka concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Ashley Westwood has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Chris McCready.
  • 19:54 Andrew Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle.
  • 18:54 Paul Rodgers crosses the ball, save made by Steve Phillips.
  • 17:04 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood played to the near post, clearance by Steve Guinan.
  • 16:56 The ball is delivered by Calvin Zola, clearance by Chris McCready.
  • 15:08 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Header by Calvin Zola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 14:57 Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
  • 13:26 GOAL - Clayton DonaldsonNorthampton 0 - 1 Crewe Clayton Donaldson fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Crewe.
  • 12:22 The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Patrick Kanyuka.
  • 11:30 Calvin Zola produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 9:20 Andrew Holt fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Gilligan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 8:33 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, Shot from close range by Steve Guinan misses to the right of the goal.
  • 7:15 Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn. Effort from deep inside the area by Joel Grant clears the bar.
  • 4:22 A cross is delivered by Clayton Donaldson, Chris Dunn makes a save.
  • 2:51 Foul by Chris McCready on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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League Two results

21 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnet 0-0 Port Vale R
Bradford 1-1 Accrington R
Burton Albion 3-2 Hereford R
Chesterfield 5-2 Darlington R
Dag & Red 1-2 Rochdale R
Lincoln City 0-0 Grimsby R
Macclesfield 1-2 Bournemouth R
Morecambe 1-0 Cheltenham R
Northampton 2-2 Crewe R
Notts County 0-0 Aldershot R
Shrewsbury 1-1 Bury R
Torquay 0-2 Rotherham R

League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 21 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bournemouth 17 8 35
2 Rochdale 17 14 32
3 Dag & Red 17 11 32
4 Rotherham 17 10 32
5 Chesterfield 17 7 32
6 Notts County 17 19 28
7 Shrewsbury 17 6 27
8 Barnet 17 6 26
9 Bury 17 -1 26
10 Burton Albion 17 1 25
11 Aldershot 17 6 24
12 Bradford 17 -1 23
13 Port Vale 17 1 21
14 Accrington 17 -2 21
15 Morecambe 17 -5 21
16 Northampton 17 -2 20
17 Crewe 17 -1 19
18 Hereford 17 -4 19
19 Macclesfield 17 -7 19
20 Lincoln City 17 -10 18
21 Cheltenham 17 -12 16
22 Torquay 17 -7 15
23 Grimsby 17 -16 13
24 Darlington 17 -21 8


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