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Grimsby   1 - 2   Northampton

Grimsby 1-2 Northampton

Grimsby 1-2 Northampton

Northampton capitalised on the sending-off of Grimsby's Oliver Lancashire to push the Mariners further into trouble at the bottom of League Two.

Liam Davis coolly put the away side ahead from Adebayo Akinfenwa's pass before Michael Coulson equalised from the edge of the box.

But Lancashire saw red for an apparent elbow on Billy McKay after the break.

The Cobblers made their advantage pay when Akinfenwa headed home a Luke Guttridge cross at the far post.


Northampton Town boss Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"We knew it would be a difficult game.

"I feel for Grimsby, they didn't deserve to have a man sent off. We had to dig deep and defend as a team.

"It was probably one of the hardest games we've had all season. Fair play to Grimsby for giving us a tough game.

"Fortunately we got the right result. It was one to get out the way."

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Friday, 2 April 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Grimsby 1-2 Northampton FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Coulson 42
  • Davis 18
  • Akinfenwa 68

Grimsby

  • 38 Oxley
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Lancashire red card
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 14 Bore
  • 19 Leary
  • 24 Devitt (Stirling 55)
  • 21 Coulson (Forbes 76)
  • 26 Akpa Akpro yellow card
  • 37 Peacock

Substitutes

  • 02 Stockdale,
  • 12 Stirling,
  • 13 Hegarty,
  • 29 Wood,
  • 32 Hudson,
  • 07 Forbes,
  • 09 Proudlock

Northampton

  • 26 Steele
  • 03 Johnson
  • 05 Hinton
  • 06 Beckwith yellow card
  • 23 Gilbert yellow card
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 08 Osman
  • 12 Gilligan yellow card
  • 14 Davis (Dyer 85)
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 17 McKay (Guinan 62)

Substitutes

  • 02 Rodgers,
  • 19 Curtis,
  • 15 Dyer,
  • 21 Jacobs,
  • 09 Guinan,
  • 16 Mulligan,
  • 24 Harris
Ref: TaylorAtt: 6,482
GRIMSBY
NORTHAMPTON

Possession

  • Grimsby 47%
  • Northampton 53%

Attempts on target

  • Grimsby 8
  • Northampton 4

Attempts off target

  • Grimsby 8
  • Northampton 7

Corners

  • Grimsby 9
  • Northampton 3

Fouls

  • Grimsby 7
  • Northampton 14
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:41 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:21 Header by Peter Bore (Grimsby) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
  • 90:00+3:53 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby).
  • 90:00+2:54 Booking Dean Beckwith (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:39 Foul by Dean Beckwith (Northampton) on Peter Bore (Grimsby). Free kick taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:07 Shot by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 90:00+1:29 Foul by Peter Bore (Grimsby) on Dean Beckwith (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:46 Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 90:00+0:25 Defending throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 89:50 Shot by Adrian Forbes (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 89:25 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 89:17 Cross by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby), clearance by Luke Guttridge (Northampton).
  • 89:01 Booking Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:25 Cross by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 87:01 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to centre, save (caught) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 86:24 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 86:03 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 85:52 Defending throw-in by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby).
  • 85:45 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 84:55 Substitution Northampton substitution: Liam Davis replaced by Alex Dyer (tactical).
  • 84:40 Booking Peter Gilbert (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:25 Foul by Peter Gilbert (Northampton) on Lee Peacock (Grimsby). Free kick taken left-footed by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 83:26 Cross by Liam Davis (Northampton), save (caught) by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • Correction - 82:49 The ball is sent over by Adrian Forbes, clearance by Luke Guttridge.
  • 82:49 Cross by Adrian Forbes (Grimsby), clearance by Luke Guttridge (Northampton).
  • 82:21 Cross by Luke Guttridge (Northampton), header by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 81:53 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Liam Davis (Northampton) to short, resulting in open play.
  • 81:35 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 81:21 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 80:42 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 80:27 Shot by Peter Bore (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 79:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to centre, clearance by Luke Guttridge (Northampton).
  • 79:40 Foul by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) on Joe Widdowson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Atkinson (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 78:24 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 77:50 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 77:23 Cross by Luke Guttridge (Northampton), shot by Steve Guinan (Northampton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
  • 76:41 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Michael Leary (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Oxley (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 76:20 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:54 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Jude Stirling (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Oxley (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:16 Substitution Grimsby substitution: Michael Coulson replaced by Adrian Forbes (tactical).
  • 75:06 Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) on Craig Hinton (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:34 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to far post, clearance by Steve Guinan (Northampton).
  • 74:10 Defending throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 74:00 Cross by Lee Peacock (Grimsby), clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 73:43 Defending throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 73:05 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 72:57 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 72:22 Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 71:14 Foul by Dean Beckwith (Northampton) on Lee Peacock (Grimsby). Free kick taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) from right wing, header by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 70:50 Defending throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 70:15 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 69:22 Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 69:02 Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 67:44 Assist (cross) by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) from right wing.
  • 67:44 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaGrimsby 1 - 2 Northampton Headed goal by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) (bottom-right of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Grimsby 1-2 Northampton.
  • 67:03 Lee Peacock (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:36 Foul by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) on Joe Widdowson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Oxley (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 66:06 Defending throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 65:05 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 64:46 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 64:30 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 64:10 Cross by Peter Gilbert (Northampton), clearance by Robert Atkinson (Grimsby).
  • 63:48 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 63:44 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 63:15 Shot by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 61:01 Substitution Northampton substitution: Billy Mckay replaced by Steve Guinan (tactical).
  • 60:53 Lee Peacock (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Hinton (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 60:16 Cross by Luke Guttridge (Northampton), clearance by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 58:57 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) to far post, clearance by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 58:15 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 57:24 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Robert Atkinson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Oxley (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:31 Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Grimsby).
  • 54:53 Cross by Liam Davis (Northampton), foul by Dean Beckwith (Northampton) on Robert Atkinson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Peacock (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Peter Bore (Grimsby).
  • 54:53 Substitution Grimsby substitution: Jamie Devitt replaced by Jude Stirling (tactical).
  • 53:42 Sent off Oliver Lancashire (Grimsby) dismissed for serious foul play.
  • 53:20 Bad foul by Oliver Lancashire (Grimsby) on Billy Mckay (Northampton).
  • 52:07 Shot by Abdul Osman (Northampton) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 51:07 Foul by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) on Liam Davis (Northampton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Guttridge (Northampton) from left wing, clearance by Oliver Lancashire (Grimsby).
  • 50:56 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 50:28 Brilliant shot by Liam Davis (Northampton) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards),
  • 49:36 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 49:23 Shot by Ryan Gilligan (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 48:54 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 48:26 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 47:56 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 47:37 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 47:23 Header by Lee Peacock (Grimsby) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 46:55 Foul by Liam Davis (Northampton) on Michael Coulson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Oliver Lancashire (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 46:16 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 45:54 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 45:37 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 45:18 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:00+1:01 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:51 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 45:00+0:06 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) to centre, clearance by Billy Mckay (Northampton).
  • 44:50 Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 44:07 Attacking throw-in by Peter Bore (Grimsby).
  • 43:26 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 41:58 Assist (pass) by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) from left wing.
  • 41:58 GOAL - Michael CoulsonGrimsby 1 - 1 Northampton Goal by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Grimsby 1-1 Northampton.
  • 41:02 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 40:51 Cross by Liam Davis (Northampton), clearance by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 40:39 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 39:57 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 39:23 Shot by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 38:27 Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 38:01 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 36:21 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 35:48 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 35:15 Foul by Michael Leary (Grimsby) on Ryan Gilligan (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Hinton (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 34:10 Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) from left wing, save (punched) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 33:51 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 32:50 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 32:01 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 29:36 Foul by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) on Peter Gilbert (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 29:24 Attacking throw-in by Peter Bore (Grimsby).
  • 28:08 Booking Ryan Gilligan (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 27:58 Foul by Ryan Gilligan (Northampton) on Michael Coulson (Grimsby). Free kick taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 27:31 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 27:12 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 26:58 Shot by Billy Mckay (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 26:49 Attacking throw-in by Craig Hinton (Northampton).
  • 26:04 Defending throw-in by Craig Hinton (Northampton).
  • 25:21 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 24:53 Lee Peacock (Grimsby) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Steele (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 24:26 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 24:11 Shot by Liam Davis (Northampton) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 23:33 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 23:15 Cross by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby), header by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 22:17 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 21:00 Handball by Liam Davis (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Oxley (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 20:29 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gilbert (Northampton).
  • 19:57 Attacking throw-in by Peter Bore (Grimsby).
  • 19:24 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 19:10 Shot by Billy Mckay (Northampton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 17:24 Assist (pass) by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) from right channel.
  • 17:24 GOAL - Liam DavisGrimsby 0 - 1 Northampton Goal by Liam Davis (Northampton) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Grimsby 0-1 Northampton.
  • 16:49 Defending throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 16:10 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 15:06 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 14:54 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 14:18 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Liam Davis (Northampton) to near post, clearance by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 14:08 Cross by Luke Guttridge (Northampton), clearance by Oliver Lancashire (Grimsby).
  • 12:49 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 11:52 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 10:56 Shot by Michael Coulson (Grimsby) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 10:01 Foul by Dean Beckwith (Northampton) on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby). Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) from own half, clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 9:50 Attacking throw-in by Peter Bore (Grimsby).
  • 9:19 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 8:53 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 8:43 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 8:20 Attacking throw-in by Luke Guttridge (Northampton).
  • 7:46 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 7:29 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 6:59 Goal kick taken long by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 6:25 Cross by John Johnson (Northampton), save (caught) by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 5:19 Foul by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) on Liam Davis (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Gilbert (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:01 Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Grimsby) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 3:48 Shot by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) to centre, blocked by John Johnson (Northampton). Clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 3:22 Foul by Liam Davis (Northampton) on Michael Coulson (Grimsby). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 3:07 Shot by Peter Sweeney (Grimsby) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Craig Hinton (Northampton).
  • 2:26 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jamie Devitt (Grimsby) to centre, save (punched) by Jason Steele (Northampton).
  • 1:26 Attacking throw-in by Luke Guttridge (Northampton).
  • 1:07 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Grimsby).
  • 0:43 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 0:32 Attacking throw-in by John Johnson (Northampton).
  • 0:14 Goal kick taken long by Mark Oxley (Grimsby).
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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2 Apr 2010 23:59 UK


League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rochdale 37 45 78
2 Notts County 36 43 68
3 Bournemouth 38 9 67
4 Rotherham 38 10 65
5 Northampton 39 12 62
6 Chesterfield 38 2 61
7 Bury 38 1 61
8 Aldershot 38 10 60
9 Morecambe 39 7 58
10 Dag & Red 38 5 56
11 Shrewsbury 38 2 55
12 Burton Albion 38 3 54
13 Port Vale 38 10 53
14 Accrington 37 -6 53
15 Crewe 39 -1 50
16 Bradford 38 -7 48
17 Hereford 38 -15 44
18 Lincoln City 38 -17 43
19 Barnet 37 -9 42
20 Macclesfield 38 -10 42
21 Torquay 38 -6 37
22 Cheltenham 37 -16 35
23 Grimsby 39 -26 31
24 Darlington 36 -46 19


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