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Northampton   0 - 1   Notts County

Northampton 0-1 Notts County

Northampton 0-1 Notts County

Notts County boosted their hopes of winning the League Two title after defeating Northampton on an afternoon when leaders Rochdale lost at Torquay.

Northampton had periods of dominance: Steve Guinan was denied by a Kasper Schmeichel save, while Dean Beckwith had a shot cleared off the line.

Luke Guttridge and Kevin Thornton were also both denied by last-ditch blocks.

Ben Davies struck after a mistake from Craig Hinton while Jason Steele saved from Lee Hughes and the goalscorer.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We had the one-on-one with their keeper, two cleared off the line and a little bit of slack defending for their goal.

"They were the defining moments of the game, and we didn't get the right ones.

"I'm pleased with the way we played, I can't knock the effort and performance from all the players today."

Notts County manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought Northampton were excellent in the first half and we needed to give ourselves a bit of shake at half-time. To which case I think we did and we were a lot better in the second half.

"I was a little bit disappointed at half time, and to be fair to the boys they were disappointed with themselves, but great credit to Northampton I thought they were excellent."

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Saturday, 10 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 0-1 Notts County FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Davies 47

    Northampton

    • 26 Steele
    • 02 Rodgers (Dyer 69)
    • 03 Johnson
    • 05 Hinton
    • 06 Beckwith
    • 23 Gilbert
    • 04 Guttridge
    • 08 Osman
    • 12 Gilligan (Thornton 69 yellow card)
    • 09 Guinan yellow card
    • 17 Mckay (Harris 69)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Dunn,
    • 19 Curtis,
    • 15 Dyer,
    • 21 Jacobs,
    • 30 Thornton,
    • 16 Mulligan,
    • 24 Harris

    Notts County

    • 23 Schmeichel
    • 04 Edwards yellow card
    • 05 Lee
    • 06 Thompson
    • 18 Hunt
    • 08 Ravenhill yellow card
    • 10 Bishop
    • 11 Davies yellow card
    • 09 Hughes
    • 19 Rodgers (Facey 46)
    • 20 Westcarr yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 01 Hoult,
    • 17 Clapham,
    • 07 Hamshaw,
    • 21 Jackson,
    • 15 Hawley,
    • 22 Facey,
    • 30 Akinbiyi
    Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 5,647
    NORTHAMPTON
    NOTTS COUNTY

    Possession

    • Northampton 45%
    • Notts County 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Northampton 7
    • Notts County 6

    Attempts off target

    • Northampton 6
    • Notts County 2

    Corners

    • Northampton 9
    • Notts County 2

    Fouls

    • Northampton 12
    • Notts County 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:09 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+3:37 Craig Hinton crosses the ball, Header by Seb Harris from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+3:22 A cross is delivered by Peter Gilbert, Stephen Hunt manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:15 Ben Davies fouled by Peter Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:41 Direct free kick taken by Stephen Hunt.
    • 90:00+1:41 Booking Kevin Thornton booked.
    • 90:00+1:32 Foul by Kevin Thornton on Stephen Hunt, free kick awarded.
    • 90:00+0:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Ravenhill on Kevin Thornton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Hinton from left channel, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 88:42 Corner taken short by Ben Davies.
    • 88:13 Ben Davies takes a shot. Fantastic save by Jason Steele.
    • 87:06 Foul by Delroy Facey on Dean Beckwith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alex Dyer.
    • 86:38 The ball is sent over by Seb Harris.
    • 86:12 Lee Hughes produces a cross, John Johnson makes a clearance.
    • 84:42 Lee Hughes challenges Craig Hinton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
    • 83:44 Centre by Abdul Osman.
    • 82:41 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin Thornton, clearance by Richard Ravenhill.
    • 82:41 Booking The referee shows Ben Davies a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 82:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Ben Davies.
    • 80:49 Neal Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Dyer. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:08 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Guttridge, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.
    • 78:09 The ball is swung over by Abdul Osman.
    • 76:01 Booking Richard Ravenhill booked.
    • 75:53 Booking Steve Guinan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 72:48 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 71:05 Seb Harris produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 70:38 Effort from the edge of the area by Luke Guttridge goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 70:05 Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Fantastic save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 68:28 Substitution Alex Dyer on for Paul Rodgers.
    • 68:28 Substitution Seb Harris on for Billy Mckay.
    • 68:28 Substitution Kevin Thornton is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Gilligan.
    • 66:58 The ball is swung over by Ben Davies, Unfair challenge on Jason Steele by Delroy Facey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Hinton.
    • 66:28 Richard Ravenhill produces a cross.
    • 66:17 The ball is swung over by Ben Davies.
    • Correction - 63:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Thompson by Luke Guttridge. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 63:53 awarded for an unfair challenge on John Thompson by Luke Guttridge.
    • 63:43 A cross is delivered by Lee Hughes, clearance made by Craig Hinton.
    • 63:06 Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 62:24 Delroy Facey delivers the ball, Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 61:48 A cross is delivered by Paul Rodgers.
    • 61:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 59:37 Paul Rodgers handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 59:05 Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
    • 58:07 Luke Guttridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Delroy Facey. Graeme Lee delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Craig Hinton manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:35 Luke Guttridge delivers the ball, John Thompson makes a clearance.
    • 57:10 Inswinging corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.
    • 57:01 The ball is crossed by Abdul Osman, John Thompson makes a clearance.
    • 56:25 Ben Davies takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 55:46 Ryan Gilligan challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 55:04 The ball is swung over by John Thompson, blocked by Peter Gilbert.
    • 53:55 John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. The ball is delivered by Ben Davies, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee Hughes misses to the left of the goal.
    • 52:34 Corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line played to the near post, Abdul Osman takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
    • 52:01 John Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Guinan. Peter Gilbert takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:28 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Delroy Facey goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 49:56 Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Blocked by Graeme Lee.
    • 49:35 The ball is delivered by John Johnson, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 46:28 GOAL - Ben DaviesNorthampton 0 - 1 Notts County Ben Davies finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Notts County.
    • 45:47 Billy Mckay delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Davies.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Delroy Facey coming on for Luke Rodgers.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:46 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:56 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Guttridge, Close range headed effort by Dean Beckwith misses to the right of the goal.
    • 45:00+1:39 A cross is delivered by Paul Rodgers, fantastic save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 44:47 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line, Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.
    • 43:02 Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 43:02 Booking Craig Westcarr is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 42:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Gilbert by Craig Westcarr.
    • 38:53 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Hinton.
    • 38:53 Booking The referee shows Mike Edwards a yellow card.
    • 38:36 Steve Guinan fouled by Mike Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 37:43 The referee penalises Abdul Osman for handball. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:56 Ben Davies is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:02 Unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Ryan Gilligan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 35:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Guinan by Mike Edwards. Luke Guttridge restarts play with the free kick, Centre by Mike Edwards.
    • 34:27 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Guttridge.
    • 34:21 The ball is delivered by Peter Gilbert, blocked by Craig Westcarr.
    • 33:59 Abdul Osman produces a cross, Richard Ravenhill gets a block in.
    • 33:46 The ball is delivered by Ryan Gilligan.
    • 32:46 Foul by John Thompson on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Guttridge from left wing, clearance by John Thompson.
    • 31:42 Craig Westcarr fouled by Ryan Gilligan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 31:04 Inswinging corner taken by Peter Gilbert from the right by-line, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:33 Craig Westcarr crosses the ball, Craig Hinton makes a clearance.
    • 29:11 Billy Mckay takes a shot. Graeme Lee gets a block in.
    • 28:50 John Johnson sends in a cross.
    • 28:22 Inswinging corner taken by Peter Gilbert.
    • 27:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Guinan by Graeme Lee. Free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.
    • 26:48 Shot from just outside the area by Billy Mckay misses to the left of the target.
    • 24:59 Luke Rodgers crosses the ball, Jason Steele makes a brilliant save.
    • 23:28 Effort from the edge of the box by Abdul Osman goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 22:36 Foul by Craig Westcarr on John Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Hinton.
    • 19:56 Ryan Gilligan concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Free kick taken by Stephen Hunt.
    • 18:21 The offside flag is raised against Luke Rodgers. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • 17:17 Dean Beckwith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hughes. Richard Ravenhill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:11 The referee blows for offside against Luke Rodgers. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Hinton.
    • 13:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Ryan Gilligan. Peter Gilbert produces a cross, John Johnson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 13:03 Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Mike Edwards gets a block in.
    • 12:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Gilbert from the right by-line, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
    • 12:08 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a fantastic save.
    • 8:18 Luke Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Johnson. Craig Hinton restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:29 The referee blows for offside against Luke Rodgers. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 5:28 Centre by Luke Guttridge, John Thompson makes a clearance.
    • 5:28 Luke Guttridge crosses the ball, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
    • 4:38 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Craig Hinton results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing, Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
    • 3:51 Luke Guttridge fouled by Craig Westcarr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Guttridge, The ball is swung over by Mike Edwards, Richard Ravenhill manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Abdul Osman. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 10 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 40 38 79
    2 Notts County 39 50 77
    3 Bournemouth 41 9 71
    4 Aldershot 41 13 65
    5 Rotherham 41 4 65
    6 Chesterfield 41 2 65
    7 Morecambe 41 11 64
    8 Bury 41 -4 64
    9 Northampton 41 11 63
    10 Port Vale 41 13 60
    11 Dag & Red 41 5 60
    12 Shrewsbury 41 3 58
    13 Burton Albion 41 -1 55
    14 Accrington 40 -9 54
    15 Crewe 41 -5 50
    16 Hereford 41 -14 50
    17 Macclesfield 41 -8 49
    18 Bradford 41 -9 49
    19 Lincoln City 41 -19 46
    20 Barnet 40 -9 45
    21 Torquay 41 0 44
    22 Cheltenham 40 -11 44
    23 Grimsby 41 -24 37
    24 Darlington 39 -46 23

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