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Lincoln City   0 - 2   Northampton

Lincoln City 0-2 Northampton Town

Lincoln City 0-2 Northampton Town

Northampton's routine win piled more misery on struggling Lincoln City.

The Cobblers went ahead before the break when Dean Beckwith reacted first to smash the ball home after Billy McKay's shot rebounded off the post.

Adbul Osman's header struck the bar on the hour mark, but John Johnson went one better when he nodded home Ryan Gilligan's corner.

Delroy Facey's wayward header was City's best chance, leaving boss Steve Tilson winless since taking the helm.


Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:
"I thought we did okay in the first half even though we conceded a goal, but the second half disappointed me. I felt we gave them too much respect, too much time on the ball and we got punished with another set play.

"We put some decent balls in to the box but we've got to be a little bit braver. I don't mind people getting in the box and missing, it's when they're not getting in there that concerns me.

"Everything's been positive since I came in but the second half worried me, if I'm honest."

Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"It's another three points and we've turned the corner slightly, although there's still a long way to go. I was pleased with the performance, it was very professional.

"We knew it was going to be tough tonight in difficult conditions, very windy, but we were very solid and scored the goals at the right time. We were possibly unfortunate that we didn't score three or four.

"There's not a lot between the teams and sometimes you need some luck. Tonight, we didn't need that luck because we were the better side."

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Lincoln City 0-2 Northampton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Beckwith 37
    • Johnson 74

    Lincoln City

    • 01 Anyon
    • 04 Watts
    • 19 Clapham
    • 26 Gowling
    • 28 Hoyte
    • 07 Carayol (McCallum 77)
    • 08 Keltie
    • 15 Howell
    • 17 Jarrett
    • 10 Broughton (Facey 63)
    • 27 Hutchinson (Grimes 63)

    Substitutes

    • 20 Musselwhite,
    • 03 Anderson,
    • 05 Swaibu,
    • 09 McCallum,
    • 11 Kerr,
    • 29 Grimes,
    • 18 Facey

    Northampton

    • 01 Dunn
    • 06 Beckwith
    • 14 Johnson
    • 23 Davis
    • 25 Tozer
    • 07 Gilligan (Rodgers 83)
    • 08 Osman yellow card
    • 11 Holt
    • 12 Wedderburn
    • 16 McKay
    • 18 McKenzie (Guinan 50)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Walker,
    • 02 Rodgers,
    • 05 Hinton,
    • 17 Jacobs,
    • 21 Slowe,
    • 09 Guinan,
    • 19 Konstantinou
    Ref: Mark BrownAtt: 4,459
    LINCOLN CITY
    NORTHAMPTON

    Possession

    • Lincoln City 48%
    • Northampton 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Lincoln City 0
    • Northampton 2

    Attempts off target

    • Lincoln City 8
    • Northampton 8

    Corners

    • Lincoln City 3
    • Northampton 7

    Fouls

    • Lincoln City 10
    • Northampton 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:21 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+2:25 Header from deep inside the area by Luke Howell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 90:00+1:02 Steve Guinan challenges Gavin Hoyte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick. Shot from deep inside the area by Ashley Grimes clears the crossbar.
    • 90:00+0:14 The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:05 Luke Howell takes a shot.
    • 87:16 Clark Keltie fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gavin Hoyte.
    • 85:04 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nathaniel Wedderburn, The ball is swung over by John Johnson.
    • 84:44 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.
    • 83:50 Liam Davis produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 82:32 Substitution Paul Rodgers replaces Ryan Gilligan.
    • 81:54 Corner taken by Clark Keltie from the right by-line, save by Chris Dunn.
    • 79:02 Headed effort from close range by Delroy Facey goes wide left of the target.
    • 77:30 Effort from the edge of the box by Billy Mckay goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 76:55 Substitution Mustapha Carayol leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin McCallum.
    • 75:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Guinan on Josh Gowling. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:15 Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Gilligan from the left by-line,
    • 73:15 GOAL - John JohnsonLincoln City 0 - 2 Northampton John Johnson scores a headed goal from close range. Lincoln City 0-2 Northampton.
    • 72:09 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn, Clark Keltie manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:16 Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn by Luke Howell results in a free kick. Liam Davis takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:02 Luke Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.
    • 65:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Guinan by Josh Gowling. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
    • 62:47 Substitution Delroy Facey is brought on as a substitute for Drewe Broughton.
    • 62:29 Substitution Ashley Grimes is brought on as a substitute for Ben Hutchinson.
    • 61:37 Drewe Broughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
    • 59:37 Dean Beckwith has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 59:22 Header from inside the area by Abdul Osman strikes the post.
    • 57:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Drewe Broughton on Dean Beckwith. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.
    • 56:37 Dean Beckwith fouled by Drewe Broughton, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
    • 53:44 Ben Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tozer. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
    • 49:22 Josh Gowling challenges Andrew Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis.
    • 49:22 Substitution Leon McKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Guinan.
    • 46:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson by Nathaniel Wedderburn. Free kick taken by Jamie Clapham.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:26 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:48 Dean Beckwith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Drewe Broughton. Jamie Clapham takes the free kick.
    • 44:25 The referee blows for offside against Leon McKenzie. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
    • 43:59 Luke Howell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 43:07 Inswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line.
    • 42:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Luke Howell. Luke Howell takes the free kick.
    • 40:03 Billy Mckay has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 36:15 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn, assist by Billy Mckay.
    • 36:15 GOAL - Dean BeckwithLincoln City 0 - 1 Northampton Dean Beckwith finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Northampton.
    • 34:10 Corner taken by Ryan Gilligan.
    • 33:50 Nathaniel Wedderburn takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
    • 32:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdul Osman on Ben Hutchinson. Albert Jarrett takes the free kick.
    • 28:48 Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Watts. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
    • 27:22 Ben Hutchinson challenges Ben Tozer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:10 Drewe Broughton challenges Dean Beckwith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
    • 24:39 Drewe Broughton has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 23:54 John Johnson challenges Ben Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Clapham takes the direct free kick.
    • 21:42 Abdul Osman is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
    • 20:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Hutchinson. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn. Inswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line.
    • 18:10 Foul by Abdul Osman on Albert Jarrett, free kick awarded. Jamie Clapham takes the free kick.
    • 18:10 Booking Abdul Osman receives a yellow card.
    • 16:02 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from the right by-line, Shot from close range by Albert Jarrett misses to the left of the goal.
    • 14:55 Unfair challenge on Clark Keltie by Nathaniel Wedderburn results in a free kick. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Abdul Osman. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:46 Drewe Broughton is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
    • 8:24 The referee penalises Drewe Broughton for handball. John Johnson takes the free kick.
    • 6:26 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn, Andrew Holt takes a shot.
    • 4:19 Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
    • 3:19 Unfair challenge on Drewe Broughton by John Johnson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Clapham.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    As it stood on 2 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chesterfield 15 15 32
    2 Port Vale 15 11 29
    3 Bury 15 9 28
    4 Shrewsbury 15 9 27
    5 Wycombe 15 8 25
    6 Rotherham 15 6 24
    7 Torquay 15 7 23
    8 Stevenage 15 6 22
    9 Cheltenham 14 -3 21
    10 Bradford 15 -2 20
    11 Crewe 15 10 19
    12 Aldershot 15 -3 19
    13 Macclesfield 15 -4 19
    14 Burton Albion 15 3 18
    15 Oxford Utd 15 -2 17
    16 Southend 14 -2 17
    17 Morecambe 15 -5 17
    18 Accrington 15 -2 16
    19 Northampton 15 -6 16
    20 Gillingham 15 -5 15
    21 Stockport 15 -14 15
    22 Hereford 15 -10 14
    23 Lincoln City 15 -10 13
    24 Barnet 15 -16 12


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