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Northampton   0 - 0   Port Vale

Highlights - Northampton 0-0 Port Vale

Northampton 0-0 Port Vale

Ten-man Northampton held high-flying Port Vale to a draw thanks to a determined rearguard effort.

In a tight game, the first attempt on goal did not come until the 22nd minute when Michael Jacobs curled a 25-yard free-kick just wide for the Cobblers.

Abdul Osman was sent off on the stroke of half-time for a two-footed tackle on Anthony Griffith.

Chris Dunn saved well at the feet of Justin Richards and Louis Dodds hit the bar in injury time for the visitors.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"There's never been a question about the spirit and the togetherness of the squad, they stuck together.

"I thought the sending off was harsh. We'd have had a better chance of winning the game with 11 on the field, but we had to decide whether or not to contain them or leave ourselves open at the back.

"We made the decision to contain them and it's been justified."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:
"It's the story of our season so far, we've looked very sound defensively, created chances and not took them.

"We've got to feel disappointed because another two points on the board with the chances we've created would have helped us enormously.

"Another clean sheet, it's a positive result, we haven't got beaten, our run continues but we're disappointed not to have got three points."

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 0-0 Port Vale FT
(HT 0-0)

      Northampton

      • 01 Dunn
      • 06 Beckwith
      • 14 Johnson yellow card
      • 25 Tozer
      • 08 Osman red card
      • 11 Holt
      • 12 Wedderburn
      • 17 Jacobs
      • 23 Davis
      • 16 McKay (Hall 82)
      • 28 King (Rodgers 66)

      Substitutes

      • 13 Walker,
      • 02 Rodgers,
      • 03 Hall,
      • 05 Hinton,
      • 04 Thornton,
      • 21 Slowe,
      • 09 Guinan

      Port Vale

      • 12 Tomlinson
      • 02 Yates
      • 05 McCombe
      • 06 Owen
      • 14 Taylor
      • 04 Griffith (J Richards 46)
      • 07 Loft
      • 16 Haldane (Taylor 64)
      • 22 Roberts
      • 09 M Richards yellow card
      • 17 Rigg (Dodds 73)

      Substitutes

      • 01 C Martin,
      • 21 Sutton,
      • 03 Taylor,
      • 10 Fraser,
      • 18 Morsy,
      • 08 Dodds,
      • 11 J Richards
      Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 4,612
      NORTHAMPTON
      PORT VALE

      Possession

      • Northampton 45%
      • Port Vale 55%

      Attempts on target

      • Northampton 7
      • Port Vale 7

      Attempts off target

      • Northampton 3
      • Port Vale 8

      Corners

      • Northampton 2
      • Port Vale 6

      Fouls

      • Northampton 11
      • Port Vale 10
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+5:25 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
      • 90:00+4:31 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Taylor.
      • 90:00+4:20 Effort on goal by Marc Richards from long range goes over the bar.
      • 90:00+3:08 Unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Gareth Owen results in a free kick. Nathaniel Wedderburn takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+2:07 Louis Dodds produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the post.
      • 90:00+1:20 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Roberts from left wing, clearance by Ben Tozer.
      • 90:00+1:20 Booking The referee shows John Johnson a yellow card.
      • 90:00+0:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Paul Rodgers.
      • 89:59 Effort on goal by Gary Roberts from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 89:47 Kris Taylor sends in a cross, save by Chris Dunn.
      • 88:56 Corner taken short by Doug Loft.
      • 87:56 Kris Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.
      • 86:40 Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 86:07 Robert Taylor takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a brilliant save.
      • 82:15 Gary Roberts produces a cross.
      • 81:24 Short corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line.
      • 81:24 Substitution Marcus Hall on for Billy Mckay.
      • 79:47 Justin Richards takes a shot. Brilliant save by Chris Dunn.
      • 78:06 Kris Taylor sends in a cross, save by Chris Dunn.
      • 75:54 Louis Dodds delivers the ball, save made by Chris Dunn.
      • Correction - 75:40 The ball is crossed by Louis Dodds, save by Chris Dunn.
      • 75:40 Gareth Owen sends in a cross, Chris Dunn makes a save.
      • 74:50 Doug Loft takes a shot.
      • 74:37 Gary Roberts delivers the ball, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.
      • 72:35 Substitution Louis Dodds on for Sean Rigg.
      • 71:35 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft played to the near post, save made by Chris Dunn.
      • 71:18 Doug Loft takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a fantastic save.
      • 70:23 Michael Jacobs challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kris Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Ben Tozer.
      • 69:02 Corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
      • 68:48 Shot by Michael Jacobs from 20 yards. Blocked by Gareth Owen.
      • 68:16 Billy Mckay takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.
      • 65:30 Corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Dean Beckwith goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 65:30 Substitution Paul Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for Craig King.
      • 63:02 Substitution Robert Taylor on for Lewis Haldane.
      • 60:53 Lewis Haldane concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
      • 60:24 Andrew Holt crosses the ball, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
      • 60:16 John Johnson sends in a cross.
      • 59:15 Shot from deep inside the area by Doug Loft clears the crossbar.
      • 55:34 Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
      • 52:25 Effort from 20 yards by Billy Mckay. Comfortable save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 51:53 Kris Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
      • 48:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Lewis Haldane. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
      • 45:01 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Justin Richards coming on for Anthony Griffith.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+3:37 The first half comes to an end.
      • 45:00+3:03 Effort on goal by Michael Jacobs from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 45:00+2:09 Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
      • 45:00+2:09 Booking Marc Richards shown a yellow card.
      • 45:00+1:59 Dean Beckwith fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 45:00+0:36 Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
      • 45:00+0:36 Sent off Red card for Abdul Osman.
      • 44:39 Abdul Osman challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 43:52 Effort from 12 yards by Billy Mckay. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 42:38 The ball is swung over by Marc Richards, Sean Rigg takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Dunn.
      • 42:31 Kris Taylor crosses the ball.
      • 41:51 Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Rigg. John McCombe takes the free kick.
      • 40:48 Unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Billy Mckay results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 40:28 The referee gives a free kick against Anthony Griffith for handball. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
      • 40:01 Shot by Sean Rigg. Blocked by John Johnson.
      • 36:34 John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
      • 34:46 Foul by Marc Richards on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.
      • 34:26 The ball is crossed by Craig King, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 33:09 The ball is crossed by Andrew Holt, clearance by John McCombe.
      • 29:34 The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts, save made by Chris Dunn.
      • 28:36 Gareth Owen concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tozer. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
      • 28:04 Doug Loft takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Andrew Holt.
      • 27:28 Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
      • 26:01 Sean Rigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.
      • 25:18 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Marc Richards goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 22:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Mckay on Adam Yates. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.
      • 20:47 The referee penalises Lewis Haldane for handball. Michael Jacobs has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
      • 18:47 Foul by Marc Richards on Andrew Holt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
      • 17:50 The ball is crossed by Andrew Holt, clearance by John McCombe.
      • 16:06 Dean Beckwith fouled by Sean Rigg, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
      • 13:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Sean Rigg. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.
      • 10:07 Andrew Holt fouled by Sean Rigg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
      • 8:26 Gareth Owen sends in a cross, Close range header by Sean Rigg misses to the right of the goal.
      • 7:49 Corner from right by-line taken by Doug Loft.
      • 7:42 The ball is swung over by Marc Richards, Ben Tozer gets a block in.
      • 6:49 Michael Jacobs has a volleyed shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a brilliant save.
      • 5:35 Shot from just outside the area by Marc Richards goes over the bar.
      • 5:16 Andrew Holt challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. John McCombe takes the free kick.
      • 3:55 The ball is crossed by Kris Taylor, comfortable save by Chris Dunn.
      • 2:42 The ball is sent over by Liam Davis, Stuart Tomlinson makes a brilliant save.
      • 1:59 Dean Beckwith takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 1:32 Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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      Npower League Two table snapshot

      As it stood on 13 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Chesterfield 16 14 32
      2 Port Vale 16 11 30
      3 Shrewsbury 16 9 28
      4 Wycombe 16 9 28
      5 Bury 16 8 28
      6 Rotherham 16 7 27
      7 Torquay 16 7 24
      8 Stevenage 16 6 23
      9 Crewe 16 12 22
      10 Macclesfield 16 -2 22
      11 Cheltenham 15 -3 22
      12 Burton Albion 16 4 21
      13 Bradford 16 -3 20
      14 Aldershot 16 -5 19
      15 Southend 15 -2 18
      16 Stockport 16 -13 18
      17 Accrington 16 -2 17
      18 Oxford Utd 16 -3 17
      19 Morecambe 16 -6 17
      20 Northampton 16 -6 17
      21 Lincoln City 16 -9 16
      22 Gillingham 16 -7 15
      23 Hereford 16 -10 15
      24 Barnet 16 -16 13


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