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Northampton   2 - 1   Lincoln City

Northampton Town 2-1 Lincoln City

Northampton 2-1 Lincoln

Defender John Johnson scored a superb long-range winner to earn Northampton victory against fellow League Two strugglers Lincoln.

The Cobblers took the lead when Billy McKay fired in after Abdul Osman nodded on Andy Holt's long throw.

Lincoln hit back when Josh O'Keefe found the top corner with a blistering shot from 30 yards.

But with time ticking down Johnson found himself in an advanced position and fired in a 25-yard winner.


Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"We controlled the game for long periods. We had plenty of shots and didn't really make their goalkeeper work but I was pretty pleased with the performance.

"I thought the two centre-halves were excellent, after being criticised for Saturday's performance, and they responded in the right manner.

"When they scored the equaliser, I wanted a response from our crowd to gee us up and get us back in the game and get the winner. That's all I wanted and I don't think it's too much to ask."

Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:
"We certainly deserved a point. I thought we were by far the better side in the first half, we kept the ball really well. In the second half they looked dangerous from set pieces but in open play never looked like hurting us.

"I felt we dominated proceedings but it's disappointing to concede in the last two minutes. It was a good strike by the lad but I felt we could have cleared our lines better.

"If we show that passion to the end of the season then we'll be OK but we have to perform like that week in, week out to climb the table. We didn't get the result today but we did show passion and we have to carry on doing that."

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northampton 2-1 Lincoln City FT
(HT 0-0)
  • McKay 64
  • Johnson 88
  • O'Keefe 75

Northampton

  • 01 Dunn
  • 06 Beckwith
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Tozer
  • 08 Osman
  • 11 Holt
  • 12 Wedderburn
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 23 Davis
  • 16 McKay (King 86)
  • 30 Jarvis (Herbert 66)

Substitutes

  • 13 Walker,
  • 02 Rodgers,
  • 03 Hall,
  • 07 Gilligan,
  • 15 Herbert,
  • 27 Kaziboni,
  • 28 King

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Anderson yellow card
  • 04 Watts (Green 90+1)
  • 06 Hone
  • 28 Hoyte
  • 11 Kerr (Jarrett 73)
  • 14 O'Keefe
  • 15 Howell
  • 29 Grimes
  • 18 Facey
  • 27 Hutchinson (Carayol 72)

Substitutes

  • 20 Musselwhite,
  • 02 Green,
  • 07 Carayol,
  • 09 McCallum,
  • 17 Jarrett,
  • 25 Hughton,
  • 10 Broughton
Ref: HegleyAtt: 4,112
NORTHAMPTON
LINCOLN CITY

Possession

  • Northampton 55%
  • Lincoln City 45%

Attempts on target

  • Northampton 7
  • Lincoln City 6

Attempts off target

  • Northampton 8
  • Lincoln City 4

Corners

  • Northampton 4
  • Lincoln City 3

Fouls

  • Northampton 11
  • Lincoln City 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:20 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:54 Luke Howell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 90:00+4:42 The ball is crossed by Mustapha Carayol, Abdul Osman manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:25 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Hone.
  • 90:00+1:12 The ball is delivered by Craig King, blocked by Gavin Hoyte.
  • 90:00+0:32 Substitution Paul Green on for Adam Watts.
  • 89:37 John Johnson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 87:42 GOAL - John JohnsonNorthampton 2 - 1 Lincoln City A goal is scored by John Johnson from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Lincoln City.
  • 87:35 A cross is delivered by Andrew Holt.
  • 85:16 Daniel Hone concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Holt. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Jacobs from left channel, clearance made by Adam Watts.
  • 85:16 Substitution Craig King replaces Billy Mckay.
  • 82:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Howell on John Johnson. Liam Davis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:32 Joe Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Joe Anyon.
  • 81:32 Booking Joe Anderson is given a yellow card.
  • 80:17 Foul by Andrew Holt on Mustapha Carayol, free kick awarded. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:36 Abdul Osman takes a shot.
  • 79:11 Luke Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:32 Gavin Hoyte concedes a free kick for a foul on Courtney Herbert. Free kick crossed by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Gavin Hoyte.
  • 76:54 Albert Jarrett takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
  • 75:32 Andrew Holt challenges Daniel Hone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
  • 74:14 GOAL - Josh O'KeefeNorthampton 1 - 1 Lincoln City Goal scored by Josh O'Keefe from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Lincoln City.
  • 73:28 Shot by Courtney Herbert. Adam Watts gets a block in.
  • 72:12 Substitution Albert Jarrett on for Scott Kerr.
  • 71:55 Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Mustapha Carayol coming on for Ben Hutchinson.
  • 71:33 Header from close in by Adam Watts misses to the left of the goal.
  • 70:58 Corner from left by-line taken by Luke Howell.
  • 69:52 The ball is delivered by John Johnson, Andrew Holt takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
  • 68:09 Centre by Gavin Hoyte, save by Chris Dunn.
  • 65:42 Substitution Courtney Herbert comes on in place of Ryan Jarvis.
  • 65:05 The ball is delivered by Andrew Holt, comfortable save by Joe Anyon.
  • 63:14 GOAL - Billy MckayNorthampton 1 - 0 Lincoln City Goal scored by Billy Mckay from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Lincoln City.
  • 62:42 John Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ashley Grimes gets a block in.
  • 62:17 Centre by Michael Jacobs, Scott Kerr manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:30 Billy Mckay produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 60:54 Ashley Grimes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
  • 60:45 Centre by Delroy Facey, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.
  • 59:33 Unfair challenge on Adam Watts by Billy Mckay results in a free kick. Adam Watts restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:30 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, Billy Mckay has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 58:18 Andrew Holt produces a cross, Scott Kerr gets a block in.
  • 56:31 Billy Mckay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Hone. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 53:49 Centre by John Johnson, Daniel Hone makes a clearance.
  • 52:52 Ashley Grimes has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 51:49 Abdul Osman sends in a cross.
  • 51:41 Liam Davis delivers the ball.
  • 50:20 The ball is swung over by Abdul Osman, Gavin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:54 Scott Kerr takes a shot. Fantastic save by Chris Dunn.
  • Correction - 49:30 Dean Beckwith challenges Delroy Facey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Howell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:30 Delroy Facey fouled by Dean Beckwith, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Howell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:43 A cross is delivered by Liam Davis.
  • 47:07 Josh O'Keefe has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 46:54 Delroy Facey delivers the ball, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:25 Delroy Facey produces a cross, blocked by John Johnson.
  • 45:45 Corner taken by Michael Jacobs.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:13 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:35 Liam Davis has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 44:08 Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Daniel Hone gets a block in.
  • 43:58 The ball is crossed by Billy Mckay.
  • 43:51 Liam Davis delivers the ball.
  • 42:49 The ball is delivered by Gavin Hoyte, comfortable save by Chris Dunn.
  • 41:38 Centre by Josh O'Keefe, Foul by Andrew Holt on Daniel Hone, free kick awarded. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:52 The ball is swung over by John Johnson, Ashley Grimes gets a block in.
  • 37:47 The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, save made by Joe Anyon.
  • 37:34 The referee gives a free kick against Ashley Grimes for handball. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.
  • 36:30 Billy Mckay has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 36:13 Joe Anderson crosses the ball.
  • 35:31 Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn on Luke Howell, free kick awarded. Luke Howell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Michael Jacobs makes a clearance.
  • 35:03 The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, Joe Anyon makes a save.
  • 34:24 Ben Hutchinson challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
  • 34:03 The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, Joe Anyon makes a save.
  • 32:56 Billy Mckay sends in a cross, Daniel Hone gets a block in.
  • 32:21 Centre by Andrew Holt, Daniel Hone makes a clearance.
  • 31:31 The ball is swung over by Ben Tozer, clearance by Delroy Facey.
  • 31:02 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, Delroy Facey manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:51 A cross is delivered by Liam Davis, clearance by Daniel Hone.
  • 28:48 Andrew Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Hoyte. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Howell, save by Chris Dunn.
  • 28:17 Ben Hutchinson fouled by Dean Beckwith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gavin Hoyte.
  • 27:21 Ben Hutchinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:03 Joe Anderson delivers the ball, Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
  • 25:25 Short corner worked by Luke Howell, Centre by Joe Anderson.
  • 24:52 Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
  • 20:46 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Howell.
  • 20:01 Dean Beckwith challenges Ben Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Luke Howell, Ben Tozer makes a clearance.
  • 19:05 Luke Howell concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Jacobs.
  • 17:35 Foul by Liam Davis on Delroy Facey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Hone.
  • Correction - 16:38 Gavin Hoyte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Jacobs from left wing.
  • 16:38 Gavin Hoyte concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Jarvis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Billy Mckay from left wing.
  • 15:59 Shot from just outside the area by Ryan Jarvis goes over the bar.
  • 15:31 Delroy Facey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Nathaniel Wedderburn takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:51 Effort on goal by Andrew Holt from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 11:02 The ball is delivered by Gavin Hoyte, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
  • 8:08 Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.
  • 5:43 A cross is delivered by Liam Davis, save by Joe Anyon.
  • 5:04 Ben Hutchinson challenges Dean Beckwith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:53 Abdul Osman takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.
  • 0:43 The ball is crossed by Andrew Holt, Daniel Hone makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 21 19 42
2 Rotherham 21 16 40
3 Wycombe 22 10 40
4 Port Vale 22 9 39
5 Bury 21 13 35
6 Shrewsbury 21 12 34
7 Cheltenham 22 1 33
8 Crewe 21 15 32
9 Gillingham 22 0 30
10 Bradford 22 -5 30
11 Torquay 21 7 29
12 Oxford Utd 22 -2 29
13 Stevenage 21 5 27
14 Northampton 22 -7 27
15 Southend 21 -1 26
16 Macclesfield 22 -8 26
17 Burton Albion 21 2 25
18 Accrington 21 -2 25
19 Aldershot 21 -7 25
20 Morecambe 21 -5 24
21 Stockport 23 -23 23
22 Lincoln City 20 -14 19
23 Hereford 22 -17 19
24 Barnet 23 -18 19


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