Substitute Paul Mullin earned a point for Morecambe against Northampton.
John Johnson's header put the Cobblers ahead, but Morecambe levelled when Kevan Hurst fired home through a crowd.
Kevin Thornton restored Northampton's lead, robbing Andy Parish and smashing in, before Jimmy Spencer equalised with a far post header.
Parish then conceded a penalty which Leon McKenzie tucked away, but Mullin rescued a point for the visitors by bundling home Tony Capaldi's cross.
Northampton boss Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton: "That's probably the worst we've played for months.
"I thought I had a team of passers but tonight they couldn't pass water.
"I was a bit disappointed because I know we've got better players than that. It was just a bad day and we were lucky to get a point in the end."
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Npower League Two
McKenzie (pen) 71
04 Thornton (Rodgers 74)
23 Davis (Wedderburn 73)
18 McKenzie (Holt 73)
22 Parrish yellow card
27 Charnock yellow card
17 Fleming (Hunter 77)
10 Jevons (Mullin 78)
14 Spencer (Hendrie 83)
Ref: Robert MadleyAtt: 3,522
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
94:07 The referee ends the match.
90:00+3:22 Corner taken by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line.
90:00+3:17 Stewart Hendrie delivers the ball, Ben Tozer makes a clearance.
90:00+2:06 Garry Hunter crosses the ball, Laurence Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dunn. Chris Dunn takes
the direct free kick.
90:00+1:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn on Kevan Hurst. Tony Capaldi takes the free kick.
90:00+0:28 Josh Walker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Holdsworth manages to make a clearance.
89:57 Shaun Harrad sends in a cross, clearance made by Kieran Charnock.
89:22 Headed effort on goal by Paul Mullin from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
87:55 The referee blows for offside against Paul Mullin. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
87:07 The assist for the goal came from Laurence Wilson.
87:07 GOAL - Paul Mullin:Northampton 3 - 3 Morecambe Paul Mullin scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 3-3 Morecambe.
84:59 Stewart Hendrie has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
83:35 Shaun Harrad gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Capaldi. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
82:28 Laurence Wilson challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Walker takes the direct free kick.
82:28 Substitution Stewart Hendrie replaces James Spencer.
81:27 Laurence Wilson challenges Paul Rodgers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Walker takes the direct free kick.
80:51 Kieran Charnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
77:31 Substitution Phil Jevons goes off and Paul Mullin comes on.
76:06 Substitution Garry Hunter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Fleming.
73:09 Substitution Paul Rodgers on for Kevin Thornton.
72:35 Substitution Leon McKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Holt.
72:11 Substitution Nathaniel Wedderburn on for Liam Davis.
70:21 Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, The referee gives a against Andy Parrish
70:21 GOAL - Leon McKenzie:Northampton 3 - 2 Morecambe Leon McKenzie scores a penalty. Northampton 3-2 Morecambe.
69:45 Booking Andy Parrish receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
68:24 Leon McKenzie sends in a cross, Andy Parrish gets a block in.
66:19 Michael Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons. Direct free kick taken by Tony Capaldi.
65:41 A cross is delivered by Liam Davis.
64:37 Phil Jevons provided the assist for the goal.
64:37 GOAL - James Spencer:Northampton 2 - 2 Morecambe James Spencer grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Northampton 2-2 Morecambe.
63:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevan Hurst by Marcus Hall. Laurence Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
61:24 Inswinging corner taken by Laurence Wilson.
57:47 James Spencer takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
57:15 John Johnson crosses the ball, save made by Barry Roche.
55:57 Phil Jevons takes a shot. Dean Beckwith gets a block in.
55:44 Phil Jevons sends in a cross, Marcus Hall manages to make a clearance.
54:28 John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.
52:52 The official flags James Spencer offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
49:14 The assist for the goal came from Leon McKenzie.
49:14 GOAL - Kevin Thornton:Northampton 2 - 1 Morecambe A goal is scored by Kevin Thornton from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Morecambe.
48:49 Phil Jevons takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
47:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by James Spencer. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
47:07 Liam Davis produces a cross, Tony Capaldi manages to make a clearance.
45:19 John Johnson challenges Laurence Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Capaldi.
45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
45:00+1:07 The referee calls an end to the first half.
45:00+0:11 Centre by Stewart Drummond.
45:00+0:01 The ball is delivered by Kevan Hurst, Marcus Hall manages to make a clearance.
43:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Tony Capaldi. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.
42:27 Leon McKenzie is ruled offside. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
41:27 Shaun Harrad has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
38:22 The ball is swung over by Liam Davis.
37:33 Laurence Wilson sends in a cross, Dean Beckwith makes a clearance.
37:14 Dean Beckwith takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.
36:33 Kevan Hurst gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Hall. Marcus Hall restarts play with the free kick.
35:48 The ball is swung over by Laurence Wilson, Headed effort from inside the area by James Spencer misses to the right of the
35:29 Unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Kevin Thornton results in a free kick. Stewart Drummond restarts play with the free
35:18 Kevan Hurst produces a cross, Liam Davis makes a clearance.
33:28 Laurence Wilson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Jacobs.
32:59 Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.
32:25 Inswinging corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line, clearance made by Leon McKenzie.
31:54 Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
29:47 Laurence Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie. Josh Walker takes the free kick.
27:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Kieran Charnock. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick. Effort
on goal by Dean Beckwith from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
27:54 Booking Kieran Charnock is given a yellow card.
25:55 Foul by Michael Jacobs on Stewart Drummond, free kick awarded. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.
24:23 John Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Spencer. Tony Capaldi takes the free kick.
23:50 Shaun Harrad produces a cross.
21:25 GOAL - Kevan Hurst:Northampton 1 - 1 Morecambe Kevan Hurst gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton
20:41 Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Fleming. Andy Holdsworth restarts play with the free kick.
19:16 Phil Jevons is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
16:06 Corner taken by Kevin Thornton.
15:34 Shot by Leon McKenzie from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
12:20 The assist for the goal came from Marcus Hall.
12:20 GOAL - John Johnson:Northampton 1 - 0 Morecambe John Johnson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Northampton 1-0 Morecambe.
11:29 Andrew Fleming challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
10:45 Short corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line, Laurence Wilson manages to make a clearance.
8:43 Kevan Hurst delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Tozer.
5:24 The ball is swung over by Stewart Drummond.
0:00 The game gets underway.
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