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  • Date:04 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Thornton (3) Jacobs (74)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Paul Turnbull. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Conlon.

91mins

Foul by George Donnelly on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Leon McKenzie goes over the bar.

90mins

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

90mins

Effort on goal by Kevin Thornton from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

89mins

Abdul Osman sends in a cross, clearance made by Jake Simpson.

85mins

Centre by Paul Turnbull, clearance by Dean Beckwith.

84mins

Jake Simpson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Pilkington.

83mins

Barry Conlon is penalised for a handball. John Johnson takes the indirect free kick.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton played to the near post, clearance made by Greg Tansey.

79mins

Ryan Gilligan produces a cross, clearance by Robbie Williams.

79mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Gilligan, clearance by George Donnelly.

77mins

Shot by Michael Jacobs from inside the box hits the post.

75mins

A goal is scored by Michael Jacobs from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-0 Stockport.Leon McKenzie provided the assist for the goal.

74mins

Liam Davis crosses the ball, Matthew Glennon makes a brilliant save.

74mins

Liam Davis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

73mins

Danny Pilkington replaces Adam Griffin.

72mins

Corner taken by Kevin Thornton.

71mins

Kevin Thornton takes the inswinging corner, Robbie Williams makes a save.

71mins

Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Glennon.

70mins

The offside flag is raised against Barry Conlon. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

70mins

The official flags Michael Jacobs offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.

70mins

Short corner taken by Michael Jacobs.

68mins

Billy Mckay leaves the field to be replaced by Craig King.

64mins

Greg Tansey is booked. Leon McKenzie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Barry Conlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

62mins

Anthony Pulis leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Conlon.

62mins

Close range shot by David Poole goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61mins

Greg Tansey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

59mins

The official flags Leon McKenzie offside. Free kick taken by Andy Halls.

58mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Tansey on Kevin Thornton. Kevin Thornton takes the indirect free kick.

56mins

Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Gilligan goes over the target.

56mins

Paul Turnbull concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Ben Tozer takes the indirect free kick.

55mins

The offside flag is raised against Leon McKenzie. Matthew Glennon restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

John Johnson produces a cross.

54mins

Ryan Gilligan takes a shot. Save by Matthew Glennon.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Greg Tansey. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

50mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton played to the near post.

49mins

Abdul Osman fouled by Adam Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. John Johnson takes the free kick.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie by Tom Aldred results in a free kick. Kevin Thornton takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

John Johnson delivers the ball, Anthony Pulis makes a clearance.

46mins

David Poole is caught offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

46mins

Andy Halls delivers the ball, clearance made by Dean Beckwith.

46mins

Michael Jacobs on for Andrew Holt.

46mins

(Northampton) makes a substitution, with Michael Jacobs coming on for Andrew Holt.

44mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andrew Holt misses to the left of the goal.

43mins

A cross is delivered by John Johnson, Jordan Rose manages to make a clearance.

39mins

Anthony Pulis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton. Free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.

38mins

Unfair challenge on John Johnson by Adam Griffin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

37mins

The ball is crossed by Andy Halls.

36mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Jordan Rose.

35mins

Greg Tansey takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Adam Griffin. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.

32mins

The ball is swung over by Andy Halls, clearance by John Johnson.

32mins

Foul by Billy Mckay on Tom Aldred, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.

31mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against George Donnelly. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by George Donnelly. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

26mins

The ball is sent over by Robbie Williams, Paul Turnbull has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22mins

Robbie Williams is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Leon McKenzie fouled by Robbie Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Thornton restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Robbie Williams goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Robbie Williams on Leon McKenzie, free kick awarded. Kevin Thornton takes the free kick.

21mins

Billy Mckay delivers the ball, Andy Halls makes a clearance.

17mins

Foul by Jordan Rose on Leon McKenzie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.

15mins

Robbie Williams takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Dunn.

15mins

Liam Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Williams. Adam Griffin takes the free kick.

14mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Aldred by Abdul Osman. Free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.

12mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Holt goes wide of the left-hand upright.

9mins

John Johnson crosses the ball, Jordan Rose makes a clearance.

7mins

The referee gives a free kick against Leon McKenzie for handball. Free kick taken by Jordan Rose.

6mins

Centre by Andrew Holt, Billy Mckay has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

4mins

A goal is scored by Kevin Thornton from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Stockport.Ben Tozer provided the assist for the goal.

The referee gets the game underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Duo back for Cobblers Northampton will have Leon McKenzie and John Johnson available for their home clash with Stockport. Striker McKenzie (knee) and defender Johnson (thigh) both missed last week's FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, but after training all week boss Ian Sampson expects the pair to be fit. Sampson will be without Craig Hinton and Steve Guinan as they have joined Luton and Forest Green respectively on loan and Guinan's move could become permanent in January. Striker Tadhg Purcell remains the only injury absentee and he will not feature again this season as he nurses a knee ligament injury. The game at Sixfields looks set to beat the freezing conditions and a club statement read: "The club will continue to monitor the ongoing weather conditions but are likely to leave the pitch covers in place until as late as possible on Saturday. "The temperatures are predicted to rise during Saturday, so the club remain hopeful that the game will go ahead as planned. No pitch inspection is currently anticipated." Stockport boss Paul Simpson will be without defender Mansour Assoumani through suspension. Assoumani was sent off in County`s recent 5-0 home defeat at the hands of Port Vale and will be replaced by Jordan Rose. Stockport this week extended Southampton midfielder Anthony Pulis' loan spell for a third month - until January 4. He looks set to earn a starting role but rookie goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has returned to West Brom following the end of his loan spell at Edgeley Park. County`s last match was the home thumping against Vale and Simpson said: "The players have been very disappointed and I think they were a bit embarrassed as well but the focus now is getting a result against Northampton."

Formation:442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

Formation: 451Manager: Paul Simpson

Stockport

  • Chris Dunn
  • John Johnson
  • Dean Beckwith
  • Ben Tozer
  • Liam Davis
  • Ryan Gilligan
  • Abdul Osman
  • Kevin Thornton
  • Andrew Holt
  • Billy Mckay
  • Leon McKenzie
  • SUBS
  • Paul Walker
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Marcus Hall
  • Nathaniel Wedderburn
  • Courtney Herbert
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Craig King

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Match Report

Cobblers ease to victory Goals in each half from Kevin Thornton and sub Michael Jacobs earned Northampton a 2-0 win against Stockport - only their fourth home victory of the season. Recalled to the starting line-up, Thornton gave Northampton the perfect start with a fourth-minute goal, cutting inside two defenders before beating goalkeeper Matt Glennon with a neat finish. Cobblers had two penalty appeals turned down when Leon McKenzie and John Johnson went down in the box, and Stockport made the most of the let off to work their way into the game. Anthony Pulis fired wide at the near post and Greg Tansey tested Chris Dunn. Northampton picked up the tempo again in the second half as Thornton saw a shot turned around the post by Glennon and from the ensuing corner, Abdul Osman saw his header deflected over. Jacobs secured the points in the 75th minute when McKenzie set him free in the box and he curled the ball around Glennon from a tight angle. The unmarked George Donnelly missed a great chance to reduce the arrears a minute later, but Northampton almost added a third when Glennon saved from McKenzie and Jacobs struck the upright from the rebound.

Form Guide

    LWWDLD
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Stockport
  • DLLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Stockport
  • 17/04/2006
  • Stockport
  • 4 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 22/10/2005
  • Stockport
  • 2 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 09/04/1991
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Stockport
  • 13/10/1990
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Stockport
  • 21/03/1987
  • Stockport
  • 0 - 3
  • Northampton
  • 27/10/1986

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • L McKenzie 5
  • A Holt 2
  • A Osman 2
  • D Beckwith 2
  • K Thornton 2
  • B Mckay 2
  • J Johnson 1
  • B Tozer 1

Stockport

  • G Donnelly 7
  • P Turnbull 3
  • R Williams 1
  • M Assoumani 1
  • A Pulis 1
  • G Tansey 1
  • T Fisher 1
  • W Fletcher 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stockport

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 16
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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