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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:4,621
Goal!

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93:09 +3.09

Craig Lindfield produces a cross, Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.

92:25 +2.25

A cross is delivered by Ben Tozer, Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kern Miller. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.

91:10 +1.10

Kurtis Guthrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer. Ben Tozer takes the direct free kick.

89:47

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Kevin McIntyre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

87:35

Effort on goal by Kurtis Guthrie from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

87:06

Ashley Westwood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:26

Jake Robinson takes the outswinging corner, Kevin Long makes a clearance.

85:54

Shot from 12 yards by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Blocked by Dean Winnard.

85:25

Kevin McIntyre challenges Lewis Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

85:00

Bas Savage on for Ashley Corker.

84:25

The ball is delivered by Charlie Barnett.

82:21

(Northampton) makes a substitution, with Ashley Westwood coming on for John Johnson.

81:18

Byron Webster takes a shot. Sean Murdoch makes a save.

79:26

Shot by Arron Davies from just outside the area goes over the net.

78:40

Foul by Dean Winnard on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Dean Winnard is cautioned. Ashley Corker takes the direct free kick.

78:15

Kurtis Guthrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

77:22

Lewis Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Craney. Free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

75:33

Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Michael Jacobs, Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Kern Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Adebayo Akinfenwa a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.

74:44

Shot by Lewis Young. Blocked by Kern Miller.

74:22

The referee blows for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

73:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Kevin McIntyre. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.

73:25

Kurtis Guthrie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

72:23

Ben Tozer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie. Charlie Barnett restarts play with the free kick.

71:40

Headed effort on goal by John Johnson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

70:27

The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Kevin McIntyre.

69:23

(Northampton) makes a substitution, with Lewis Young coming on for Paul Turnbull.

68:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Robinson on Kevin Long. Kevin Long restarts play with the free kick.

67:53

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Barnett from the left by-line, Craig Lindfield challenges Ashley Corker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

67:23

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Walker.

65:07

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre. Direct free kick taken by Dean Winnard, The ball is crossed by Ashley Corker.

64:04

Kurtis Guthrie challenges Arron Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Corker delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Sean Murdoch.

63:17

Craig Lindfield produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

61:36

Shot by Arron Davies from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

60:16

The ball is delivered by Byron Webster, clearance made by Kern Miller.

59:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Craney. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

57:04

Handball decision goes against Andrew Procter. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs, save by Sean Murdoch.

55:28

Ian Craney produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:13

Foul by Paul Turnbull on Ian Craney, free kick awarded. Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52:42

The offside flag is raised against Jake Robinson. Sean Murdoch takes the direct free kick.

50:48

Unfair challenge on Sean Murdoch by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.

49:54

Andrew Procter challenges Paul Turnbull unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

49:02

A cross is delivered by Arron Davies, save by Sean Murdoch.

48:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

47:51

The ball is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Kern Miller makes a clearance.

47:14 +2.14

The referee blows for offside against Michael Jacobs. Free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.

46:31 +1.31

Shot from just outside the area by Ian Craney misses to the left of the target.

46:13 +1.13

The ball is delivered by Craig Lindfield.

45:37

The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs, Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.

44:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, clearance made by Charlie Barnett.

44:32

Volleyed right-footed shot by John Johnson. Blocked by Kevin Long.

44:01

Craig Lindfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Ashley Corker takes the free kick.

43:27

Arron Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Procter. Direct free kick taken by Sean Murdoch.

42:37

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Murdoch.

41:33

Kevin McIntyre delivers the ball.

40:39

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi delivers the ball, save by Sean Murdoch.

39:45

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Byron Webster.

37:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Ian Craney. Michael Jacobs takes the direct free kick.

36:46

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the target.

35:54

Corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.

35:21

Shot by Jake Robinson. Kern Miller manages to make a clearance.

34:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa by Kevin Long. Ashley Corker delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kern Miller.

33:06

Jake Robinson takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Kern Miller.

31:54

Charlie Barnett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

31:09

Corner taken short by Charlie Barnett, Centre by Ian Craney.

31:03

Centre by Craig Lindfield, clearance by Byron Webster.

28:24

Ashley Corker challenges Andrew Procter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kern Miller.

27:22

The referee blows for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

25:59

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.

24:40

Shot from 25 yards by Charlie Barnett. Byron Webster gets a block in.

23:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Craney on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

22:56

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Long. Sean Murdoch takes the free kick.

21:34

Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, clearance made by Kern Miller.

20:41

The referee blows for offside against Kurtis Guthrie. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

19:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Andrew Procter.

19:17

The ball is sent over by Arron Davies, clearance made by Dean Winnard.

17:13

Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kurtis Guthrie. Free kick crossed by Charlie Barnett.

16:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Robinson. Dean Winnard restarts play with the free kick.

12:53

Ian Craney fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Barnett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

11:58

Centre by Dean Winnard, Close range shot by Craig Lindfield clears the bar.

11:44

The ball is crossed by Luke Joyce, clearance by Ben Tozer.

5:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies, Unfair challenge on Kevin Long by John Johnson results in a free kick. Sean Murdoch takes the direct free kick.

3:45

The ball is swung over by Craig Lindfield.

2:25

The ball is swung over by Ian Craney, clearance made by Ashley Corker.

Match Preview

Problems for new-look Cobblers Northampton have injury problems ahead of the opening game of the season against Accrington. Andy Holt, Shaun Harrad and Nathaniel Wedderburn are all expected to be out for several weeks, while Kevin Thornton may not return before the end of August. Tadhg Purcell is also sidelined, much to the dismay of manager Gary Johnson, who said: "We've been unlucky in terms of injuries and we are a bit short with our squad at the moment. "The injuries we've picked up have all been contact injuries which is unfortunate. They are not muscle injuries from the players not warming up properly, they've all been picked up in training which is unavoidable. "Andy Holt, Shaun Harrad and Nathaniel Wedderburn are all medium term and Kevin Thornton is probably still two or three weeks away. "Tadhg Purcell is not ready for us and he needs to find a club who can give him regular first-team football to pick up his match fitness. He knows what he's got to do and hopefully someone will come in for him to give him that opportunity." Accrington boss John Coleman could hand debuts to several new signings. Danny Coid, Kevin McIntyre, Kurtis Guthrie, Sean Murdoch and Kern Miller have arrived to bolster a Stanley squad hit by a raft of summer departures. Andy Parkinson, Rory Boulding, Chris Turner, Zak Riley, Andy Owens, Tom Smyth, Jimmy Ryan, Alex Cisak, Jonny Bateson, Sean McConville, Joe Jacobson and Phil Edwards all departed following the end of last season. That has left Coleman with a threadbare squad but the long-serving Stanley boss is confident his side can again punch above their weight after reaching the play-offs last season. He said: "I don`t fear any teams, although I know it will be a strong league."

Formation:4231Manager: Gary Johnson

Northampton

Formation: 4231Manager: John Coleman

Accrington Stanley

  • Sam Walker
  • Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi
  • John Johnson
  • Byron Webster
  • Ashley Corker
  • Ben Tozer
  • Paul Turnbull
  • Arron Davies
  • Jake Robinson
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • SUBS
  • Freddy Hall
  • Lewis Young
  • Nick McKoy
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Bas Savage

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Match Report

Cobblers and Stanley in stalemate Adebayo Akinfenwa's return to Northampton could not inspire victory as they were held by Accrongton in a stalemate. Kurtis Guthrie thought he had headed the visitors into an early lead but the assistant had his flag raised for offside. Kern Miller was then forced to block Jake Robinson's shot on the line for Stanley after Ashley Corker's free-kick caused problems. Akinfenwa came close to scoring his first goal of his second spell at Sixfields but headed Ben Tozer's long throw inches wide of the target. The Cobblers also then had a goal disallowed early in the second period as Akinfenwa bundled Sean Murdoch over the line. Accrington debutant Craig Lindfield nearly snatched a late winner after being released in the box but Northampton stopper Sam Walker made a smart block at point-blank range to ensure that the Cobblers shared the spoils.

Form Guide

  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Accrington Stanley

Last Meetings

  • Accrington Stanley
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 02/04/2011
  • Northampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 14/08/2010
  • Northampton
  • 4 - 0
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 09/02/2010
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 0 - 3
  • Northampton
  • 18/08/2009
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 25/04/1961
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 3 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 03/10/1960

Top Scorers

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    Accrington Stanley

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