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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:4,028
  • Akinfenwa (1) Akinfenwa (9)
    Langmead (19)
  • Stanley (65)
    Brown - pen (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Craig Stanley has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

91mins

Centre by Cian Bolger, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

90mins

Byron Webster replaces Michael Jacobs.

89mins

James Paterson sends in a cross, Shot from 12 yards by Mustapha Carayol. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

89mins

Lee Brown sends in a cross, Michael Jacobs manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Toni Brito Silva produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

85mins

Matt Duke challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Lee Brown scores a placed penalty. Northampton 3-2 Bristol Rovers.

85mins

James Paterson delivers the ball, Toni Brito Silva gets a block in.

85mins

Centre by Lee Brown, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.

85mins

Corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line.

83mins

Foul by Eliot Richards on Jake Robinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

78mins

James Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Toni Brito Silva. Ben Harding takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Lee Brown challenges Toni Brito Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

77mins

Mustapha Carayol sends in a cross, clearance by Blair Adams.

76mins

The ball is swung over by Cian Bolger, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

76mins

A cross is delivered by James Paterson, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

76mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Brown, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

76mins

Centre by Michael Smith, clearance made by Kelvin Langmead.

75mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Blocked by Blair Adams.

75mins

The ball is sent over by James Paterson, Michael Jacobs makes a clearance.

73mins

The referee blows for offside against Mustapha Carayol. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Robinson. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

72mins

Chris Zebroski is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Jacobs.

70mins

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line, save made by Scott Bevan.

70mins

Brett Williams takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line played to the near post, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

69mins

Ben Harding produces a cross, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

68mins

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger.

66mins

A goal is scored by Craig Stanley from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 3-1 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Lee Brown.

65mins

Luke Guttridge leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Robinson.

64mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Harding.

61mins

Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger.

59mins

The offside flag is raised against Eliot Richards. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

59mins

The referee blows for offside against Chris Zebroski. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Joe Anyinsah leaves the field to be replaced by Eliot Richards. Chris Zebroski on for Matthew Lund.

56mins

Toni Brito Silva comes on in place of Adebayo Akinfenwa.

55mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Stanley, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Cian Bolger misses to the left of the goal.

55mins

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Smith. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, John Johnson makes a clearance.

52mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Smith.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Blair Adams, Scott Bevan makes a save.

52mins

Ben Harding delivers the ball.

49mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Guttridge on Craig Stanley. Cian Bolger takes the direct free kick.

47mins

The official flags Mathew Gill offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Cian Bolger. Mathew Gill restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Headed effort from inside the box by Clarke Carlisle misses to the right of the target.

46mins

The ball is crossed by James Paterson, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Michael Smith is brought on as a substitute for Dan Woodards.

40mins

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, Matthew Lund takes a shot.

40mins

Mustapha Carayol challenges Kelvin Langmead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

39mins

Mathew Gill takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Jacobs manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Matt Duke gets a block in.

38mins

Ben Tozer takes a shot. Mathew Gill gets a block in.

34mins

Craig Stanley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Matt Duke.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Harding on Mathew Gill. Mathew Gill takes the free kick.

32mins

Matthew Lund takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Brown by John Johnson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Parkes. John Johnson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

30mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Harding, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

29mins

James Paterson challenges Brett Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

28mins

Shot by Ben Harding from a long way out goes over the net.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Cian Bolger misses to the right of the goal.

26mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

25mins

The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs.

23mins

Brett Williams is penalised for a handball. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Kelvin Langmead scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Northampton 3-0 Bristol Rovers.The assist for the goal came from Ben Tozer.

18mins

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Brown from the right by-line, save made by Matt Duke.

18mins

Foul by Ben Tozer on Mustapha Carayol, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mathew Gill.

16mins

Lee Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

13mins

James Paterson sends in a cross.

10mins

A goal is scored by Adebayo Akinfenwa from close in low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 2-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Michael Jacobs.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Cian Bolger. The referee shows Cian Bolger a yellow card. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Harding from left wing, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

4mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Harding, Lee Brown makes a clearance.

2mins

A goal is scored by Adebayo Akinfenwa from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Bristol Rovers.Ben Harding provided the assist for the goal.

Match Preview

Boothroyd set to ring the changes Northampton have no new problems as they prepare to host Bristol Rovers. Every player that started the 2-2 draw at Cheltenham on Saturday completed the full 90 minutes, so with a busy March ahead, manager Aidy Boothroyd is set to make changes to his team. "We will mix it up a bit for a number of reasons," said Boothroyd at his pre-match press conference. "We have got a lot of games coming up and I think we have got a lot of players who can come in to do a job for us and win us a game." Defender Byron Webster, midfielder Toni Brito Silva and forwards Lewis Young and Jake Robinson are among those players who could be restored to the starting line-up. Tom Parkes is set to return to Bristol Rovers' matchday squad. The on-loan Leicester defender missed the goalless draw with Macclesfield on Saturday because of illness but has recovered and is now available for selection. Manager Mark McGhee will have to do without Michael Smith, however. The right-back picked up a groin injury during the stalemate with the Silkmen and is sidelined for the visit to Sixfields. Goalkeeper Michael Poke is also likely to miss out. Poke has not featured for the Pirates since a goalless draw with Oxford on February 18 after twisting his ankle and looks set to spend another week out of action. Adam Virgo and Wayne Brown remain long-term casualties for the Memorial Stadium outfit with respective knee ligament and ankle injuries, while Gary Sawyer (hamstring) and Aaron Downes (knee cartilage) have also been ruled out.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Northampton

Formation: 442Manager: Mark McGhee

Bristol Rovers

  • Matt Duke
  • John Johnson
  • Kelvin Langmead
  • Clarke Carlisle
  • Blair Adams
  • Luke Guttridge
  • Ben Tozer
  • Ben Harding
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Brett Williams
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Young
  • Byron Webster
  • Jake Robinson
  • Neal Kitson
  • Toni Brito Silva

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Match Report

Cobblers withstand late Rovers rally Three goals in the opening 20 minutes put Northampton on the way to a vital 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers. But Cobblers did their best to throw it away as Rovers staged a late rally that almost earned a point. Top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa gave the hosts a perfect start with a goal inside the opening minute, starting and rounding off the move in which Michael Jacobs and Ben Harding set him up for a cool finish. Eight minutes later Akinfenwa grabbed his 14th of the campaign when he netted from close range after Jacobs had turned two defenders inside out. Northampton increased their lead when defender Kelvin Langmead headed home a cross from Ben Tozer to leave Rovers with it all to do. Mustapha Carayol and Joe Anyinsah tested Matt Duke following a brief spell of Rovers' pressure before the break and the visitors reduced the arrears in the 66th minute when substitute Chris Zebroski crossed for Craig Stanley to head home at the far post. It took a superb save from Scott Bevan to deny Brett Williams moments later, and when Lee Brown converted an 85th minute penalty after Carayol had been upended by Duke it left Northampton hanging on to claim a result which moves them off the foot of the npower League Two table.

Form Guide

    LLWWLD
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • WWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 16/08/2011
  • Northampton
  • 4 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 19/11/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 07/10/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 03/01/2005
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 25/09/2004
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 07/02/2004

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • A Akinfenwa 11
  • A Davies 4
  • M Jacobs 4
  • B Tozer 3
  • L Guttridge 2
  • J Johnson 2
  • K Langmead 1

Bristol Rovers

  • M Harrold 7
  • L Brown 6
  • J Anyinsah 4
  • E Richards 3
  • C Zebroski 2
  • C Bolger 2
  • A Dorman 1
  • D Woodards 1
  • M Carayol 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 17 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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