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  • Date:21 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:4,529
  • Jacobs (25)
    Guttridge (45) Akinfenwa (51)
  • Donnelly (16) Tomlinson (84)
Goal!

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92:51 +2.51

The ball is crossed by Colin Daniel, save made by Matt Duke.

91:33 +1.33

Vinny Mukendi takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Tozer.

89:48

Colin Daniel decides to take the corner short, clearance by Luke Guttridge.

89:02

Luke Guttridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tomlinson. Sam Wedgbury crosses the ball in from the free kick, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Colin Daniel from the left by-line.

88:24

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line played to the near post, Blair Adams makes a clearance.

86:49

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line to the near post, Vinny Mukendi manages to make a clearance.

85:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Robinson by Colin Daniel. Free kick taken by John Johnson. Corner taken by Ben Harding, clearance by Ben Futcher. Corner from left by-line taken by Michael Jacobs.

84:30

The ball is delivered by George Donnelly, Ben Tomlinson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 3-2 Macclesfield.Assist by George Donnelly.

83:44

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Clarke Carlisle misses to the left of the target.

82:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vinny Mukendi by Kelvin Langmead. Sam Wedgbury crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79:09

Blair Adams takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

77:05

Jake Robinson replaces Toni Brito Silva.

73:03

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, clearance by John Johnson. Colin Daniel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Williams. Ben Harding produces a cross, Shot on goal by Clarke Carlisle from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. Ben Tozer replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

72:35

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa from just outside the area goes over the net.

71:51

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

70:20

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Harding, clearance made by Arnaud Mendy.

67:16

Sam Wedgbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

61:56

Effort on goal by Michael Jacobs from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

61:46

A cross is delivered by Brett Williams.

61:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Tony Diagne. Tony Diagne takes the free kick.

60:38

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

59:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, clearance by John Johnson.

58:44

The ball is sent over by Michael Jacobs, Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Colin Daniel.

56:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Brett Williams. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.

55:48

A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, save made by Jose Veiga.

54:10

Vinny Mukendi replaces Scott Kay.

53:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Tomlinson. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

52:17

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Daniel. Jonathan Bateson takes the direct free kick.

51:08

John Johnson sends in a cross, Adebayo Akinfenwa finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 3-1 Macclesfield.Assist on the goal came from John Johnson.

49:29

Jonathan Bateson delivers the ball, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

48:00

Unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Arnaud Mendy results in a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

46:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Tomlinson. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

46:12 +1.12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Tomlinson on Blair Adams. Clarke Carlisle takes the direct free kick.

44:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Toni Brito Silva. The ball is delivered by Ben Harding, Luke Guttridge finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Northampton 2-1 Macclesfield.Assist on the goal came from Ben Harding.

41:14

The official flags Ben Tomlinson offside. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

40:19

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, John Johnson gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

34:27

Brett Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Veiga. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

33:20

Left-footed shot by Ben Tomlinson went wide of the left-hand upright.

32:06

Brett Williams takes a shot. Tony Diagne gets a block in.

29:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa by Jonathan Bateson. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

27:15

Foul by Clarke Carlisle on Ben Tomlinson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Sam Wedgbury.

23:36

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Ben Futcher gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Michael Jacobs fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Macclesfield.

22:55

Colin Daniel delivers the ball, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

20:55

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Jonathan Bateson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Bateson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

19:47

Blair Adams takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

19:19

Ben Harding takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Veiga.

18:52

Centre by George Donnelly, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.

16:17

George Donnelly scores a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Macclesfield.

14:18

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Marcus Marshall manages to make a clearance.

11:50

Michael Jacobs takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Scott Kay. The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs.

10:12

The offside flag is raised against Marcus Marshall. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

9:02

George Donnelly sends in a cross, Kelvin Langmead gets a block in.

6:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Guttridge on Sam Wedgbury. Tony Diagne takes the direct free kick.

3:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Blair Adams by Arnaud Mendy. Free kick crossed by Michael Jacobs, save by Jose Veiga.

Match Preview

Keeper all set for Cobblers Matt Duke is expected to go straight into the Northampton team to face Macclesfield. Duke has been brought in on loan from Bradford for the remainder of the season following injuries to Shane Higgs and more recently Chris Weale. Weale, signed on loan from Leicester in January following Higgs' injury, requires surgery after suffering a knee injury against AFC Wimbledon last week. Toni Brito Silva is pushing for a starting role after making his debut as a second-half substitute against the Dons just hours after his arrival on loan from Liverpool. "He is one of those players who is like a snake, you are not getting the ball off him and if you do it is generally because you have fouled him," said Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd. "I know what he is all about and what he has got in his locker; he can go both ways, he can go off his left and shoot or go onto his right and do something as well. He will win free-kicks and fouls and he will certainly get a lot of goals for us as well." Ben Futcher is available to make his Macclesfield debut against Northampton. The 30-year-old centre-back joined on a three-month loan from Bury on Monday and could bolster a Silkmen side looking to avoid an eighth consecutive defeat. Forward Ben Tomlinson (thigh) and midfielder Sam Wedgebury (hernia) were named among the substitutes by manager Gary Simpson for Saturday's game against Aldershot, despite failing late fitness tests, and could now be in line for a return to the starting XI alongside striker George Donnelly (calf). Carl Tremarco will serve the first game of a three-match suspension after the full-back was sent off for a lunge on Shots forward Guy Madjo. Midfield trio Dwayne Mattis (ankle), Ross Draper (broken metatarsal) and Lewis Chalmers (hernia) remain on the sidelines along with defender Paul Morgan (ankle).

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Northampton

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Simpson

Macclesfield

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

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Match Report

Cobblers see off Macc Northampton secured their second successive victory with a 3-2 triumph over Macclesfield, who slumped to their eighth consecutive defeat. Jose Veiga twice thwarted Adebayo Akinfenwa early on but Macclesfield took a 17th minute lead when a mix-up in the Cobblers defence saw Marcus Marshall set-up George Donnelly, who finished from close range. Michael Jacobs put Northampton back on level terms eight minutes later when his deep inswinging corner evaded Veiga and nestled in the far corner. Donnelly should have restored Macclesfield's advantage in the 33rd minute when he raced clear but was denied by a last-gasp tackle from John Johnson. Luke Guttridge put Cobblers in front on the stroke of half time, heading home Ben Harding's testing free-kick. Akinfenwa extended Northampton's advantage seven minutes after the restart, controlling Johnson's cross before turning to beat Veiga from 10 yards. Johnson again came to Northampton's rescue to thwart Donnelly for the second time after he broke into the box. Ben Tomlinson reduced the arrears five minutes from time, finally capitalising on another defensive error, but Cobblers held on to claim three crucial points.

Form Guide

    DWLLLW
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Macclesfield
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Macclesfield
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 17/09/2011
  • Northampton
  • 0 - 1
  • Macclesfield
  • 12/03/2011
  • Macclesfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 02/10/2010
  • Macclesfield
  • 0 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 20/01/2010
  • Northampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Macclesfield
  • 08/08/2009
  • Northampton
  • 5 - 0
  • Macclesfield
  • 21/01/2006

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • A Akinfenwa 8
  • A Davies 4
  • M Jacobs 3
  • J Johnson 2
  • B Tozer 2
  • L Guttridge 1
  • K Langmead 1

Macclesfield

  • B Tomlinson 5
  • R Draper 4
  • S Brisley 3
  • G Donnelly 3
  • T Diagne 3
  • D Mattis 1
  • M Hamshaw 1
  • C Daniel 1
  • M Marshall 1
  • A Mendy 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Macclesfield

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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