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  • Date:15 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:3,522
  • Johnson (12) Thornton (49) McKenzie - pen (70)
  • Hurst (21)
    Spencer (64)
    Mullin (87)
Goal!

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94mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line.

94mins

Stewart Hendrie produces a cross, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

93mins

The ball is delivered by Garry Hunter, Laurence Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dunn. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

92mins

Nathaniel Wedderburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevan Hurst. Tony Capaldi takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Corner taken by Josh Walker from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Holdsworth makes a clearance.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Shaun Harrad, clearance made by Kieran Charnock.

90mins

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Paul Mullin misses to the right of the target.

88mins

Paul Mullin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

88mins

Goal scored by Paul Mullin from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 3-3 Morecambe.Assist by Laurence Wilson.

85mins

Shot from just outside the area by Stewart Hendrie misses to the right of the target.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Capaldi by Shaun Harrad. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

83mins

Stewart Hendrie is brought on as a substitute for James Spencer. Foul by Laurence Wilson on Paul Rodgers, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.

82mins

Laurence Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rodgers. Josh Walker takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Kieran Charnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Phil Jevons goes off and Paul Mullin comes on.

77mins

Garry Hunter replaces Andrew Fleming.

74mins

Paul Rodgers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Thornton.

73mins

Andrew Holt comes on in place of Leon McKenzie.

73mins

Liam Davis goes off and Nathaniel Wedderburn comes on.

70mins

Andy Parrish goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Leon McKenzie. Northampton 3-2 Morecambe.Corner taken by Josh Walker played to the near post, Andy Parrish is adjudged to have handled the ball.

69mins

The ball is swung over by Leon McKenzie, Andy Parrish gets a block in.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Tony Capaldi.

66mins

Centre by Liam Davis.

65mins

James Spencer finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Northampton 2-2 Morecambe.The assist for the goal came from Phil Jevons.

64mins

Marcus Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevan Hurst. Direct free kick taken by Laurence Wilson.

62mins

Laurence Wilson takes a corner.

58mins

James Spencer takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

58mins

A cross is delivered by John Johnson, save made by Barry Roche.

56mins

Phil Jevons takes a shot. Dean Beckwith gets a block in.

56mins

Phil Jevons sends in a cross, Marcus Hall manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Phil Jevons. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

The offside flag is raised against James Spencer. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

50mins

Kevin Thornton finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Morecambe.Assist on the goal came from Leon McKenzie.

49mins

Phil Jevons takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by James Spencer results in a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Liam Davis delivers the ball, clearance made by Tony Capaldi.

46mins

Foul by John Johnson on Laurence Wilson, free kick awarded. Tony Capaldi takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Stewart Drummond.

46mins

Kevan Hurst delivers the ball, Marcus Hall makes a clearance.

44mins

Tony Capaldi challenges Kevin Thornton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

43mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon McKenzie. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Shaun Harrad goes wide of the right-hand post.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis.

38mins

The ball is sent over by Laurence Wilson, clearance made by Dean Beckwith.

38mins

Dean Beckwith takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

37mins

Kevan Hurst gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Hall. Marcus Hall takes the free kick.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Laurence Wilson, Header by James Spencer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Foul by Kevin Thornton on Andrew Fleming, free kick awarded. Stewart Drummond takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Kevan Hurst produces a cross, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Corner taken by Laurence Wilson played to the near post, Michael Jacobs manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Kevan Hurst takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Laurence Wilson, clearance by Leon McKenzie.

32mins

Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

30mins

Laurence Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.

28mins

Kieran Charnock shown a yellow card. Michael Jacobs fouled by Kieran Charnock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs. Shot from inside the area by Dean Beckwith clears the bar.

26mins

Stewart Drummond fouled by Michael Jacobs, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

25mins

James Spencer fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Capaldi.

24mins

The ball is swung over by Shaun Harrad.

22mins

Kevan Hurst fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Morecambe.

21mins

Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Fleming. Direct free kick taken by Andy Holdsworth.

20mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Phil Jevons. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin Thornton.

16mins

Leon McKenzie produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

13mins

John Johnson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Northampton 1-0 Morecambe.Marcus Hall provided the assist for the goal.

12mins

Andrew Fleming gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Marcus Hall restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Short corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line, Laurence Wilson makes a clearance.

9mins

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

6mins

The ball is crossed by Stewart Drummond.

Match Preview

Osman appeal for Cobblers Northampton boss Ian Sampson is hoping to name Abdul Osman in his squad to face Morecambe. The 23-year-old midfielder was sent-off after 68 minutes of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Port Vale and is due to start a three-match ban, although an appeal has been launched against the decision. Sampson said: "Hopefully Abdul Osman's sending off will get overturned but if it doesn't I have got plenty of options. "Nathaniel Wedderburn took a bit of a knock on his ankle on Saturday and I'd say he is about 70/30. "Michael Jacobs and Kevin Thornton can also both play in central midfield and we need to win the game so I'd have no problems playing two attack minded players in there." Top-goalscorer Leon McKenzie and midfielder Andy Holt are set to retain their places in the starting line-up after reporting no reaction to their knee problems, but defender John Johnson (also knee) will miss out again despite returning to training this week. Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy will again be without winger Chris Shuker for the trip. The former Barnsley wideman is nursing a hamstring injury which forced him to miss Saturday`s 2-0 defeat at Lincoln. Laurence Wilson missed the Sincil Bank reverse as his partner was due to give birth but he is set to come back into contention. Midfielder Andy Holdsworth also missed out due to illness but is set to give McIlroy a boost by declaring himself fit for action. Shuker`s absence aside, the Shrimps` only other injury concern is defender Paul Scott, who remains absent as he recovers from a knee operation. Saturday`s reverse against Steve Tilson`s men left Morecambe without a win in their last six matches.

Formation:442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

Formation: 442Manager: Sammy McIlroy

Morecambe

  • Chris Dunn
  • John Johnson
  • Ben Tozer
  • Dean Beckwith
  • Marcus Hall
  • Kevin Thornton
  • Josh Walker
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Liam Davis
  • Shaun Harrad
  • Leon McKenzie
  • SUBS
  • Mihai Gherasim
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Craig Hinton
  • Andrew Holt
  • Nathaniel Wedderburn
  • Billy Mckay
  • Francis Laurent

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Match Report

Super sub Mullin earns Morecambe draw Substitute Paul Mullin came off the bench to grab a valuable point for struggling Morecambe as they came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Northampton. John Johnson headed Northampton into a 14th minute lead from a Marcus Hall free kick, but Morecambe were back on level terms six minutes later when Kevan Hurst fired home in a crowded box. Kevin Thornton restored Northampton's lead five minutes after the restart, firing home after Leon McKenzie had robbed Andy Parish. However, Jimmy Spencer equalised in his 65th minute from a far post header after being picked out by Phil Jevons. Parish, though, then gave away a 71st minute penalty, which McKenzie converted only for Mullin to earn a point in the 88th minute when he bundled the ball home at the far post from Tony Capaldi's cross. And Mullin almost won it in stoppage time when he headed over from Hurst's corner.

Form Guide

    DLWWDD
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Morecambe
  • LLDDDL

Last Meetings

  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Morecambe
  • 20/03/2010
  • Morecambe
  • 2 - 4
  • Northampton
  • 24/10/2009

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • L McKenzie 7
  • B Mckay 5
  • A Holt 4
  • A Osman 3
  • D Beckwith 3
  • K Thornton 3
  • J Johnson 2
  • M Jacobs 2
  • S Harrad 1
  • B Tozer 1

Morecambe

  • S Drummond 5
  • P Jevons 4
  • P Mullin 3
  • S Brown 3
  • J Spencer 3
  • C McCready 2
  • C Shuker 2
  • A Fleming 2
  • J Bentley 1
  • K Charnock 1
  • A Holdsworth 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 35
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Morecambe

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 35
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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