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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:5,113
  • Jacobs (5) Jacobs (46)
  • Davies (7)
    Collins (50)
    Taylor (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdul Osman on Jermaine Grandison. Free kick taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Wright on Courtney Herbert. The ball is sent over by Josh Walker, Shot from deep inside the area by Courtney Herbert goes over the bar.

89mins

Courtney Herbert crosses the ball.

87mins

Goal scored by Jon Taylor from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 2-3 Shrewsbury.

86mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wright, John Johnson manages to make a clearance.

85mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lionel Ainsworth. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by James Collins. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.

83mins

Effort from long distance by Josh Walker goes wide right of the goal.

82mins

Jermaine Grandison challenges Andrew Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.

80mins

Shot by Abdul Osman from outside the box goes high over the target.

79mins

Lionel Ainsworth is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

A cross is delivered by John Johnson, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

74mins

The ball is crossed by Courtney Herbert, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Andrew Holt. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Andrew Holt, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

72mins

Foul by James Collins on Dean Beckwith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

72mins

Shaun Harrad concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Ian Sharps takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Courtney Herbert comes on in place of Billy Mckay.

68mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Jacobs goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Holt, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs.

66mins

Andrew Holt fouled by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Walker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, David Davies makes a clearance.

65mins

Ian Sharps fouled by Andrew Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Sharps takes the free kick.

64mins

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.

62mins

Michael Jacobs challenges Jermaine Grandison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mat Sadler, clearance made by John Johnson.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, Shaun Harrad has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

60mins

Abdul Osman challenges David Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Sharps takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Shot by Billy Mckay from just outside the area goes over the net.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Holt by Jon Taylor results in a free kick. Paul Rodgers takes the direct free kick.

56mins

James Collins is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

55mins

Jermaine Grandison crosses the ball, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

55mins

Jon Taylor crosses the ball.

54mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor from the right by-line, Shaun Harrad makes a clearance.

52mins

Centre by Jon Taylor, clearance made by Dean Beckwith.

51mins

James Collins finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-2 Shrewsbury.

49mins

Lionel Ainsworth is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Abdul Osman. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Michael Jacobs grabs a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Shrewsbury.

46mins

Andrew Holt has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

46mins

Billy Mckay has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

46mins

Foul by Jon Taylor on Paul Rodgers, free kick awarded. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Matt Harrold goes off and Lionel Ainsworth comes on.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Harrold on Ben Tozer. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

44mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Michael Jacobs goes wide left of the target.

44mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

43mins

Foul by Dean Beckwith on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

42mins

A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad by Mat Sadler results in a free kick. Josh Walker restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Jon Taylor takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.

38mins

Shaun Harrad is adjudged to have handled the ball. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

The ball is crossed by James Collins.

37mins

The ball is delivered by David Davies.

35mins

The ball is delivered by James Collins, clearance by Dean Beckwith.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mat Sadler on Billy Mckay. Josh Walker restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

The official flags Andrew Holt offside. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

31mins

The ball is swung over by Josh Walker, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

31mins

Josh Walker takes the outswinging corner, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff makes a clearance.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Davies by Shaun Harrad. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Josh Walker, save made by Benjamin Smith.

28mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Walker, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

27mins

Nicky Wroe booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Nicky Wroe. Josh Walker restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Centre by Billy Mckay, clearance made by Nicky Wroe.

21mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor from the right by-line, Chris Dunn makes a save.

19mins

The ball is crossed by Abdul Osman.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Shaun Harrad, Shot from close range by Andrew Holt misses to the right of the goal.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Billy Mckay, David Davies manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Abdul Osman fouled by Jermaine Grandison, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

15mins

Matt Harrold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith. Free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

14mins

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Walker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Walker, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

14mins

The ball is swung over by Abdul Osman.

13mins

Andrew Holt takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.

12mins

John Johnson crosses the ball.

11mins

Effort from outside the box by Jon Taylor goes wide right of the target.

10mins

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff results in a free kick. Michael Jacobs takes the direct free kick.

8mins

David Davies grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Shrewsbury.Assist by Matt Harrold.

6mins

A goal is scored by Michael Jacobs from 30 yards to the top right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Shrewsbury.

5mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Collins. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

4mins

Matt Harrold fouled by Josh Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs from left wing, clearance by David Davies.

1mins

Jon Taylor takes the outswinging corner, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Davis misses out for Cobblers Northampton caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby will be without left-back Liam Davis for the visit of Shrewsbury. Crosby takes charge for the first time since the sacking of Ian Sampson and will not have Davis available as he continues to nurse an Achilles injury. Crosby has hinted that he will not make major changes but is boosted by the return of January signing Shaun Harrad. Striker Harrad missed the 3-2 defeat at home to his former club Burton, which saw the end of Sampson's 17-year stay at Sixfields, through suspension, but he should start. Defender Craig Hinton has had an injection in a long-standing knee injury this week and he will be out for around a month. Midfielder Ryan Gilligan has returned from his loan at Torquay a week early after suffering a family bereavement but cannot play until the Macclesfield game on March 12. Shrewsbury welcome back influential skipper Ian Sharps. The centre-back was suspended for Tuesday`s 3-0 home defeat to Bury but has now served his one-match ban and is likely to replace Connor Goldson, who came in to make his full League debut. Shrews were not as bad as the convincing midweek scoreline suggests and manager Graham Turner is likely to resist from ringing the changes, although he may op to tinker with his line-up. Forwards Tom Bradshaw (ankle), Nathan Elder and Benjamin van den Broek (both knee) along with defenders Kelvin Lomax (ligament) and David Raven (hip) all got more minutes under their belts for the reserves on Wednesday. Van den Broek and Lomax both made the bench against Bury and, with each of the quintet at different stages in their respective recoveries, Turner must again decide who is ready to be involved at Sixfields. Full-back Jermaine Grandison will be assessed after he came off four minutes from time against the Shakers nursing a knock, while midfielder Sean McAllister continues to recover from his hernia operation.

Formation:442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

Formation: 442Manager: Graham Turner

Shrewsbury

  • Chris Dunn
  • John Johnson
  • Ben Tozer
  • Dean Beckwith
  • Andrew Holt
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Abdul Osman
  • Josh Walker
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Shaun Harrad
  • Billy Mckay
  • SUBS
  • Paul Walker
  • Nathaniel Wedderburn
  • Courtney Herbert
  • Alex Konstantinou
  • Alistair Slowe
  • Greg Kaziboni
  • Francis Laurent

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Match Report

Taylor spoils Johnson`s debut Jon Taylor grabbed a late winner to spoil Gary Johnson's first game in charge of Northampton as Shrewsbury twice came from behind to maintain their promotion bid with a 3-2 victory. Johnson, who took over from Ian Sampson on Friday, saw his new side get off to the perfect start when Michael Jacobs gave them a sixth minute lead with a 20-yard screamer that flew into the net via the crossbar past a stranded Ben Smith. But Shrewsbury were back on level terms within two minutes when a cross was not dealt with and David Davies pounced to score from eight yards. Josh Walker went close with a 30-yard free-kick which Smith tipped over before Cobblers regained the lead two minutes after the restart. It was Jacobs again who grabbed his seventh goal of the season, cutting in from the left to curl a great shot into the top corner. But once again, Northampton failed to hold on to their advantage and James Collins was allowed time and space to beat Chris Dunn from the edge of the box in the 51st minute. Northampton went close with Shaun Harrad firing into the side netting, Jacobs shooting just wide and Walker also off target before Taylor popped up in the 87th minute to fire home with a half volley after a corner was only partially cleared. That saw Northampton slip to their second 3-2 defeat in five days and they have now gone eight games without a win.

Form Guide

    DDDDDL
  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Shrewsbury
  • WWWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Shrewsbury
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Shrewsbury
  • 24/04/2010
  • Shrewsbury
  • 3 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 26/09/2009
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Shrewsbury
  • 17/12/2005
  • Shrewsbury
  • 1 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 20/08/2005
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Shrewsbury
  • 28/03/2005

Top Scorers

Northampton

  • L McKenzie 7
  • A Holt 6
  • J Johnson 5
  • B Mckay 5
  • K Thornton 4
  • A Osman 3
  • D Beckwith 3
  • B Tozer 2
  • M Jacobs 2
  • S Harrad 1

Shrewsbury

  • M Wright 12
  • M Harrold 7
  • L Ainsworth 5
  • J Taylor 4
  • C Disley 2
  • S Cansdell-Sherriff 2
  • T Bradshaw 2
  • J Collins 2
  • K McIntyre 1
  • I Sharps 1
  • N Wroe 1

Goals

Northampton

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 43
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Shrewsbury

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 49
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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