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Free kick awarded for a foul by Bilel Mohsni on Abdul Osman. Kevin Thornton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Glenn Morris.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line, clearance made by Josh Simpson.
Courtney Herbert sends in a cross, clearance by Peter Gilbert.
Barry Corr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Bilel Mohsni concedes a free kick for a foul on Courtney Herbert. Kevin Thornton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Craig Easton manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the left by-line, Andrew Holt finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Northampton 2-1 Southend.The assist for the goal came from Michael Jacobs. Courtney Herbert on for Michael Jacobs. Matthew Paterson replaces Blair Sturrock. Scott Spencer comes on in place of Ryan Hall.
A cross is delivered by Blair Sturrock, clearance made by Liam Davis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Grant goes over the crossbar. (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Steve Guinan coming on for Leon McKenzie.
Louie Soares goes off and Barry Corr comes on.
Bilel Mohsni concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thornton. Bilel Mohsni receives a caution.
A goal is scored by Abdul Osman from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Southend.Billy Mckay provided the assist for the goal.
Cross/shot by Anthony Grant.
Centre by Ryan Hall.
A cross is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Anthony Grant scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Southend.Sean Clohessy provided the assist for the goal.
Anthony Grant has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Leon McKenzie fouled by Peter Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Kevin Thornton coming on for Paul Rodgers. Billy Mckay delivers the ball, Leon McKenzie has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Louie Soares from the right by-line.
Louie Soares takes a short corner, clearance made by Liam Davis.
John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Peter Gilbert, Andrew Holt makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Liam Davis, Peter Gilbert manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Barker takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Bilel Mohsni crosses the ball, John Johnson makes a clearance. Ryan Hall takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Louie Soares from the left by-line, clearance by Dean Beckwith. Save made by Chris Dunn. Save made by Glenn Morris.
A cross is delivered by Paul Rodgers.
The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Dean Beckwith manages to make a clearance.
Chris Barker challenges Leon McKenzie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs, The ball is crossed by Louie Soares, clearance made by Bilel Mohsni.
Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.
Leon McKenzie challenges Chris Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Blair Sturrock. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares to the near post, clearance made by John Johnson.
Leon McKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni. Free kick taken by Bilel Mohsni.
Chris Barker fouled by Billy Mckay, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall, John Johnson makes a clearance.
Foul by Peter Gilbert on Paul Rodgers, free kick awarded. Dean Beckwith takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Mckay on Ryan Hall. Ryan Hall takes the free kick.
Blair Sturrock takes a shot. Save made by Chris Dunn.
Leon McKenzie takes a shot. Chris Barker gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Paul Rodgers, Glenn Morris gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, Chris Barker makes a clearance.
Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Grant from the left by-line played to the near post. Clearance made by Abdul Osman.
Leon McKenzie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Foul by Peter Gilbert on Dean Beckwith, free kick awarded. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Mckay on Chris Barker. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Blair Sturrock results in a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock by John Johnson. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Bilel Mohsni.
The game begins.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
The match restarts for the second half.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
McKenzie in line for Cobblers bow
Northampton manager Ian Sampson could hand a debut to Leon McKenzie when Southend visit Sixfields.
The former Norwich and Coventry striker penned a deal with the Cobblers until the end of the season this week and should play some part - though he is lacking match fitness having not played since being released by Charlton in May.
Tadhg Purcell had an operation on his cruciate knee injury on Wednesday evening but is out for the season while left-back Marcus Hall is a fortnight away from returning from a hamstring injury.
However midfielder Ryan Gilligan has decided to postpone a planned ankle operation and could feature after training this week without any discomfort.
Paul Walker will be back on the bench as cover for goalkeeper Chris Dunn after Oscar Mansion's loan from Spurs ended, while Craig Hinton remains on the sidelines with his knee problem.
Barry Corr is back in the Southend squad for the encounter.
The Irish striker, who has two goals to his name so far this season, missed last weekend's win over Torquay after suffering a back spasm on Friday evening.
But he returned to training on Thursday and will be available to boss Paul Sturrock.
Centre-half Mark Phillips is therefore the only injury absentee with a hamstring problem which has sidelined him for the last three weeks.
Fellow defender Peter Gilbert travels to his former club for the first time since he left after failing to sign a new deal at Sixfields over the summer.
The in-form Shrimpers are looking for their fourth straight win.
Andy Holts Southend run
Andy Holt grabbed the late winner as Northampton finally secured their first victory of the season at the sixth attempt with a 2-1 win over Southend.
But they had to come from behind to earn all three points against a Southend side looking for their third win on the bounce.
New signing Leon McKenzie almost marked his Northampton debut with a goal in the second minute but his shot was deflected wide after Ryan Gilligan's volley was blocked.
Abdul Osman also saw a shot blocked while at the other end Blair Sturrock wasted a good chance for Southend after being put clear by the impressive Louie Soares.
Ryan Hall tested Northampton keeper Chris Dunn just before the break and Anthony Grant went close with a 25-yard free-kick shortly after the restart.
And it was Grant who broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when he volleyed home a cross from Bilel Mohsni.
But Osman equalised in the 63rd minute and Holt headed home the winner from Michael Jacobs' corner. Osman went close to grabbing a second in the 84th minute but his header hit the post.
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