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  • Date:11 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Broadhall Way
Goal!

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95:55 +5.55

Floated corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker, save by Chris Dunn.

94:59 +4.59

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line played to the near post.

94:01 +4.01

Header by Chris Holroyd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

92:21 +2.21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Ryan Gilligan. Josh Walker produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

92:21 +2.21

Chris Holroyd fouled by Ryan Gilligan, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Josh Walker from the free kick,

90:48 +0.48

Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig King.

89:46

John Mousinho takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Tozer.

89:13

The referee shows Ben Tozer a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Yemi Odubade fouled by Ben Tozer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.

87:01

Terry Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thornton. Ben Tozer takes the indirect free kick.

84:49

Josh Walker takes a shot. Save by Chris Dunn.

84:09

Liam Davis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

82:13

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry by Ben Tozer. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

81:45

Josh Walker takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Liam Davis makes a clearance.

80:00

Corner taken by Josh Walker.

78:06

Billy Mckay leaves the field to be replaced by Leon McKenzie. Billy Mckay fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Gilligan from left wing, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

77:43

Close range headed effort by Craig King goes wide of the left-hand post.

76:15

Terry Dixon comes on in place of Lawrie Wilson.

74:54

Ryan Gilligan fouled by Jon Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevin Thornton, clearance made by Scott Laird.

73:15

Nathaniel Wedderburn concedes a free kick for a foul on John Mousinho. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

71:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Gilligan played to the near post, Chris Day makes a save.

70:09

Billy Mckay takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

69:35

Foul by Yemi Odubade on Paul Rodgers, free kick awarded. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

67:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ronnie Henry on Liam Davis. Free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.

66:58

Craig King joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Jarvis.

63:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Gilligan on Scott Laird. Free kick crossed by Josh Walker, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

59:47

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Wedderburn. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.

58:53

Handball decision goes against Dean Beckwith. Ronnie Henry takes the free kick.

58:09

Andrew Holt decides to take the corner short, Dean Beckwith has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

57:34

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line, clearance by Jon Ashton.

56:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Lawrie Wilson. Free kick taken by Ryan Gilligan.

56:00

Josh Walker challenges Ryan Gilligan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the indirect free kick.

55:35

Yemi Odubade takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

55:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd.

51:24

The referee shows Darius Charles a red card. John Johnson goes off and Paul Rodgers comes on. Darius Charles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Johnson. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

47:47

Unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Ryan Jarvis results in a free kick. Josh Walker takes the free kick.

46:54 +1.54

Ben May concedes a free kick for a foul on John Johnson. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

46:53

The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

46:02

Corner taken by Josh Walker played to the near post.

45:01

(Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Yemi Odubade coming on for Ben May.

45:01

Darius Charles replaces Mark Roberts.

44:30

Billy Mckay goes into the referee's book. Nathaniel Wedderburn is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Josh Walker produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

41:21

Scott Laird concedes a free kick for a foul on John Johnson. Ryan Gilligan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ben May makes a clearance.

35:54

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, Scott Laird takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Davis.

33:36

Headed effort from close range by Ben May goes wide left of the goal.

30:28

Unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Ben May results in a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the indirect free kick.

29:19

Effort on goal by Chris Holroyd from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

26:45

Chris Holroyd has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

25:13

Ben May fouled by John Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Laird.

22:29

Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben May. Chris Day takes the free kick.

21:29

The referee shows Michael Bostwick a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Michael Bostwick. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

19:31

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

19:04

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

18:05

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Josh Walker.

13:17

Ryan Gilligan gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-1 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Liam Davis.

9:42

John Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

5:49

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Ronnie Henry.

2:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by John Mousinho. John Johnson shoots direct from the free kick.

0:56

Lawrie Wilson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee starts the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Holroyd back in play for Boro Stevenage leading scorer Chris Holroyd will return to the squad for the home game with Northampton. Striker Holroyd, who has six goals to his name so far this season, was ineligible for Boro's last match - the 2-0 FA Cup win over AFC Wimbledon on November 27 - due to the terms of his loan from Brighton. On-loan Watford midfielder Josh Walker made his debut in the victory over the Dons and after getting on the scoresheet, should retain his place. Injury-prone striker Ben May could return after being rested for the cup game and midfielder David Bridges will be pushing for a start after being dropped to the bench in the last match. Lee Boylan (calf) and Darren Murphy (ankle) remain absent and are not expected to be back before the New Year. Northampton manager Ian Sampson is set to name an unchanged side. The Cobblers returned to winning ways last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Stockport and Sampson could name the same XI. He said: "We've got one or two niggles but nothing too serious. "We haven't picked up any injuries in the week so hopefully I should have the same squad to pick from as I did last Saturday." Captain Andy Holt came off at half-time last week but should be fit to start - although his replacement Michael Jacobs did score against the Hatters. Kevin Thornton will be looking to keep his place in midfield after scoring last week and striker Tadhg Purcell remains the only injury absentee and he will not feature again this season as he nurses a knee ligament injury.

Formation:442Manager: Graham Westley

Stevenage

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

  • Chris Day
  • Ronnie Henry
  • Jon Ashton
  • Mark Roberts
  • Scott Laird
  • Lawrie Wilson
  • John Mousinho
  • Michael Bostwick
  • Josh Walker
  • Ben May
  • Chris Holroyd
  • SUBS
  • Ashley Bayes
  • Darius Charles
  • Yemi Odubade
  • David Bridges
  • Chris Beardsley
  • James O'Shea
  • Terry Dixon

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Match Report

Cobblers edge out sorry Stevenage Ten-man Stevenage slipped to a second defeat in a row after they were beaten 1-0 by Northampton. Darius Charles was given his marching orders for a professional foul in the 52nd minute - and from there are on Borough were always going to struggle to get anything out of the contest. Ryan Gilligan was the Cobblers matchwinner with his sweet 14th-minute strike enough for maximum points. The former Watford trainee lost his marker and rifled a powerful shot into the bottom left-hand corner as the visitors claimed their second win on the bounce. Northampton dominated proceedings and could have won by more, although Stevenage had chances of their own. Ryan Jarvis had a shot charged down and one saved by Borough keeper Chris Day, before Chris Holroyd headed over for the hosts and then blazed over the bar. Ben May headed wide of the left upright as the Cobblers went close to doubling their lead, while Scott Laird had a shot blocked and then Charles was sent packing for a silly foul on John Johnson. Substitute Yemi Odubade, Billy McKay and Josh Walker all forced fine saves out of Cobblers keeper Chris Dunn, but the visitors deserved the points.

Form Guide

    DDWDLD
  • Stevenage
  • VS
  • Northampton
  • WWDLDW

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Stevenage

  • C Holroyd 6
  • C Griffin 3
  • J Mousinho 2
  • J Ashton 1
  • S Long 1
  • C Beardsley 1
  • M Roberts 1
  • Y Odubade 1
  • M Bostwick 1

Northampton

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

Goals

Stevenage

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

Northampton

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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