Season in a week: Bayo blow dashes Cobblers hopes

22 May 2010 09:52
Northampton's play-off were effectively ended by three narrow defeats in April Talismanic striker Adebayo Akinfenwa was injured after 34 minutes of the goalless home draw against Torquay and missed games against Notts County, Rotherham United and Rochdale. The absence of Town's 17-goal hitman was keenly felt as, despite more than matching three promotion chasing sides, Northampton went down to a trio of 1-0 defeats. Boss Ian Sampson was to reflect at the end of the season: "With six games to go we hit a dip in form. "We obviously missed Akinfenwa for the three big games against Notts County, Rotherham and Rochdale."