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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,462) 31st December 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Swindon Town Swindon

Northamptn 1

M Jacobs (pen 22)

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Swindon 2

A Connell (67)
O Risser (S/O 78)
A McCormack (90+3)

McCormack strike downs Cobblers

Last Updated: 31/12/11 6:15pm

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McCormack: Scores the winner

McCormack: Scores the winner

Alan McCormack grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time winner as 10-man Swindon came from behind to beat Northampton 2-1.

Michael Jacobs gave the Cobblers a 22nd-minute lead from the penalty spot after he had been tripped by Jonathan Smith as he waltzed into the box.

Saido Berahino almost doubled Northampton's lead after the restart when his header was superbly saved by Wes Foderingham. But Swindon stepped up a gear with Oliver Risser poking a shot wide at the near post and substitute Simon Ferry glancing a header wide.

Substitute Alan Connell finally equalised in the 66th minute, getting on the end of Risser's pinpoint pass to turn inside Ashley Corker and find the bottom corner of the net from 12 yards. Risser was then red carded for a challenge on John Johnson in the 78th minute.

Connell failed to connect with Murray's inviting low cross in the 88th minute and Berahino blazed over two minutes later. But McCormack hit the winner from close range three minutes into stoppage-time after being picked out by Raffaele De Vita.

That prompted wild scenes on the Swindon bench and manager Paolo Di Canio was sent to the stands for his over-zealous celebrations.

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1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39