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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 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 14 23
9 Southend United 15 22
10 Cheltenham Town 15 22
11 Cambridge United 15 21
12 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
13 Portsmouth 15 20
14 Stevenage 15 20
15 Accrington Stanley 15 20
16 Exeter City 14 19
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11