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Globe Arena (ATT 1,879) 7th January 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Morecambe Morecambe vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Morecambe 1

K Ellison (81)

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Northamptn 2

J Johnson (21)
A Asante (52)

Boothroyd breaks Cobblers duck

Last Updated: 07/01/12 6:17pm

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Johnson: Scored the opener

Johnson: Scored the opener

Aidy Boothroyd picked up his first win as Northampton boss with a battling 2-1 victory over Morecambe in League Two.

Cobblers' midfielder John Johnson broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when he beat his man to head a Michael Jacobs corner past Barry Roche from close range, despite the Morecambe goalkeeper claiming he had been impeded.

On-loan striker Akwasi Asante then doubled the advantage in the 52nd minute with a long-range strike that beat Roche low to his right.

The Shrimps then piled on the pressure with Kevin Ellison pulling a goal back nine minutes before the end, converting a fine Laurence Wilson cross.

The home side then peppered the Northampton goal, with Danny Carlton missing two fine chances and Gary McDonald and Lewis Alessandra both going close, but the visitors clung on for a first win since October.

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Sky Bet League 2

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39