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Crown Ground (ATT 1,803) 17th March 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Naylor

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Accrington 2

J Devitt (42)
C Lindfield (87)

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Northamptn 1

B Williams (69)

Cook finds recipe for success

Last Updated: 17/03/12 8:30pm

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Lindfield: Scored Stanley's second goal

Lindfield: Scored Stanley's second goal

Craig Lindfield scored the winner to give Paul Cook his first win as Accrington boss as Northampton were beaten 2-1.

Substitute Lindfield headed home Peter Murphy's right-wing cross to secure a first victory in Cook's seven games in charge.

Stanley took the lead three minutes before the break when Northampton failed to clear their lines and Jamie Devitt got the ball around 15 yards out and curled it low into the bottom corner of the net.

The Cobblers, one of the form teams of the league with three wins on the bounce which has taken them out of the drop zone, hit the crossbar through Ben Tozer on the hour. But they made amends after 69 minutes when sub Brett Williams scored with his first touch. He got on the end of Blair Adams' left-wing cross and challenged with goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to force the ball over the line.

Northampton were then dependent on two good saves from Matt Duke, who kept out Luke Joyce and Toto Nsiala.

After the Reds had taken the lead, Kelvin Langmead should have scored a last-gasp equaliser for the visitors but he headed over from six yards out.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21