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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

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1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27