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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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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
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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