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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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1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39