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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,562) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Steve Martin

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Southend United Southend

Northamptn 3

A Akinfenwa (65)
D Artell (82)
A Nicholls (86)

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Southend 3

B Assombalonga (57)
K Ferdinand (78)
R Cresswell (90+5)

Cobblers left cursing Cresswell

Last Updated: 31/08/12 1:09pm

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Cresswell: Rescued a point

Cresswell: Rescued a point

Ryan Cresswell grabbed a late equaliser as Southend picked up their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw at Northampton.

Alex Nicholls looked to have grabbed another late winner as Northampton twice came from behind to lead 3-2 until Cresswell popped up to earn a point.

Britt Assombalonga broke the deadlock in the 55th minute, taking advantage of a slip by Kelvin Langmead to beat Lee Nicholls via the upright. Substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa equalised moments after coming off the bench, Clive Platt flicking on Joe Widdowson's 65th-minute cross for the burly striker to score from close range.

Kane Ferdinand put the visitors back in front in the 78th minute, firing home after Cobblers failed to clear.

The lead only lasted one minute this time as David Artell shot home from close range after Cameron Belford failed to hold on to Chris Hackett's drive. And Nicholls put the Cobblers in front in the 84th minute when he headed home Langmead's chip.

But Cresswell was pushed up front late on and fired home the equaliser after Northampton failed to deal with a hopeful ball into the box.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39