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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 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12