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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,857) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Burton Alb 3

C Zola (9)
K Langmead (og 60)
Z Diamond (80)

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Northamptn 3

K Langmead (63)
D Artell (75)
A Nicholls (83)

Cobblers fightback denies Brewers

Last Updated: 29/09/12 8:04pm

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Langmead: Made amends for own goal

Langmead: Made amends for own goal

Skipper Kelvin Langmead scored at both ends as Northampton fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Burton on Saturday.

Alex Nicholls was the Cobblers' hero when he floated in an 82nd minute equaliser after Aidy Boothroyd's side had trailed 2-0 and 3-2.

Burton dominated the first half but had only Calvin Zola's goal to show for their efforts. The striker struck in the ninth minute with a low shot after crashing a header against the underside of the crossbar.

Cobblers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls rescued his side by keeping out a Robbie Weir shot before tipping a Zander Diamond header onto the crossbar. The visitors could have snatched the equaliser against the run of play but Abebayo Akinfenwa's shot was pushed round a post by Stuart Tomlinson.

The hosts were rewarded with their second goal when Northampton's Langmead turned a Billy Kee cross into his own net in the 55th minute. However, Langmead quickly made amends by heading home Ishmel Demontagnac's free kick to reduce the deficit four minutes later.

Akinfenwa hit a post before David Artell struck in a goalmouth scramble to bring the scores level in the 74th minute. Skipper Diamond headed in a Damien McCrory free kick to put Burton back in front in the 79th minute, but it was Nicholls who had the final say.

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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