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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 6,608) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Northamptn Northampton Town vs York City York City

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York City 2

A Chambers (7)
J Johnson (og 85)

York stun in-form Cobblers

Last Updated: 13/04/13 6:19pm

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Ashley Chambers: Opened the scoring

Ashley Chambers: Opened the scoring

York produced a big shock as they ended Northampton's 10-match winning run at Sixfields with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

The relegation battlers beat the promotion-chasing Cobblers courtesy of Ashley Chambers and an own goal from John Johnson to maintain their mini-revival.

The hosts started brightly and Ben Tozer's 25 yard drive was tipped over by Michael Ingham.

But Chambers gave City a seventh minute lead, turning Johnson in the box from Matty Blair's deep cross before shooting under Lee Nicholls from 10 yards.

Cobblers hit back and Clarke Carlisle's header from Chris Hackett's corner was cleared off the line by Tom Platt.

Blair almost doubled City's lead with a dipping 25-yard volley which Nicholls did well to tip over.

Johnson went close to redeeming himself when he headed wide, Jake Robinson's drive was tipped over by Ingham who then denied Adebayo Akinfenwa with a point-blank save. In between, Blair missed a glorious chance when he somehow managed to hit the post from a yard following a scramble in the six-yard box.

The Cobblers stepped up a gear after the restart and Ingham dived full-length to palm away Akinfenwa's header and the top scorer also headed over.

Roy O'Donovan tested Ingham late on but Cobblers sustained pressure failed to produce any other serious chances as City's defence held firm.

With five minutes left Blair broke into the box and beat Nicholls with Johnson only able to turn the ball into his own net. And it took a fine save from Nicholls to deny Chambers moments later.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13