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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 5,166) 29th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Sheldrake

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Torquay United Torquay

Northamptn 1

R O'Donovan (85)

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Torquay 0

O'Donovan strike dumps Gulls

Last Updated: 29/03/13 10:29pm

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Roy O'Donovan: Hit a late winner for Cobblers

Roy O'Donovan: Hit a late winner for Cobblers

Roy O'Donovan grabbed a late winner as Northampton moved into the automatic promotion places with a 1-0 victory over Torquay.

The Cobblers were quickly out of the blocks and Clive Platt was foiled by Brian Saah's last-gasp challenge while Chris Hackett had a close-range effort blocked.

O'Donovan saw his low drive saved by Michael Poke and Ishmel Demontagnac fired over at the end of Northampton's best move.

In between Jordan Chappell tested Lee Nicholls and Ryan Jarvis fired wide but Poke did well to foil Ben Harding following a scramble as Northampton dominated the first half without getting their reward.

The Cobblers picked up from where they left off after the restart. Ben Harding hit a post, Hackett was denied by Poke from the rebound and from the ensuing corner John Johnson headed just wide.

O'Donovan had a header ruled out for offside but Torquay had a strong penalty appeal waved away when Elliot Benyon was tripped by Clarke Carlisle.

But with five minutes remaining Hackett turned inside before crossing for O'Donovan to head past Poke from 10 yards.

Rene Howe went close to an equaliser moments later and Nicholls denied Benyon in the last minute.

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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