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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

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R O'Donovan (85)

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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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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 42 68
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 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39