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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,076) 16th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

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L Norris (90+1)


Cobblers stun Cod Army

Last Updated: 16/11/13 6:39pm

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Luke Norris: Injury-time winner

Luke Norris: Injury-time winner

Luke Norris hit an injury-time winner as basement side Northampton upset League Two leaders Fleetwood 1-0 at Sixfields.

Fleetwood, who slip to fourth in the table as a result, went into the game on the back of four successive wins in all competitions while Cobblers had not triumphed at home since August.

But they had a couple of early chances, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe went close with a header and Jacob Blyth fired wide from the edge of the box.

The visitors were denied by the woodwork when David Ball struck the crossbar before Blyth tested Scott Davies at the other end.

Both sides failed to create too many chances as the half progressed, with the respective defences on top, but Norris did head wide just before the break.

The Cod Army made the better start after the interval, with the impressive Ryan Cresswell having an effort blocked, but Norris was again denied by Davies and Kane Ferdinand shot wide for Cobblers.

A scrappy second half followed the pattern of the first as opportunities to break the deadlock came at a premium.

Fleetwood sensed all three points were up for grabs in the closing stages and Jeff Hughes spurned a couple of chances. The midfielder blazed over the bar after goalkeeper Matt Duke failed to deal with a cross and then missed the target from a corner.

Cobblers ended the game with a flurry and Norris wasted a good opportunity after breaking into the box, Davies saving his angled drive.

But he made amends in stoppage time when he beat Davies with a free-kick which found the top corner.

There was still time for Hughes to head over from a corner but Cobblers held on for a vital victory although they remain rooted to the foot of the table.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18