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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 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10