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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,092) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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Cobblers end Stanley's good run

Last Updated: 30/11/13 7:03pm

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Stuart Dallas: Celebrating the winner

Stuart Dallas: Celebrating the winner

Stuart Dallas hit the only goal of the game as Northampton ended Accrington's excellent revival with a 1-0 victory at Sixfields.

On the back of an eight-match unbeaten run, the visitors started confidently as Kayode Odejayi went close with a header which Matt Duke saved, while Danny Webber was off target from a good position.

In between, Kevin Amankwaah headed wide at the other end, while Dallas was denied by Marcus Bettinelli as Northampton began to get on top.

It was the Cobblers who broke the deadlock in the 29th minute when Clive Platt and Danny Emerton combined to find Dallas, who beat Bettinelli with an angled drive.

Northampton should have doubled their advantage in the 36th minute when Izale McLeod was fouled by Michael Liddle in the penalty box but the on-loan MK Dons striker saw his ensuing spot-kick comfortably saved by Bettinelli.

Webber had an effort blocked, as did Odejayi, either side of the break as Stanley tried to get back on level terms.

Kal Naismith twice went close for the visitors in the second half and Webber was denied by Duke, while in between Dallas was off target for Cobblers.

Those opportunities apart, there were few other chances in the second period but McLeod went close to making up for his penalty miss when he hit the bar from 10 yards on the hour mark and Peter Murphy missed a great chance to equalise late on when he missed the target from close range.

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