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Plainmoor (ATT 2,051) 11th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Torquay Torquay United vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Torquay 1

K Pearce (45)

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Northamptn 2

E Sinclair (10, 16)

Cobblers close the gap on Gulls

Last Updated: 11/02/14 10:21pm

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Emile Sinclair: At the double

Emile Sinclair: At the double

Emile Sinclair's double earned Northampton a vital 2-1 away win which closed the gap on second-bottom Torquay to three points.

Sinclair fired Town ahead in the 10th minute following a lightning fast counter attack in which Torquay striker Billy Bodin was injured as he teed up a strike at the visitors' goal from 20 yards.

Northampton broke from their own defensive lines at speed through the right channel with Sinclair clinically beating Gulls goalkeeper Michael Poke with an angled drive.

Sinclair doubled his tally in the 16th minute with an even better finish from an acute angle on the right.

Torquay substitute Jordan Chapell made a notable difference after replacing Bodin in the 21st minute and he forced Town keeper Matt Duke to turn a goal-bound 25 yard drive around the post five minutes before the break.

Chappell then took the corner from the left that central defender Krystian Pearce turned in at the near post with a superb side-foot volley.

Fellow central defender Anthony O'Connor hit the post with successive shots as Torquay pressed unsuccessfully for a second-half leveller.

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Sky Bet League 2

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