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Glanford Park (ATT 3,968) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Scunthrpe 1

N Canavan (52)

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Northamptn 1

R Ravenhill (S/O 58)
Z Diamond (65)

Scunthorpe extend unbeaten run

Last Updated: 08/03/14 7:06pm

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Niall Canavan: Opened the scoring

Niall Canavan: Opened the scoring

Scunthorpe equalled a club record 19 games unbeaten as 10-man Northampton came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park.

All the action came in the second half after a stalemate opening 45 minutes in which neither side managed a shot on target.

Relegation-threatened Northampton worked hard to frustrate the home side in the early stages.

Scunthorpe finally broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute when centre-back Niall Canavan was on hand at the far post to turn home an inswinging corner from Andy Dawson.

It was his fourth goal of the season and looked to have set his side on the way to victory.

That looked even more likely six minutes later when the visitors were reduced to 10 men when skipper Ricky Ravenhill was sent off for a second yellow card.

But improving Northampton, who had taken 10 points from their previous five games, showed their battling qualities with an equaliser in the 65th minute when centre-back Zander Diamond headed home from a free-kick by Darren Carter.

Scunthorpe pressed forward again to try and repair the damage and keeper Matt Duke was forced to rescue the visitors with a point-blank save from a header by Paddy Madden.

But Northampton refused to let their grip go on a point which boosts their hopes of avoiding the drop.

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6 Bury 17 30
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8 Morecambe 17 26
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11 Stevenage 17 24
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17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12