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Boss Hasselbaink is a happy man after Cobblers clinch 'massive' win at Gillingham

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink declared himself 'very pleased' with his side's 'massive' 2-1 win at Gillingham on Saturday.

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FINE STRIKE: Cobblers celebrate Daniel Powell's first-half goal. Pictures by Sharon  Lucey

Stunning strikes hand Cobblers precious three points at Gillingham

Two goals of stunning individual quality inspired the Cobblers to their first away win of the season and only a second of 2017 as they picked up three priceless points by beating Gillingham 2-1 at a wind-swept Priestfield on Saturday.
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OFF THE MARK - Dave Buchanan is mobbed after his goal at Rochdale (Pictures Kirsty Edmonds)

Buchanan in positive mood after getting offf the scoring mark for Cobblers

Finally, at long, long last, the Cobblers have a goal. And not just one, two. But that’s not even the most surprising aspect of it all: one of those goals was scored by David Buchanan.

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Justin Edinburgh and Ady Pennock, the respective managers of these two teams when they met on the final day of last season, have already been sacked this term

James Heneghan’s Gillingham v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Gillingham v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Ash Taylor celebrates scoring the Cobblers' first goal in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Rochdale (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Taylor believes Rochdale recovery is ‘a massive turning point’ for the Cobblers

Defender Ash Taylor believes Tuesday night’s comeback draw at Rochdale is ‘a massive turning point’ in the Cobblers’ season.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was pleased with his team's performance in Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Rochdale (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hasselbaink hoping Spotland fightback will spark Cobblers season into life

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hoping the Cobblers can build on Tuesday night’s dramatic fightback at Rochdale and finally kick-start their spluttering Sky Bet League One campaign into life.

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ALL SMILES - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink congratulates David Buchanan after his goal secured a draw at Rochdale on Tuesday night (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Relieved Hasselbaink doesn’t care who scores as Cobblers end goal drought

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he doesn’t care where the goals come from or who scores them - as long as they keep coming.

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Buchanan opens up on Sixfields altercation with Cobblers supporters

Cobblers defender David Buchanan has cleared up the reason behind his altercation with a supporter following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

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FINALLY! Ash Taylor heads in for Town, ending their seven-game wait for a league goal and igniting hope of a comeback. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Rochdale 2 Northampton Town 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

An unlikely comeback inspired by the unlikeliest of players; if the Cobblers were waiting for a moment of inspiration to kick-start their spluttering season once and for all, it arrived in thrilling if unexpected circumstances on Tuesday night.

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Dale boss Keith Hill. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Opposition view: Hill frustrated by mistakes and admits Dale ‘should have lost’ after Cobblers draw

Rochdale manager Keith Hill bemoaned his side’s ‘mistakes’ in a ‘chaotic end’ that allowed Northampton to claw their way back into Tuesday’s contest at Spotland, which eventually finished in a 2-2 draw.

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GOAL STAR! - Dave Buchanan is mobbed after scoring the Cobblers' equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Rochdale (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hasselbaink hails fighting spirit as Cobblers fight back for Dale draw

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed his side’s fighting spirit after they came from 2-0 down to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw from Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One encounter at Rochdale.

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GET IN THERE! - Dave Buchanan celebrates his equaliser at Rochdale (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Cobblers goal drought is over as Taylor and Buchanan secure comeback draw at Rochdale

Two goals from two defenders, including a first ever club strike for David Buchanan, saw the Cobblers come from 2-0 down and nick a thrilling 2-2 draw at Rochdale after a dramatic, breathtaking second-half that just about had it all at Spotland on Tuesday.

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Shaun McWilliams made his Cobblers debut in this fixture last season. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

James Heneghan’s Rochdale v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Rochdale v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and assistant Dean Austin in discussion during Saturday's defeat. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink remains calm and upbeat as he urges Cobblers to ‘stay positive’ ahead of crunch week

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged his side to ‘stay positive and keep believing’ as they take their search for goals and points to Rochdale on Tuesday evening for the first of two key fixtures in the space of four days.

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Cobblers handed home date with Scunthorpe United in FA Cup

Cobblers handed home date with Scunthorpe United in FA Cup

The Cobblers have been drawn at home to Sky Bet League One rivals Scunthorpe United in the first round of the FA Cup.

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John-Joe O'Toole made his first appearance since April 17 on Saturday. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

O’Toole’s relief as midfielder finally overcomes injury frustration to make Cobblers return

It tells all you need to know about both John-Joe O’Toole’s importance and the Cobblers’ current plight that his return to the pitch on Saturday generated the biggest roar Sixfields has heard in three games.

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Chris Long, on loan from Burnley, has struggled with a slight hamstring problem. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Strike duo could make Cobblers comeback at Rochdale as O’Toole eyes more game-time

Cobblers could be boosted by the return of forward pair Chris Long and Marc Richards for Tuesday’s trip to Rochdale.

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Long-awaited: Saturday's cameo was O'Toole's first appearance of the season. Pictures by Sharon Lucey

Boss Hasselbaink buoyed by O’Toole’s return and hopes midfielder will galvanise Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has welcomed the long-awaited return of key man John-Joe O’Toole and hopes he can help spark the Cobblers into life after the midfielder finally made his first appearance of the season on Saturday.

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Harry Forrester shoots into the bottom corner. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 0 AFC Wimbledon 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Though the final scoreline didn’t generate the same shockwaves, there were elements of this latest dispiriting defeat that offered as much reason to be concerned as the previous week’s thrashing, even accounting for the obvious improvement.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side suffered their first ever defeat to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink sees positives in defeat to Wimbledon

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink came away from Saturday's 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon relatively encouraged by what he saw despite his side extending their goal drought to six successive league games.

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