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Bury 3 Northampton Town 0 – match review, player ratings and highlights

The end of the football season is often met with disappointment and dejection but, for Justin Edinburgh and fans of Northampton, summer can’t come quickly enough as this dispiriting campaign drifts towards a rather limp conclusion.

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David Ripley saw his side beaten at New Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues missed opportunity for Northants at New Road

David Ripley rued a missed opportunity for Northants as they were edged out by Worcestershire.

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UNACCEPTABLE: Justin Edinburgh insists his side's poor performance in their 3-0 defeat at Bury will not be repeated on his watch. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Unhappy Edinburgh vents frustration at Cobblers performance in defeat to Bury

Justin Edinburgh was in no mood to celebrate confirmation of Northampton’s survival on Saturday as he berated his side’s ‘inept’ performance in their 3-0 defeat to Bury, insisting ‘it will not happen again’.

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IN THE ACTION: Shaun McWilliams was given his first league start by Justin Edinburgh. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers staying up despite suffering heavy defeat at Bury

Cobblers have been assured of their Sky Bet League One status for next season but only courtesy of results elsewhere after their winless run extended to seven games with a wretched 3-0 defeat away at fellow strugglers Bury on Saturday.

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SAFETY IN SIGHT? - Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Cobblers boss Edinburgh: ‘Everything is in our hands’

Justin Edinburgh accepts the pressure is still on the Cobblers as they head to Bury with their Sky Bet League One safety still not mathematically secure.

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Nathan Buck took three wickets for Northants at New Road (picture: Peter Short)

Carter’s early-morning wake-up call boosts Northants at New Road

Northants new boy Andy Carter revealed he was on the road at 5.30am before producing a superb debut display at Worcestershire.

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David Ribbans (right) has settled in well at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ribbans already showing star quality at Saints

While three successive matces ending in late heartache has sparked a feeling of misery among Saints supporters, there have been some beacons of light amid the gloom.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder knows Quins clash will be so crucial for Saints

Whatever way you look at it, Saints’ final-day fixture against Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens looks set to decide the destination of the last guaranteed Champions Cup slot.

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Andre Gonzalez de Savage, Sajid Javid and Heather Smith at the tory manifesto launch party yesterday.

'There just isn't enough funding' say county council chiefs in pledge to lobby Government for more after election

County council chiefs have blamed outdated central government systems for 'unfair funding' in the Northamptonshire.
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Howard Packman will join Bedford this summer (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints wing Packman set for Bedford switch

Howard Packman has become the second Saints player to agree to join Bedford Blues this summer.

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George North

Saints wing North hopes to help Lions repeat 2013 heroics

Saints star George North is hoping to help the Lions repeat their heroics of four years ago when they head to New Zealand this summer.

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Courtney Lawes got a Lions call

Saints star Lawes confident Lions can cause an upset

Courtney Lawes believes the Lions can cause an upset in New Zealand this summer.

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Matty Taylor scored one of his trademark free-kicks in Northampton's 3-2 win over Bury earlier in the season

James Heneghan’s Bury v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Bury v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Kingsthorpe's winning four celebrate their County title success

BOWLS: Semi-final heartbreak for Kingsthorpe pair

Kingsthorpe’s Celia Morris and Di Brumwell suffered agony in the National Championships in Nottingham as they were narrowly beaten at the semi-final stage of the Ladies Over-60s Pairs.

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BOXING: Kings Heath trio are in top form as they claim regional titles

BOXING: Kings Heath trio are in top form as they claim regional titles

Kings Heath ABC schoolboys claimed three fine wins and lifted regional titles with impressive performances.

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Matthew Myers

GOLF: Magic Myers lifts BUCS title

Matthew Myers (Northants County) added another title to his golfing CV by winning the BUCS Tour Finals at Prince’s Golf Club.

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Steve Ringer shows off his latest trophies

ANGLING: Ringer enjoys more glory on the road

Another ‘day at the office’ for superstar Steve Ringer – and yet ANOTHER international gold medal for his burgeoning collection!

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh calls on Cobblers to finish campaign with a flourish

Justin Edinburgh does not want his Cobblers team stumbling over the finishing line as they wrap up their Sky Bet League One season - he wants them finishing with a flourish.

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Shaun McWilliams in action during Monday's 1-1 draw with Shrewbsury (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Teenager McWilliams could be handed first Cobblers start at Bury

Teenager Shaun McWilliams could be in line for his first Cobblers start in Saturday’s crucial Sky Bet League One clash at relegation rivals Bury.

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Northants head coach David Ripley

Ripley challenges Northants to maintain impressive start at New Road

Northants are on their best run of four-day wins since 2003 - and they will look to continue their hot streak at Worcestershire this week.

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