Cobblers have their usual pre-match huddle. Pictures: Pete Norton

Colchester United 1 Northampton Town 0: James Heneghan's player ratings

Cobblers succumbed to their third league defeat of the season when sunk by Luke Norris' second-half penalty at Colchester United on Saturday.

Find out how every Cobblers player performed with our player ratings here...

Repelled Colchester with some excellent saves in the second-half, the pick being his low stop from Gambin just prior to the penalty. Not many of the world's best would have kept out Norris' powerful spot-kick... 7 CHRON STAR MAN

1. David Cornell

Repelled Colchester with some excellent saves in the second-half, the pick being his low stop from Gambin just prior to the penalty. Not many of the world's best would have kept out Norris' powerful spot-kick... 7 CHRON STAR MAN
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Looked solid throughout at right-back, bar one crucial moment when he dangled out a leg and Stevenson gratefully accepted the invitation to go over. Could have given Adams more support going forward... 5.5

2. Shaun McWilliams

Looked solid throughout at right-back, bar one crucial moment when he dangled out a leg and Stevenson gratefully accepted the invitation to go over. Could have given Adams more support going forward... 5.5
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Defended belligerently against the dangerous Norris but will be frustrated to have conceded to a penalty given how few clear chances the home side created... 6.5

3. Charlie Goode

Defended belligerently against the dangerous Norris but will be frustrated to have conceded to a penalty given how few clear chances the home side created... 6.5
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Pushed back into defence in the absence of Wharton and didn't do much wrong, stepping in to defend on the front foot and clearing his lines when required... 6.5

4. Jordan Turnbull

Pushed back into defence in the absence of Wharton and didn't do much wrong, stepping in to defend on the front foot and clearing his lines when required... 6.5
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