Highs and lows at the PTS... Cobblers 2 Crawley Town 2 in pictures

The Cobblers supporters were certainly exposed to the full range of football emotions on Saturday as they watched their team draw 2-2 with Crawley Town.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 11:14 am
The Cobblers players celebrate Chris Lines' first-half penalty (Pictures: Pete Norton)

Cruising at 2-0 up going into the final stages, and with homegrown hero Shaun McWilliams having scored his first goal for the club, things were looking rosy, with the Cobblers looking good for a third straight win.

But 25 minutes later it was heartbreak as a freakish Joe Martin own goal levelled the score, with Crawley having initially got back into the game with a 70th-minute Ashley Nathaniel-George strike.

That Martin own goal came five minutes into time added on, and left the home players and supporters stunned, with the atmosphere at the final whistle more akin to the team having lost the game rather than drawn it.

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Shaun McWilliams shows his delight after scoring his first goal for the Cobblers

On the plus side, the draw stretched the Cobblers' unbeaten run to three matches, and sees them sitting in 12th place in Sky Bet League Two after 10 games, ,just three points off the play-offs and six off the top three.

The Cobblers now have a free week before they return to action with a trip to third-from-bottom Morecambe on Saturday.

Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris saves Chris Lines' second half penalty
Crawley celebrate their last-gasp equaliser
Crawley boss Gabriele Ciofi gets his message across to his players during a drinks break
Shaun McWilliams battles for the ball
Andy Williams in possession
Keith Curle shows the way
David Cornell and Crawley's Ollie Palmer
Glenn Morris can only watch Chris Lines' first-half penalty fly into the corner of the net
Andy Williams in the thick of the action
Sam Hoskins tries to get a block in
Andy Williams tries to block a clearance
Egli Kaja lines up a shot
Matt Warburton
Action from the Cobblers' draw with Crawley
Vadaine Oliver battles for the ball
The Cobblers players celebrate Chris Lines' opening goal