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Austin bursting with pride after superb Cobblers shock Pilgrims

Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin was a man brimming with pride after his side produced a sensational performance to beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0 on Saturday and rekindle their survival bid.
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GET IN THERE! - the Cobblers players celebrate their second goal against Plymouth (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Brilliant Cobblers keep survival hopes alive with impressive win over Plymouth

Cobblers produced their best performance of the season by a million miles to stun promotion-chasing Plymouth Argyle and revive their survival hopes at a boisterous Sixfields on Saturday afternoon.

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Rob Horne has been forced to call time on his career (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Horne forced to retire due to injury

Saints centre Rob Horne has been forced to retire at the age of just 28 after suffering career-ending nerve damage to his right arm during last weekend's win at Welford Road.

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Richard Gleeson dismissed Dom Sibley (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

County ‘capitulate’ as Warwickshire take control

Richard Levi was left to rue Northants’ ‘capitulation’ with the bat as Warwickshire started to take control at the County Ground.

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Defender Sonny Bradley scored twice in Plymouth's 2-0 victory over the Cobblers in November

James Heneghan’s Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle, Sky Bet League One

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Plymouth boss Derek Adams

Pilgrims boss Adams expecting ‘open’ clash against struggling Cobblers

Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams is expecting an open encounter as his side take on the Cobblers at Sixfields on Saturday, with both sides desperate for victory for very different reasons.

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Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin has had plenty of support from the club's fans

Austin admits it’s ‘payback time’ for Sixfields fans as Cobblers target first home win for three months

Dean Austin admits it is ‘payback time’ this weekend as the Cobblers prepare to take on high-flying Plymouth Argyle in search of their first Sixfields victory for three months.

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Nathan Reeve

BOXING: Northampton’s Reeve convinced he’s closing in on title chance

Nathan Reeve reckons he isn’t far away from a big fight.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Weekend football action

It seems summer has finally decided to arrive, but at the moment it is still football that is dominating the local parks and sports grounds.

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Martha Pieterse will captain a Northamptonshire Girls experimental team for a pre-season friendly at Colmworth GC on Sunday

GOLF: Skipper Bott welcomes Northants competition

Northants are expected to go with a blend of youth and experience for their first and second team friendlies with Warwickshire on Sunday, at Wellingborough GC and The Henley GC respectively.

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Towcester's Les Goodridge, Adam Walding and Steve Ward adding 'silt-busting' lime to Astwell Mill

ANGLING: Boyce bags the win in canal encounter

The best canal peg he’d pulled in 40 odd years at the drawbag – that was Tommy Boyce’s good luck on the Kennett & Avon.

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HORSE RACING: Second time lucky at Guilsborough?

HORSE RACING: Second time lucky at Guilsborough?

Three days of drying sunshine isn’t a lot to ask for after this most dismal of wet winters, so organisers of Sunday’s re-scheduled point-to-point fixture at Guilsborough are clinging to that prayer.

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Dave Buchanan has been impressed by Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin

Buchanan: Caretaker boss Austin has had ‘positive impact’ on Cobblers squad

Dave Buchanan has hailed the impact caretaker boss Dean Austin has made since taking over from the sacked Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Sixfields.

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WELL PREPARED - Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Austin confident Cobblers can impose themselves on in-form Plymouth Argyle

The dust had barely settled on his first victory as caretaker manager of the Cobblers when Dean Austin was setting his sights on doubling that win tally when in-form Plymouth Argyle come to Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm).

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Christian Day will call time on his playing career this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Christian Day retires: Tom Vickers' view

When summing up the immense contribution of Christian Day to Saints, little more needs to be said than he was players' player of the year in perhaps the greatest season in the club's history.

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Christian Day (right) has decided the time is right to retire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stalwart Christian decides to call it a Day

Saints lock Christian Day has decided to call time on his career at the conclusion of the current campaign.

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Dan Biggar has come to Northampton to meet new Saints boss Chris Boyd and incoming attack coach Sam Vesty (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Biggar: Saints supporters should be really excited about next season

Dan Biggar believes exciting times beckon for Saints after spending time with the club's new coaches at Franklin's Gardens this week.

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BETTER TOGETHER - the Cobblers supporters and players celebrate the FA Cup win at Coventry City in November, 2015

Buchanan calls for repeat of title-winning spirit, and says ‘this team needs the fans more than ever’

Club captain David Buchanan has called on the Cobblers supporters to pack out Sixfields this weekend, saying ‘this team needs them more than ever’.

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Plymouth boss Derek Adams

Plymouth hit by injury blow as key man Taylor is ruled out of Cobblers trip

Plymouth Argyle have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of their trip to the Cobblers on Saturday with the news that striker Ryan Taylor has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

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