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‘Hurt’ Taylor at a loss to explain Cobblers’ dismal form after Oldham thrashing

The feeble manner of Northampton’s performance in their heavy defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday made it a tough result to take for defender Ash Taylor, who admitted he and his team-mates were left ‘hurting’ by the 5-1 loss.

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink admits he has ’issues’ to resolve at struggling Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has once again promised that he will ‘get it right’ at the Cobblers after revealing his frustration with certain ongoing ‘issues’ at the club which date back to the time of his appointment.

Christian Day (left) gave an honest assessment of Saints' showing against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Day: We were our own worst enemy

Christian Day feels Saints were their own worst enemy in Saturday's defeat to Ospreys.

Lewis Ludlam displays Saints' feeling of despair during the defeat to Ospreys (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 32 Ospreys 43: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

When Saints worked their socks off to qualify for the Champions Cup towards the end of last season, they had hope.

Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett is fined, suspended and given written warning by England Lions

Northants batsman Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia, but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

COMMON THEME: David Cornell dives in vain as Jack Byrne's deflected effort sneaks in to make it 3-0 before half-time. (Pictures by Sharon Lucey)

Oldham Athletic 5 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

In bleak situations such as this one, it’s sometimes best to let the bare facts do the talking. After all, when it comes to the sorry state of Northampton’s disintegrating season, what more can you say that hasn’t been said already?

Jim Mallinder saw Saints lose at home to Ospreys on Saturday evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder searching for answers as Saints' slump continues

Jim Mallinder admits Saints are no closer to finding a solution for their current malaise after the 43-32 defeat to Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

Rob Horne scored for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer another defeat after shocking 60 minutes against Ospreys

Saints scored five second-half tries but their Champions Cup hopes were extinguished during a dreadful first 60 minutes at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink watches his team suffer a heavy defeat at a snowy Oldham

Boss Hasselbaink hits out after unacceptable first-half performance leads to Oldham hammering

A deeply disappointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink let rip at his side's woeful first-half performance after their 5-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, labelling it as 'just not good enough' with the Cobblers all but beaten by half-time.

Oldham's players celebrate their early opening goal (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Worrying afternoon for woeful Cobblers as they are dismantled at Oldham Athletic

Northampton's dismal season took another worrying turn for the worse on a truly forgettable Saturday afternoon when they were taken to the cleaners by Oldham Athletic, hammered 5-1 at a snowy Boundary Park.

Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett suspended by England for pouring a drink over the head of a team-mate

Northants cricketer Ben Duckett poured a drink over a senior England player's head in the incident which led to him being suspended pending a disciplinary hearing, coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.
Ben Duckett

Northants batsman Duckett provisionally suspended by ECB over 'incident' in Perth bar

Northants bastman Ben Duckett has been provisionally suspended and is facing a disciplinary hearing over an incident in a Perth bar, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

David Cornell impressed in goal during last weekend's defeat at Portsmouth

FEATURE: Keeper Cornell ready to take his chance when it comes

Making it as a professional footballer isn’t easy... and making it as a goalkeeper is even harder.

NSB are heading to Allianz Park in March

Coach Lee praises fearless NSB as they secure spot in Allianz Park semi-final

Northampton School for Boys will head to Allianz Park on March 3 as their bid to make it to Twickenham continues to take shape.

Luther Burrell is back in action for Saints this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints v Ospreys: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Ospreys

FORGETTABLE NIGHT: Cobblers players were left crestfallen by Oldhams late winner at Sixfields back in March

James Heneghan’s Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

Lewis Ludlam will start for Saints against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ludlam handed first Champions Cup start as Saints square up to Ospreys

Lewis Ludlam will make his first Champions Cup start for Saints in Saturday's clash with Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 5.30pm).

The Cobblers are on a poor run, but Matt Grimes says everybody has to stick together

Midfielder Grimes says struggling Cobblers have to ‘stick together’

Matt Grimes knows he is resorting to cliche, but he insists the only way the Cobblers are going to get out of their current run of poor form is for everybody ‘to stick together’.

Royal Magic was a winner at Towcester

HORSE RACING: Royal win makes for a Magic day at Towcester

Royal Magic, trained by 2008 Gold Cup winning jockey Sam Thomas and ridden by Adrian Heskin, rode the first 66/1 winner at Towcester for 12 and a half years last week.

Horse Racing
WORLD CHAMPION - Tyler Cole-Dyer

TRAMPOLINING: NTGA’s Cole-Dyer delivers as he becomes world champion

Tyler Cole-Dyer became World Synchronised Trampoline champion thanks to a stunning performance in Bulgaria that saw him fly home with a silver medal in the individual competition to add to his synchronised gold.

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