PICTURE GALLERY: Bristol Rovers 1 Northampton Town 1

The Cobblers claimed another precious point in their battle for Sky Bet League One survival when they drew 1-1 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 11:24 am
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 11:24 am
Matt Crooks heads down the tunnel after being sent off at Bristol Rovers (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

New signing Kevin Luckassen enjoyed a dream debut, with the big striker netting with his first touch after coming on as a second-half substitute.

That goal levelled the score after Rovers had taken a first-half lead, and Town held on to secure a share of the spoils, despite a red card for Matt Crooks.

The midfielder was dismissed for two yellow cards, and he is now facing a three-match ban as it is his third dismissal of the season, following on from reds at Southend United and at home to Walsall.

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In all three cases, Crooks was dismissed for picking up two cautions.

That dismissal put a dampener on the day for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but the Town boss was still satisfied with his outcome of a tricky trip to the west country.

The point ensures the Cobblers stay out of the relegation zone, as they are still one point clear of fourth-from-bottom Fleetwood, who also drew, 1-1 with in-form Plymouth Argyle.

Chron photographer Sharon Lucey was at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday to capture the action, and here is a selection of her images.