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Who once said “Football was a funny old game ?” It certainly is as Bristol Rovers found themselves unexpectedly relegated to the Conference for the first time in 94 years on Saturday.
Going into the game, they needed Wycombe to fail to beat to Torquay and Northampton Town to lose at home to Oxford to escape the drop, but it wasn’t to be.
On 36 minutes, Colin Daniel side footed home to give the Mansfield Town the lead at Bristol Rovers and with both Wycombe and Northampton winning at half time, it …

This weekend sees the end of the season before the extension of the Play-Offs and the race to beat the drop into the Conference will be on as one of three teams will face the drop.
Wycombe travel to already relegated Torquay United on 47 points in a game they must win, whereas Northampton Town, currently on 50 points, face Oxford United where a point will be enough to secure their Football League status whilst Bristol Rovers, also on 50 points, face Mansfield Town at home.
Defeats for both Northampton and Bristol …

With the season nearly over, it’s about retaining Football League status at the foot of League Two and on Saturday, there is a huge game at Adams Park this weekend as Wycombe Wanderers (21st) entertain Bristol Rovers (22nd).
With both clubs on 47 points and lingering above the drop zone on goal difference, it’s going to be a nervy affair for both clubs which neither will want to lose. Both teams go into the game with just one win in their last ten games and hovering dangerously above the relegation zone …

After a run of 2 wins and 3 draws in the last 3 matches of last season, many Northampton fans can be forgiven for thinking that they had turned a corner under Gary Johnson. Despite a productive transfer season which saw the likes of Arron Davies, Ben Tozer and League 2’s cult figure Adebayo Akinfenwa sign for the Cobblers, Northampton continued to struggle and had returned to the form which Johnson had seen over at the start of his Sixfields reign. After a loss against Luton Town in the FA …

At around 10pm last night, a spike of activity on Twitter seemed to forecast the imminent signing of ex-Brighton and Shrewsbury man Jake Robinson for Northampton and sure enough at just after 3pm this afternoon the news of another impressive coup was confirmed.
Robinson, 24, scored 16 goals during the 2010/11 campaign, 9 of those came for parent club Shrewsbury with the remainder coming during a loan spell at Torquay. Indeed, two of those goals for the Shrews came against Northampton as part of a classy display from the front-man in the fixture at Greenhous Meadow in September.  
He joins former talisman Adebayo …

Northampton Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town
BILLY McKay saw his opener wiped out, as Cheltenham fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at the Sixfields Stadium.
The Cobbler’s made one change from the team which saw off Lincoln City on Monday afternoon, with Ryan Gilligan returning from a bout of pneumonia to fill the void left by Ryan Jarvis, whose loan spell has now ended.
Northampton started the game fielding a 4-5-1 formation, with club captain Andy Holt sat behind lone striker McKay. Perhaps not your archetypal strike force.
Still, it was the home side who broke the …

Why, hello there!
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Kris and I am footballblog.co.uk’s dedicated Northampton Town writer. Currently a Journalism degree undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University, my greatest passion is my hometown team, who I’ve now followed the fortunes of home and away for some 12 years. A season ticket holder for five years I now attend on a more casual basis due to university commitments.
In ten years time I hope to be amongst the UK’s best young sports writers. But for now I’m just cutting my teeth. This is a part of the start for …