Northampton Town 3-2 Macclesfield Town

Northampton Town won 3-2 at Sixfields to hand Macclesfield Town their eighth successive League Two defeat.

George Donnelly took advantage of some sloppy defending to give the visitors the lead, but Michael Jacobs's high cross looped in for 1-1.

Luke Guttridge headed the Cobblers in front and Adebayo Akinfenwa shot on the turn to make it 3-1 after the break.

Ben Tomlinson capitalised on another piece of poor defending from the hosts late on, but it was not enough.


Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It's nice that we've won but I've had a bit of a go at them. We started a bit slowly and I don't think that we played very well.

"When they score a goal right at the end, you think 'we've been here before'. It's just a bit sloppy.

"I know we're a little bit fragile but I never thought we were in any danger. We could have had a couple more goals if our finishing had been better.

"Special mention to Adebayo Akinfenwa because he did really well."

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