Northampton 0-0 Plymouth

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Northampton 0-0 Plymouth

Relegation rivals Northampton and Plymouth played out a goalless draw in League Two.

With Adebayo Akinfenwa on the bench after injury, the hosts lacked firepower but Toni Silva blazed over from close range early on.

Cobblers' Ben Tozer shot wide and Michael Jacobs tested keeper Jake Cole, while Alex MacDonald fired over after some good approach play by Argyle.

The visitors' Paul Wotton then saw his 25-yard free-kick rattle the woodwork.

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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

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It's a point gained - Boothroyd

"Plymouth were terrific defensively. We couldn't find a rhythm after a good start.

"I think it highlights what we need to do in the summer and I know that.

"But, all in all, at this stage of the season, with the run that we're on, it's very much a point gained.

"I think today it was very important that we didn't get beat and we haven't and it's another point on the board."

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

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We did ugly stuff well - Fletcher

"They've got seven or eight players over six feet tall so we knew they'd be a threat from headers and set pieces.

"We had to do the ugly stuff well. We got better as the game went on, it was just unfortunate we couldn't nick one at the other end.

"We had players coming back and marking big centre halves. They stuck to their task, which is really pleasing.

"The situation with the table changes every week, but all that matters is how it looks come May 5."

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