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Northampton Town 2-3 Rochdale

Matty Lund scored a hat-trick as Rochdale twice came from behind to beat Northampton.

Dale had the better of the opening exchanges, Ian Henderson firing wide and Oliver Rathbone shooting over.

In between Sam Hoskins saw his effort deflected wide for the Cobblers, who took a 16th-minute lead when Matt Taylor curled in a 25-yard free-kick which beat Conrad Logan at his near post.

Dale were back on level terms three minutes later when the home side failed to clear Joe Bunney's low cross and Lund turned the ball in from close.

The visitors got on top but Northampton had the better chances. Alex Revell seeing a goalbound header blocked, Taylor flashing another free-kick wide and Jak McCourt firing over.

Rochdale responded and had a couple of opportunities before the break. with Henderson shooting past the near post and Steven Davies heading wide from a good position.

After the restart Logan foiled John-Joe O'Toole with a reflex save but Rathbone missed an easy header for Dale.

The hosts regained the lead in the 57th minute when substitute Marc Richards sent Sam Hoskins away and he beat the advancing Logan. But Dale equalised in the 63rd minute when the Cobblers failed to clear and Lund fired home from 15 yards.

Lund completed his hat-trick four minutes later, securing victory when he outjumped David Cornell to head home Bunney's cross with Northampton appealing for a foul on the keeper.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe22145346202647
2Sheff Utd22135440231744
3Bolton22134528131543
4Bradford2291032819937
5Rochdale2211383329436
6Peterborough21105635231235
7Southend229763128334
8Fleetwood229673428633
9Wimbledon228863425932
10Oxford Utd228682827130
11Bristol Rovers228683339-630
12Gillingham228593036-629
13Charlton2161052621528
14Millwall218493235-328
15Northampton227693333027
16Walsall226972531-627
17Port Vale227692636-1027
18MK Dons2266102631-524
19Swindon2266102233-1124
20Chesterfield2263132739-1221
21Shrewsbury2256112234-1221
22Bury2262143245-1320
23Coventry2247111930-1119
24Oldham213991224-1218
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