Date: 6th September 2010 at 1:33pm
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From Vital Northampton:

So so close were Northampton to their first league win. A mighty second half on-slaught by Aldershot seemed to have been dealt with by the last ditch defending from the Cobblers defence but they could not hold on any longer. Ben Harding struck late into stoppage time at the second attempt and denied Northampton their first league win of the season.

Still the Cobblers found the back of the net through Billy McKay for their first goal from open play in the league this season, the classy Michael Jacobs doing well to feed through to McKay, Jamie Vincent’s block kindly bounced infront of McKay to slot home past Jamie Young.

The Aldershot front three of Morgan, Guttridge and Small did cause the Town defence some problems, but the Cobblers back five were able to prevent any damage being done to Chris Dunn’s goal. Pacy Winger Wade Small looked to be through on goal at on stage but a last ditch tackle stopped the Shots from taking a first half lead.

As the game went on Aldershot looked more like scoring at the Cobblers started to lose their way but the likes of Beckwith, Holt and Davis were able to clear on a number of occasions.

No more stoppages were made after four additional minutes and after thirty seven extra seconds Aldershot were level, Ben Harding’s second attempt found its way beyond Chris Dunn and sent the East Bank wild.

The Cobblers will be gutted not of held out in this one after a spirited and resilient display. The whole back five all did their own bit to keep a very dangerous attacking forward line of the likes of Morgan at bay. But a share of the points was probably a fair result.

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