>Northampton Town 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

>The Cobblers finished ninth in League One after a final day victory over Tranmere Rovers at Sixfields. Goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Poul Hubertz secured the win and took us to our highest league finish for ten years.

Mark Bunn was replaced in goal by Chris Dunn after the first choice keeper injured himself during his training spell with Manchester City this week. Cobblers’ player of the year Danny Jackman started on the bench as Alex Dyer started the game in midfield. Colin Larkin partnered Adebayo Akinfenwa up front.

The Cobblers had the lead with the first attack of the game and it as Akinfenwa that grabbed the goal. Alex Dyer and Giles Coke were involved before Daniel Jones crossed for the big man to fire the ball home at the second attempt.

Tranmere had their first real effort on goal on ten minutes as Anthony Kay volleyed the ball over the bar while on the half hour mark Colin Larkin curled just wide of the post.

Andy Taylor forced Chris Dunn into a good save just before the end of the half but they did have an equaliser before the break. Chris Shuker headed the ball back across goal and Chris Greenacre acrobatically hit an overhead kick past Dunn to send the sides in level.

Poul Hubertz came on for his final appearance for the club ten minutes into the second half as Giles Coke made way.

Gabor Gyepes met a Jones corner with a good header but Danny Coyne saved well before Jones himself shot wide.

Hubertz would have his moment of glory as he score on his final appearance at Sixfields, his thirteenth of the season. Jones swung in a free kick and Hubertz rose to meet the ball with a good header that went in off the post and give the Cobblers the lead once more.

The rest of the game saw a Jackman header the closest either side came to adding to the scores and the Cobblers sealed another home win to bring to an end a good season for the club. A top ten finish would have been taken by any Town fan before the first game of the season and ninth is a fantastic achievement for Stuart Gray’s men.

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