Ten man Barnet hold Cobblers

Barnet 0-0 Northampton Town
League Two
Monday, December 27th 2009

The Cobblers were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Barnet yesterday after the hosts were reduced to ten men early in the second half. Ian Sampson’s men couldn’t get into their stride in the opening 45 but Dean Sinclair’s red card in the opening exchanges of the second meant that the initiative was passed to us.

Billy McKay, a second half substitute, came close to making it two winners in two games but the biggest disappointment was the 89th minute chalking off of Adebayo Akinfenwa’s “goal” for a push on the home keeper.

The result does mean it’s something to build on though as 2009 turns into 2010 and two successive clean sheets is a small point in the right direction at least. The transfer window looms large now and it’s a massive one for Sammo as he looks to turn things around and get us away from the lower reaches of the football league.

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