>Northampton Town 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday, August 28th 2010
Yesterday morning at around 12:45pm I got a phone call whilst preparing for a work football tournament from Jamie, who was keeping me up to date with the Carling Cup draw. He sounded solemn, and I was preparing for the news of Brentford away. Cue his sudden change of mood as he screamed that “we’re going to Anfield!”…the emotions that this provides are unmatchable and I’m going to have to beg, steal and borrow to get to Liverpool in a month or so because we really won’t get an opportunity like this in the near future!
I could imagine a celebrating Sixfields’ Tavern / supporters bar at the ground as the Town fans tried to turn their minds to the afternoon’s game with Wycombe.
Tadhg Purcell started the game but didn’t last until half time, taken off worryingly on a stretcher and despite Sammo playing down the injury after the game it doesn’t look like he’ll be back too soon.
Wycombe took the advantage just after the half hour mark when Dean Beckwith handled the ball just outside the area and Andy Sandall drove home into the top corner, leaving Tuesday’s hero Oscar Jansson helpless.
The sides appeared to match each other throughout and neither side would have wanted to lose the game after a run of draws. So it was almost inevitable when the Cobblers equalised late in the day. There were only four minutes left on the clock when Andy Holt went down in the area and the theme of penalties this week continued when Kevin Thornton just beat Nikki Bull in the Wanderers goal.
So still without a league win and facing a tough September, the Cobblers still need points in threes to start. Next week’s trip to Aldershot is daunting and we could do with one or two new faces by then, with the transfer window slamming shut on Tuesday afternoon.
Maybe, just maybe, a trip to Anfield might be a good bargaining tool for Sammo as he looks for new recruits!