>JPT hopes ended in second half blitz!

>Hartlepool United 4-0 Northampton Town
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy First Round
Tuesday, August 31st 2010

Well it was all going fine until half-time and the Cobblers could possibly smell another small cup upset but despite Chris Dunn returning in goal, we shipped four goals in nine minutes to crash out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this evening and you have to feel for the very small band of Cobblers fans that must now make their way back down south after a bruising defeat.

Hartlepool were beaten 5-0 at Victoria Park by Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend but they weren’t messing about tonight as goals from Evan Horwood, Peter Sweeney, Andy Monkhouse and Dennis Behan wrapped up the victory.

The only good points of note were the returns of Dunn and also of Liam Davis, a second half substitute for Courtney Herbert but that’s clutching at straws now so we’ll call this one off I think!

A big, big well done to any Town fans that went to the game this evening…you do the club proud!

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