Northampton Town 1-2 Chesterfield
Tuesday, September 28th 2010
The week of celebration, jubilation and excitement is officially over! It all pointed towards a perfect end to the week when Kevin Thornton scored in the final seconds of the first half tonight but two goals in four second half minutes condemned Sammo’s men to a first home defeat of the season.
The visitors went home happy despite the goals that appeared against the run of play and jump into the top three of League Two this evening. The Cobblers can now draw a line under the hype of the past seven days and try to kick on after a performance that wasn’t exactly disastrous but was damaging to the resurgence that could have been continued even with a draw here.
Thorton, who had been the stand out talent once more in the first half, rounded it off in style by getting on the end of a parry from Spireites keeper Tommy Lee to nod home and give the Cobblers the lead.
But it all came crashing down in dramatic style as Chesterfield hit back with twenty minutes to go. First, Dean Morgan fired home following a corner and then Craig Davies completely stunned Sixfields and sent the small band of visiting fans home delighted with their night’s work.
It’s been a mad, mad week and there’s so much more to come…we’re only at the end of September, still in the Carling Cup and despite a poorish league position there’s plenty of good signs so far.
We’ve got a long road ahead yet!