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Opposition view: Duff felt Cheltenham ‘physically dominanated’ Cobblers

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff felt his side were the ‘physically dominant’ team and found ‘different ways’ to hurt the Cobblers during their 3-1 win at Whaddon Road on Saturday. The Robins continued their strong home form as Luke Varney’s...

today, 06:38 in Sport

Curle feels ‘impressive’ Hughes earned his chance as Cobblers boss defends team selection

Keith Curle believes it was the right decision to hand young centre-back Ryan Hughes a first-team debut against Cheltenham Town on Saturday despite Cobblers seeing their unbeaten run end with a 3-1 defeat at Whaddon Road. With captain and regular...

yesterday, 17:06 in Sport

Cheltenham Town 3 Northampton Town 1 – match review and highlights

As well as the Cobblers have done to turn things around and move up the table in recent weeks, there was always a lingering sense that their mad late dash for a play-off spot would prove a step too far. And those fears were realised in the Cotswolds...

yesterday, 12:24 in Sport

Horne gave Saints extra motivation in win at Welford Road

Chris Boyd says Saints had extra motivation for Friday night's match at Welford Road because they failed to perform in the Rob Horne testimonial at Twickenham in October. Boyd's men were beaten 23-15 on that disappointing day at English rugby HQ as...

yesterday, 07:28 in Sport

Hutchinson hailed by two-try Saints team-mate Collins

Tom Collins has heaped praise on 'outstanding' Saints playmaker Rory Hutchinson. Hutchinson pulled the strings in classy fashion as his side secured a superb 29-15 Gallagher Premiership win at local rivals Leicester Tigers on Friday night. The centre,...

yesterday, 07:28 in Sport

Opposition view: Saints were too smart for Tigers

Leicester Tigers boss Geordan Murphy admitted Saints' back row were too intelligent for his team at Welford Road on Friday night. Jamie Gibson, Heinrich Brüssow and Teimana Harrison all had a huge influence as Tigers were tamed on their own turf....

Saturday, 12:57 in Sport

Leicester Tigers 15 Northampton Saints 29: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

You wait ages for a win at Welford Road - and then two come along in as many matches. At times it felt like Saints' horror run at the home of Leicester Tigers would never end. Eleven long years passed by without a Northampton team celebrating on...

Saturday, 12:57 in Sport

'Very memorable' first trip to Welford Road for Saints boss Boyd

Chris Boyd was left to reflect on a 'very memorable' first trip to Welford Road after the Saints boss saw his side claim a superb 29-15 win on Friday night. A Tom Collins double added to Cobus Reinach's opener as the black, green and gold produced a...

Friday, 23:25 in Sport

Sensational Saints tear Tigers apart at Welford Road

Saints produced a sensational derby-day display as they cut Leicester Tigers apart to claim a stunning 29-15 win at Welford Road on Friday night. It was the second season in succession that the black, green and gold had won at the home of their...

Friday, 22:21 in Sport

Funeral held today for Daventry man stabbed to death in Northampton

The friends and family of Reece Ottaway who was killed last month rallied together to see his dream car project finished in time to join his funeral procession. The 23-year-old car enthusiast died as the result of a stab wound at Cordwainer House,...

Friday, 17:45 in Regional East

Government says no extra time to sort out Northamptonshire County Council's early years budget

The Government has said no to a request by Northamptonshire County Council for extra time to sort out its early years budget. After a backlash from childminders and nurseries about how a £1.5m funding reduction was divided up between providers, the...

Friday, 16:56 in Regional East

Bandit burglars strike at Kettering pub

Another bandit machine has been targeted by burglars in Kettering. The burglary took place on Monday, March 18, between 2am and 3am, when the offenders broke in to a pub in Bath Road through a rear window, forced open a games machine and stole cash...

Friday, 16:56 in Regional East

M1 resurfaced and reopen 12 hours after huge lorry fire

A lorry fire on the M1 in the early hours of this morning forced the closure of the motorway for around 12 hours. All emergency services were in attendance to the incident in the early hours of this morning (Friday) which resulted in a full northbound...

Friday, 16:31 in Regional East

Recruitment drive launched for more on-call firefighters to work in Northamptonshire

More hardworking on-call firefighters are being urged to assist the counties fire service as need for help in the daytime has increased. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has today launched a new recruitment drive where they hope to sign up to...

Friday, 15:29 in Regional East

Hoskins admits Cobblers players starting to talk about play-off challenge

It’s fair to say the play-offs have not been spoken about too much in the confines of the Cobblers changing rooms this season. Last summer there was certainly talk of promotion, but the realities of life back in Sky Bet League Two soon ensured the the...

Friday, 15:06 in Sport

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