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Crooks and Bowditch return, but Curle says O’Toole was ‘not avaliable’ for Crawley trip

Cobblers boss Keith Curle was delighted to welcome back fit-again duo Dean Bowditch and Matt Crooks for Saturday’s trip to Crawley Town, but he said John-Joe O’Toole was ‘not available to travel’. O’Toole has been a talismanic figure for the Cobblers...

yesterday, 18:02 in Sport

Northampton Saints 48 Dragons 14: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

It's not often you see 10 tries and feel a game lacked a certain amount of excitement. But so comfortable was Saints' success against the Dragons that entertainment was not in plentiful supply. In truth, the gulf between these two teams has been...

yesterday, 12:33 in Sport

Crawley Town 0 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Workmanlike rather than free-flowing, battling rather than convincing, Saturday’s hard-fought victory at Crawley Town, while not without fault, demonstrated the type of qualities Northampton have not always possessed in recent times. It would be easy...

yesterday, 12:33 in Sport

Opposition view: Unhappy Cioffi takes issue with sending off after Cobblers defeat

Crawley Town manager Gabriele Cioffi took issue with the decision to send off striker Ollie Palmer during his side’s 1-0 defeat to the Cobblers on Saturday. Palmer was given his marching orders for an apparent elbow on Aaron Pierre early in the...

yesterday, 08:46 in Sport

Boyd provides injury update on Saints trio

Chris Boyd says the decision to leave Piers Francis and Cobus Reinach out of Saints' squad to face the Dragons on Saturday was 'precautionary'. Both players suffered injuries during the week, with Francis troubled by a pectoral issue and Reinach...

yesterday, 07:26 in Sport

Northants health trust urges people struggling with their mood over Christmas to seek help

A campaign to help encourage individuals who are struggling with low mood, stress or anxiety to seek support over the festive period has been launched. A spokesman for Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “As we are fast approaching...

yesterday, 06:26 in Regional East

Boyd says Saints were 'a mixed bag' in big win against Dragons

Chris Boyd described Saints' victory against the Dragons as 'a mixed bag'. And the boss wants more from some of his players after admitting there were 'some average performances' in the thumping 48-14 success. Saints scored eight tries to overcome the...

Saturday, 19:56 in Sport

Burrell and Naiyaravoro at the double as Saints slay Dragons again

Luther Burrell and Taqele Naiyaravoro both bagged doubles as Saints smashed the Dragons 48-14 at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday afternoon. Api Ratuniyarawa, James Fish, Alex Mitchell and Ollie Sleightholme were also on the mark as the black, green and...

Saturday, 17:24 in Sport

Dragons clash gives Saints chance to get their heads right

Phil Dowson says the return to Challenge Cup action is a chance for Saints to 'get our heads right'. The black, green and gold have lost to the Gallagher Premiership's bottom side in each of the past two weeks, suffering defeat at Sale Sharks before...

Saturday, 07:42 in Sport

Play-offs not out of reach for Curle as Cobblers head to Crawley

Keith Curle has not written off a play-off challenge with the Cobblers this season, although his first aim is to move closer to a top half berth with three points at Crawley Town this weekend. Curle was initially brought in by chairman Kelvin Thomas...

Friday, 15:42 in Sport

Extra £4m for increased Daventry cinema costs agreed by councillors

Councillors have agreed to increase the amount of money Daventry District Council is spending on its town centre cinema proposals, after the costs went up by £4million. Problems with the groundworks mean that the price of the project has risen from...

Friday, 14:34 in Regional East

New Reach for Health premises in Daventry to be fully funded by council

A new £1.5million premises for Reach for Health will be funded in full by Daventry District Council after elected members voted in favour of granting the funds. Reach for Health offers physical and mental rehabilitation for people who have suffered a...

Friday, 14:34 in Regional East

Call to remove prayers from Daventry council meeting rejected

A motion to remove prayers from Daventry District Council meetings has been rejected after a fierce debate between councillors. Labour councillors Ken Ritchie and Aiden Ramsey had brought forward the motion as they believed that the council was a...

Friday, 14:16 in Regional East

Thomas ready to back Curle in January despite ‘ongoing’ takeover talks

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas is ready to back manager Keith Curle in the transfer market next month despite the continued possibility of a takeover. Thomas first opened the door to a potential sale back in May, a result of his built-up frustration...

Friday, 12:51 in Sport

Northampton Saints v Dragons: Tom Vickers' big match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Dragons Competition: European Challenge Cup (Pool 1) Venue: Franklin's Gardens, Northampton Date and kick-off time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 3pm Television coverage: None Referee: Thomas Charabas (France) Saints:...

Friday, 12:21 in Sport

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