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Cobblers striker Sordell fit to face Newport County

Marvin Sordell has recovered from the head injury he suffered in Saturday’s win over Exeter City and is available to play in the Cobblers’ Sky Bet League Two clash with Newport County at the PTS Academy Stadium on Tuesday. The Burton Albion loan man...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

Met Office issue severe weather warning for Northamptonshire with 55mph gusts of wind expected

Strong winds are expected to hit the county tomorrow night (Tuesday) and into Wednesday. Forecasters are predicting a strong northwesterly winds will spread across much of the UK with gusts of up to 55mph in Northamptonshire. The weather warning is...

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Academy manager Sinclair to leave Saints

Saints Academy manager Simon Sinclair will leave the club at the end of the season to take up a role with Bedford Modern School. Sinclair, who has had a 14-year association with Saints as a coach, is to join Bedford Modern School as director of...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

Wellingborough Britain’s Got Talent winner triumphs again at Crufts

Britain’s Got Talent star Ashleigh Butler was once again a winner at Crufts when she triumphed at the dog show on Friday (March 8). Ashleigh and Sully, a cross between a Border Collie and both a Chinese Crested and a Poodle, took the top prize on in...

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Roads to avoid in Northamptonshire on commute

New government data reveals the roads to avoid in Northamptonshire to get to work on time, and whether delays are getting worse. The Department for Transport figures show that the A43 northbound between A413 near Whittlebury and A5 had the slowest...

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Northampton Saints 24 Bristol Bears 26: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

When Saints sit back and reflect on the season, they will probably be pretty pleased with how they have performed at home. But two big late blips will haunt them if they don't achieve their aims, with avoidable defeats to Newcastle Falcons and now...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

In-form Powell singled out as Curle finally names an unchanged team, but don’t get used to it!

Aside from recording a third straight victory for only the second time this season, Northampton’s 2-1 win over Exeter City on Saturday was notable for another reason: Keith Curle finally naming an unchanged team. Curle’s tendency to rotate and tinker...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

Daventry woman banned from owning dogs after her terrier injures two people

A Daventry woman pleaded guilty to two dangerous dog offences and has been banned from keeping a dog for 10 years. Joanne Brierley, 41, and Lee Venner, 39, both of The Stour, The Grange, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court last week....

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Supporters’ Trust public meeting... round-up of the the launch of Project: Proud To Be

The NTFC Supporters’ Trust laid bare their hopes for the future for the Cobblers when they staged a public open meeting at a Northampton town centre hotel on Sunday afternoon. The Trust officially launched their Project: Proud To Be plan at the Park...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

'People in this county are scared' senior Northamptonshire police officer unapologetic about cracking down...

A police superintendent has acknowledged that a series of stabbings in Northampton has left ordinary people fearful. Superintendent Chris Hillery said people had become scared after an increase in violent attacks in Northampton and the wider county....

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Curle praises forward pair and gives injury update on Sordell

Cobblers boss Keith Curle is confident he’ll have striker Marvin Sordell fit and available for Tuesday’s visit of Newport County despite the Burton loanee only lasting 34 minutes against Exeter City at the weekend. The 27-year-old’s injury-ravaged...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 

NSB set up Twickenham final after seeing off Rugby School at Allianz Park

Northampton School for Boys are heading to Twickenham for the U15 Schools Cup final after beating Rugby School 21-0 at Allianz Park on Sunday afternoon. Tries from Lucas Kitson, William Evans and Frankie Sleightholme, son of former Saints wing Jon...

10 March 2019 in Sport
 

Boyd reveals why Ribbans was ruled out of Saints' clash with Bristol

Saints have been dealt a blow with the news that David Ribbans is set to be out for 'a few weeks' with an ankle injury. Ribbans was named in the team to face Bristol Bears at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday afternoon, but he was forced to withdraw. Api...

10 March 2019 in Sport
 

Northampton Town 2 Exeter City 1 – match review and highlights

The chances of Northampton making the play-off may well remain remote at this stage but, if nothing else, it seems they have at least stumbled upon an effective winning formula that bodes well for next season and beyond. There was plenty to admire...

10 March 2019 in Sport
 

‘The Trust is looking to initiate a community ownership model which can be developed into a robust plan’

The NTFC Supporters’ Trust are holding an open meeting in Northampton town centre on Sunday (March 10). The purpose of the meeting, which will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel (1pm start), is to look into a potential future community...

10 March 2019 in Sport
 


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