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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

Northamptonshire mental health services in line for national award

Northamptonshire’s community services for people in mental health crisis have been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust could win a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Award for its services available to...

10 March 2019 in Regional East

Boyd: Saints 'somewhere between stupid and embarrassing' in Bristol defeat

Chris Boyd says Saints were 'somewhere between stupid and embarrassing' as they suffered late agony against Bristol Bears at Franklin's Gardens. Saints were sinners as they were hit with four late yellow cards, reducing them to 11 men before Piers...

9 March 2019 in Sport

Saints finish with 11 men as Bristol snatch win at Gardens

Saints' clash with Bristol Bears ended in a Franklin's Gardens farce as the home side were reduced to 11 men before Ian Madigan's conversion sealed a 26-24 win for the Bears. Piers O'Conor made the most of the depleted Northampton ranks as he cruised...

9 March 2019 in Sport

Pierre and Williams on target as Cobblers make it three wins in a row

Cobblers gave their faint play-off hopes a shot in the arm when goals from Aaron Pierre and Andy Williams handed them a third straight victory, beating fifth-placed Exeter City 2-1 at the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday. Town were the better team...

9 March 2019 in Sport

NTFC Supporters’ Trust chairman urges fans to ‘keep an open mind’ ahead of meeting

NTFC Supporters’ Trust chairman Andy Roberts has urged fans of the club ‘to keep an open mind’ ahead of Sunday’s public meeting, which is being held to discuss the potential future community ownership of the Cobblers. The ‘Project: Proud To Be’...

9 March 2019 in Sport

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