Northampton Town 3 - 3 Southend United

Match info: League Two at Sixfields Stadium

Date: 25/08/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: Steve Martin Att: 4,562

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Adebayo Akinfenwa 65
Alex Nicholls 86
David Artell 82



Britt Assombalonga 57
Kane Ferdinand 78
Ryan Cresswell 90+5

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: August 24 2012, 14:35 BST

Team news for Saturday's npower League Two clash between Northampton and Southend.

Michael Timlin: Suspended
Michael Timlin: Suspended

Michael Timlin misses out as Southend travel to Northampton still searching for their first point and first goal of the season.

Midfielder Timlin was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence in the first half of Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Oxford and now serves a one-match suspension.

Manager Paul Sturrock made four changes in midweek, dropping influential winger Ryan Hall, captain Chris Barker, left-back Luke Prosser and forward Britt Assombalonga to the bench.

And the Scot now faces a dilemma as he looks to arrest the club's worst start to a season in 20 years.

Winger Kevan Hurst is struggling with an ankle injury, striker Freddy Eastwood (calf) has resumed training but is not yet ready while fellow frontman Barry Corr (groin) remains sidelined.

Goalkeeper Paul Smith is yet to make his debut having been named on the bench at Oxford following his arrival.

Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd is expected to name an unchanged side for the third successive game.

In fact, Boothroyd will probably select the same starting XI and seven substitutes that formed his matchday squad for both the draw at Rochdale on the opening day of the npower League Two season and the home win over Rotherham on Tuesday night.

That will mean that last season's top goalscorer Adebayo Akinfenwa will once again have to settle for a place among the substitutes.