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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jack Baldwin (12')
  • Jack Marriott (14')
  • Ash Taylor (79')

Pressure mounts on Northampton boss Hasselbaink as Peterborough profit

Northampton suffered another damaging defeat in their battle against relegation from Sky Bet League One after losing 2-0 at local rivals Peterborough.
The visitors remain in the bottom four thanks to goals from Jack Baldwin and Jack Marriott, which helped to move Posh up to fifth.
The Cobblers ended the game with 10 men after last man Ash Taylor was sent off for fouling Marriott.
Northampton started well but striker Chris Long was denied by Peterborough goalkeeper Conor O'Malley after being played through on goal by Matt Crooks.
Peterborough took advantage through two Liam Shephard free-kicks from inside his own half.
The first, in the 12th minute, was headed in by an unmarked Baldwin, and the second two minutes later saw Marriott lob goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell for his 31st goal of the season.
Sam Foley hit the outside of the post for the visitors, who then had Taylor sent off with 11 minutes to go, while many of their fans also called on manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to be sacked.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 23 +16 48
2 Hull City 24 +18 45
3 Peterborough United 23 +15 43
4 Doncaster Rovers 21 +16 42
5 Portsmouth 23 +17 41
6 Charlton Athletic 25 +6 40
7 Sunderland 23 +13 39
8 Accrington Stanley 20 +6 36
9 Crewe Alexandra 25 +2 36
10 Ipswich Town 22 +2 35
11 Oxford United 22 +6 34
12 Gillingham 24 0 33
13 Plymouth Argyle 24 -6 33
14 Fleetwood Town 24 +7 31
15 Blackpool 22 +2 31
16 Milton Keynes Dons 24 -1 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -5 24
18 Rochdale 24 -9 23
19 Bristol Rovers 22 -11 23
20 Northampton Town 23 -18 23
21 AFC Wimbledon 24 -17 22
22 Swindon Town 24 -18 21
23 Wigan Athletic 23 -19 21
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16