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Date added: 02 February 2008

Swindon Town 1 Northampton 1 

Town let it slip with points almost in the bag

Coca-Cola League One

RESULT: Swindon Town 1 Northampton 1

Swindon scorer: Sturrock 56
Northampton scorer: Akinfenwa 87 
 
Maurice Malpas, Swindon Town
Malpas: philosophical
A lack of concentration in the closing minutes cost Swindon all three points this afternoon.
 
Former Town target Adebayo Akinfenwa - who failed a medical at the County Ground after signing in June 2007 - heading home unmarked just as Town were looking to play the clock down 1-0 up.
 
"It was a good delivery to be fair," how a disappointed Maurice Malpas described the corner kick that led to the goal.
 
"But we never got going throughout the game. And when you don't get a second goal in games like this, things like that happen."
 
Damp squib
 
In a largely turgid affair, there was very little to excite the crowd in a match that never came to life.
 
The loss of Barry Corr early on due to a shoulder injury adding further to a damp County Ground atmosphere that matched the quality of the football.
 
His replacement, though, Blair Sturrock, providing the one moment of cheer for Town fans when the Scot volleyed in the opener just after the break.
 
A close-range effort that looked like being the winner until Akinfenwa levelled matters in the 87th minute.
 
A draw that extends Town's unbeaten League run to nine games: won four; drawn five.
 
The League One table:
 
1 Swansea 28 31 60
2 Doncaster 29 16 50
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3 Carlisle 28 12 48
4 Nottm Forest 28 20 46
5 Walsall 30 10 46
6 Tranmere 30 6 46
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7 Leyton Orient 30 -4 45
8 Leeds 30 23 44
9 Southend 29 2 41
10 Swindon 28 4 40
11 Northampton 30 -4 39
12 Brighton 27 5 38
13 Yeovil 30 -6 38
14 Oldham 28 3 37
15 Huddersfield 28 -13 37
16 Hartlepool 29 1 36
17 Bristol Rovers 26 0 34
18 Gillingham 29 -14 32
19 Cheltenham 28 -14 31
20 Millwall 28 -13 30
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21 Crewe 30 -19 30
22 Bournemouth 30 -17 29
23 Luton 29 -8 24
24 Port Vale 30 -21 21
 
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