LiveNorthampton Town 2, Southend United 1, LIVE

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1:06am

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1:05am

Southend United manager Phil Brown: "This is not a crisis because we are still in the play offs.

"It's nothing to do with the system. Systems don't win you games, it's the mentality of the players that does.

"One or two harsh words were said after the game and things were pointed out to certain players.

"Northampton deserved the win and we just didn't fight like they did in the second half which frustrates me."

 "The first half our battling capabilities were there for all to see but they weren't in the second."

9:42pm

Northampton 2, Blues 1

9:40pm

Mark Phillips booked for a foul.

9:37pm

Four minutes of added on time to be played.

9:32pm

Blues make their final change with Jason Williams coming on for Anthony Straker

9:31pm

Michael Timlin booked for a foul

9:20pm

Northampton the better team here right now and look more likely to score.

9:19pm

He replaces Marc Laird

9:18pm

Kevan Hurst about to come on

9:14pm

Chris Hackett heads home for the hosts but it's ruled out for offside

9:04pm

Emile Sinclair beat Mark Phillips on the right hand side and teed up Chris Hackett to fire home from 12 yards.

9:04pm

Northampton 2, Blues 1. Hackett

9:03pm

Blues make their own change with Freddy Eastwood coming on for Lee Barnard

9:02pm

Double change for Northampton. Alan Connell on for John Marquis and Ian Morris for Brennan Dickenson

8:52pm

The second half is underway

8:52pm

The second half is underway

8:51pm

The officials are booed back on to the pitch by the home fans

8:49pm

Attendance: 3, 846 with 377 from Blues

8:37pm

First half stats

Northampton shots on target: 2, Corners: 1: Blues shots on target: 3, Corners: 2

8:36pm

Tackles were flying in during that half. Home fans giving the ref plenty of stick. Don't really know why!

8:35pm

Northampton 1, Blues 1

8:33pm

Two minutes of added on time to be played.

8:23pm

Anthony Straker tees up Barry Corr but he can only fire a weak shot straight at the keeper

8:20pm

What a miss. Ricky Ravenhill fires over from six yards. Huge chance for Northampton.

8:13pm

Apologies for the lack of updates, been having issues with internet connection which have hopefully now been sorted.

8:13pm

Ryan Leonard's right wing cross is volleyed wide by Marc Laird

8:12pm

Timlin broke the offside trap and finished well to put Blues back level

8:09pm

Northampton 1, Blues 1. Timlin

7:55pm

Northampton 1, Blues 0. Mathias Kouo-Doumbe on target.

7:51pm

Blues are playing three at the back with Ryan Leonard sitting in a deep midfield position just in front of them.

7:49pm

The game is underway

7:40pm

Northampton Town: Duke, McSweeney, Carter, Sinclair, Marquis, Hackett, Diamond, Kouo-Doumbe, Robertson, Ravenhill, Dickenson

Subs: Morris, Tozer, Snedker, Deegan, Connell, Toney & German

7:36pm

Three changes for Blues tonight with Lee Barnard, Mark Phillips and Marc Laird all coming back in to the side.

Phillips comes in for the injured Cian Bolger and looks set to line up alongside John White after Adam Thompson dropped out with a calf problem.

Ryan Leonard is likely to be at right-back with Marc Laird taking his slot in midfield.

Further forward, Barnard will partner Barry Corr as Kevan Hurst drops down on to the bench.

Southend United: Bentley, Leonard, White, Phillips, Coker, Atkinson, Timlin, Laird, Straker, Barnard, Corr

Subs: P Smith, Eastwood, Hurst, Payne, Banton, Williams & Gomis

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