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Northampton 2 – 1 Forest Grn

Last Updated: 13/10/18 4:27pm

Andy Williams scored deep into stoppage-time as Northampton ended Forest Green’s unbeaten start to the season with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Sixfields.

Reuben Reid’s first-half goal had the visitors on course to extend their undefeated start to 13 league games but Aaron Pierre levelled before Williams’ last-gasp winner gave the Cobblers their first home win of the season.

Earlier, David Cornell was at full stretch to keep out Dayle Grubb in the opening exchanges and counterpart Robert Sanchez produced a similar stop to thwart Billy Waters.

Cornell also saved from Reid and Lloyd James and then Liam Shephard’s lob landed on the roof of the net before Rovers deservedly hit the front through Reid, who collected Reece Brown’s long ball and rounded Cornell two minutes shy of half-time.

Northampton levelled just past the hour-mark as Jordan Turnbull headed David Buchanan’s corner into the path of Pierre who found the bottom corner.

Sanchez did well to deny SAm Hoskins late on but the home side would not to be denied thanks to Williams who finished off fine work from Kevin van Veen to spark wild celebrations.

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