League Two

March 29, 2013

Full-time

Northampton Town

1 - 0

Torquay United

League Two

19:45 +00:00, March 29, 2013

Sixfields Stadium, England

Referee: D Sheldrake

Langmead blow for Cobblers

Team Stat Comparison

Northampton Town Torquay United
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 6 19
Points 73 53
Goal Difference 9 -7
Goals for * 1.8 0.7
Goals against * 0.7 1.0
Last 5 L-W-W-W-D D-W-W-L-L
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W D-W-L-W-W
Last 5 away L-W-D-D-L W-L-L-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Northampton Town | Torquay United

Competition Stats

Northampton Town Torquay United
Goals Adebayo Akinfenwa 16 Rene Howe 15
Assists Chris Hackett 14 Kevin Nicholson 9
Yellows Joe Widdowson 12 Rene Howe 15
Reds Clarke Carlisle 1 Aaron Downes 2
Squads: Northampton Town | Torquay United

Next Matches

Northampton Town Torquay United
4/26 A: Dagenham & Redbridge 4/26 A: Mansfield Town
5/3 H: Oxford United 5/3 H: Wycombe Wanderers

Northampton host Torquay without skipper Kelvin Langmead.

Langmead underwent surgery on Thursday after a knee injury forced him off after just 12 minutes of the Cobblers' 1-0 home win over Oxford last weekend.

The centre-half, who had been an ever-present in Aidy Boothroyd's team this season prior to that, is expected to regain fitness before the end of the campaign.

Nathan Cameron has been drafted in as cover for Langmead and the 21-year-old, on loan from Coventry, will compete with Lee Collins for a starting role against the Gulls.

John Johnson was also withdrawn against Oxford because of a hamstring strain but the right-back will be fit for Friday night's fixture.

Midfielder Chris Hackett has been playing despite a slight calf strain and Cobblers boss Boothroyd may opt to rest him at some point over the Easter schedule with two matches in the space of four days.

Torquay's long-serving left-back Kevin Nicholson looks set to return to the starting line-up.

With defender Tom Cruise serving a one-match suspension for his dismissal against York last weekend 32-year-old Nicholson, who has been with the Gulls since 2007, is expected to get the nod.

Manager Alan Knill has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip but he remains without Craig Easton who is sidelined with a calf injury.

A number of Knill's squad got some valuable game time under their belt in the Devon Bowl semi-final win over Bideford in midweek. Nathan Craig and Ashley Yeoman, regulars on the bench in recent weeks, scored the goals while Aaron Downes and Ian Morris played for 90 minutes.

Downes was an unused substitute last weekend having returned from suspension while Morris is returning to match fitness after his Achilles tendon injury.

Eight points from their last four match has lifted United five points clear of the drop zone ahead of the Easter fixtures.