Northampton 4 Swansea 2
16th March 2008
Things go from bad to worse for the Swans as they suffered their second defeat in 3 games. The Cobblers handed Roberto Martinez's side their heaviest defeat of the season as they romped to a comfortable 4-2 win.
After just 23 minutes, the hosts were 3 goals up and cruising as the Swans defence had a mare.
Their first came after 14 minutes, when Adebayo Akinfenwa headed a corner towards Hubertz who made no mistake from 6 yards. 5 minutes later, Tate put the ball into his own net after deflecting Daniel James' shot past De Vries.
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Swansea City pulled one back on the half hour mark as Scotland beat the offside trap to score after latching onto Bodde's pass.
We then had a chance to get it back to 3-2 before half time but the keeper saved Scotland's effort before Bauza hit wide from the rebound.
Martinez made a change at the restart, bringing on Pratley for Painter and risking 3 at the back. It was a risky move after our first half defensive show but we had nothing to lose.
7 minutes into the second half though, and Northampton made it four. It was more woeful defending from the Swans as Akinfenwa fed Jackman to score.
The former Swan nearly got a goal himself but his free header went wide of the post.
We got a consolation goal late on as Scotland again linked up with Bodde to increase his tally to 24.
Northampton Town: Bunn, Crowe, Gyepes, Little, Jones, Gilligan, Burnell, Jackman, Holt, Hubertz, Akinfenwa (Coke 73). Subs not used: Dunn, Henderson, Dolman, Dyer.
Swansea City: De Vries, Rangel, Tate, Lawrence, Painter (Pratley 46), Butler, Bodde, Britton, Robinson, Bauza (Brandy 46), Scotland. Subs not used: Austin, Duffy, MacDonald.
Att: 5,926 Away: 858
Ref: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire).