Match 37
27th February 1996
Northampton T (h)

Tuesday 27th February 1996.

Third Division.


A much improved performance by the Cry did not get it's just rewards as Northampton snatched a last gasp winner in injury time through Nel Grayson.

Northampton had taken the lead after 38th minute when a close range header from Ray Warburton just crossed the line despite the attempted save by Peter Fox Within 60 seconds however City were back on terms and what a superb goal it was. A frag-kick was cleared by Northampton, only for the ball to fall for Mark Gavin who valcyed in a tamtic shot into the top corner of the net.

City enjoyed the lions share of the play in the second half and certainly deserved a share of the points at the very least, but in the final moments cl the game, Grayson broke clear on the lett and unleashed a shot from the edge of the area for an undeserved winner.

Grecians team: Peter Fox, Mark Chamberlain, Darren Hughes, Paul Buckle, Noel Blake, Jon Richardson, Mark Gavin, Mark Copper, Leon Brathwaite, Danny Bailey, Mark Came

Subs not used: John Sharpe, Richard Pears, Neil Parsley.

Northampton team:Woodman, Norton, Hunter, Peer. Warburton, O'Shea. Taylor, Doherty (Grayson 62nd). Thompson, White, Burns

Subs not used: Worboys, Gibb.

Exeter: Gavin.

Northampton: Warburton, Grayson.

Attendance: 2,663

Referee: Ken Leach (Brewood), replaced at half-sime by Martin Sims.



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