VIDEO: Highlights of Bury 2 Northampton Town 1

HIGH POINT - Ricky Holmes celebrates scoring for the Cobblers at Bury (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
HIGH POINT - Ricky Holmes celebrates scoring for the Cobblers at Bury (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Town’s bid for a play-off place suffered a blow on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 at Bury.

The Cobblers looked to be on course for three points as they led 1-0 at half-time through a goal from Ricky Holmes.

Town’s chances looked to have been enhanced even further early in the second half when the home side were reduced to 10 men thanks to the sending off of Joe Riley.

But promotion-chasing Bury roared back to claim the win thanks to late goals from Kelvin Etuhu and Adam El Abd.

The Cobblers are now five points off the promotion play-off places with eight games to play