Cobblers boost survival hopes
Mark Hughes grabbed a late equaliser to earn Northampton a 3-3 draw with Scunthorpe.
Last Updated: 21/04/09 10:47pm
Mark Hughes grabbed a late equaliser to earn Northampton the point they needed to climb out of the relegation zone as they drew 3-3 with Scunthorpe.
And it was no less than Northampton deserved against play-off chasing Scunthorpe who twice led after coming back from going behind to Jason Crowe's 38th-minute opener.
Liam Trotter put Scunthorpe back on level terms in first-half stoppage-time, heading home a near-post corner from Grant McCann, and four minutes after the restart McCann put Scunthorpe ahead from the penalty spot after Luke Guttridge fouled Martyn Woolford.
Woolford should have increased Scunthorpe's advantage when he struck the crossbar from close range and McCann failed to finish from the rebound.
And Ikechi Anya equalised on the hour mark for Northampton, heading home at the far post from a Guttridge cross.
Matthew Sparrow restored Scunthorpe's advantage eight minutes later with a fierce first-time drive only for Hughes to pop up with a 76th-minute leveller, heading home a Danny Jackman corner.