The Northampton Town Academy under 15s and 16s are spending the half term week in Italy, taking part in a tournament involving the Cobblers, AFC Bournemouth, Luton Town, Rimini, Savignanse, Haverhill and Cesena. We will have regular updates on the trip:
Day 2 (continued)
The Northampton Town U16s rebounded from their defeat in the morning with an excellent 4-0 victory against last year's winners Fano meaning the Cobblers will face Luton Town in the 3rd/4th place play off.
The U15s faced strong competition in their group with Rimini and Cesena their opponents. After a 2-0 defeat against Rimini where the players started well but faded as the physicality of the Italian side took over, they raised their game for the tough test of Fano and performed well taking the lead. Again the physicality took its toll and the Italians equalised, with the game finishing 1-1.