Hereford 0-0 Northampton

Northampton secured their place as a Football League side thanks to a goalless draw with Hereford.

But the result was less than useful for the Bulls, who missed the opportunity to climb above Barnet and out of the relegation zone.

Cobblers duo Ben Tozer and Adebayo Akinfenwa had efforts cleared off the line by Will Evans and Rob Purdie before half time.

Bulls midfielder Nicky Featherstone had an effort blocked by Clarke Carlisle.

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We must remain focused - O'Kelly

Hereford United manager Richard O'Kelly told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"From the start of the second half, Nicky Featherstone got onto the ball a lot and was able to dictate the game.

"It gave us a foothold, we got some momentum and the crowd gave us a lift.

"If we drew every game then that might be enough, but you want to go out for a win.

"We haven't scored loads of goals this season, but we have to stay organised and focused."

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Work really starts now - Boothroyd

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We had opportunities to score. I thought we were by far the better team in the first half. In the second half, it was backs against the wall stuff for long periods.

"You've got to play the conditions and then the opposition.

"When I came in to the job, the brief was to make sure we stayed in the league and now it's about building. I'm just pleased we've got the point and we can start thinking about next year.

"I'm in on Monday, the players will be off, but I'll be making some decisions. I've managed to speak to a couple of people very early, I've met one or two, and now I can maybe get them down to the ground and show them around."

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