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Goals Galore: Northampton and Accrington battle out nine-goal thriller

23 September 2014

After a nine-goal thriller between Northampton and Accrington, we've taken a look at some of the teams involved in the games that have produced the most goals so far this season

A fortnight after AFC Wimbledon drew 4-4 at Carlisle United in Sky Bet League 2, Saturday saw an enthralling nine-goal encounter at Sixfields Stadium as Accrington Stanley narrowly edged out Northampton Town 5-4, and it's no coincidence that these two sides sit among the top of the pile in The Football League for being involved in games that have produced the most goals.

The Cobblers' last three matches have featured 20 goals, with their battle against Stanley coming after a 5-1 mauling of Hartlepool and a 3-2 loss at Newport County.

Saturday's incredible fixture saw Accrington - under the management of John Coleman once again - reach a seemingly comfortable 4-1 lead with just 15 minutes of the game remaining, only for a late Ivan Toney brace reducing the visitors' lead back to a single goal.

Stanley came back again and looked to have consolidated the win through a Sean Maguire strike, but Northampton's Darren Carter sparked another late push, although they failed to find a leveller.

Despite recent goal flurries at both ends for Town, Saturday's opponents Accrington top the Sky Bet League 2 table for most goals featured, averaging 3.78 goals per game in their opening nine. Carlisle United also average a high number of goals in their fixtures with 3.22 per match, although they have conceded 21 to just eight scored.

Elsewhere in The Football League, Milton Keynes Dons are the team to watch for a high volume of goals in Sky Bet League 1, having seen the net ripple on 32 occasions in their eight league games this season. They have averaged a whopping four goals at either end in their games so far - and that's without the inclusion of their historic 4-0 demolition of Manchester Untied in the Capital One Cup last month.

Blackburn Rovers are the club providing the goalscoring entertainment in the Sky Bet Championship, scoring 14 and conceding 14, giving them an average of 3.5 in their eight games this term.

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