Northampton Town marked the Club’s anniversary at the weekend, as the Cobblers commemorate their 125th birthday today!
The celebrations got underway as Jon Brady’s side ran out 3-2 winners against Sky Bet League Two promotion rivals Tranmere Rovers 3-2 at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Cobblers fans turned out in their numbers to watch the team put three huge points on the board, representing Northampton’s biggest home League crowd since 2017, with the official attendance standing at 7,379.
Players also a special ‘125 kit’ – a replica of the Club’s first-ever chocolate and blue coloured strip from 1897 – which was embroidered with the names of season ticket holders who donated their credit or refund due from the 2020/21 season. The shirt will also serve as Northampton Town's third kit for next season.
At the half-time interval, former Northampton players and managers were welcomed onto the pitch. The likes of Trevor Gould, Barry Tucker, Steve Phillips, Wakeley Gage, Steve Massey, Peter Gleasure, Phil Chard, Ian Benjamin, Graham Carr, Steve Brown, Ian Sampson, Ray Warburton, Ian Atkins, Scott McGleish, Mark Bunn and David Buchanan took in the game.
In addition, local junior club Moulton FC, who also turn 125 years old, were represented by a handful of young players who brought hand-drawn flags to walk out with the current Cobblers crop.
The Club, who were formed on 9 March 1897, worked alongside 30 local schools to produced banners to reflect a decade from the Club’s history, many of which were paraded these around the pitch prior to kick-off.
Photography: Pete Norton