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Swindon Town 1-3 Northampton Town

John-Joe O'Toole scored his second goal in as many games to give Northampton their first away win of the season as they beat Swindon 3-1 at the County Ground.

Northampton's lead came after just seven minutes when Paul Anderson weaved his way into the box before his low cross found Harry Beautyman, who slid in from close range.

Swindon almost levelled the scores in the 29th minute after four quick-fire attempts but Adam Smith made an excellent double save before his defenders blocked the following two.

John Obika had a chance to equalise for the home side on the stroke of half-time but fired his shot over the bar from close range.

Substitute Sean Murray got Swindon back into the game after 66 minutes as his effort from outside the area rifled into the back of the net.

Northampton regained the lead in the 76th minute after O'Toole headed in from a Matt Taylor corner.

Kenji Gorre killed the game off for the Cobblers in the 82nd minute after an Alex Revell dummy left the substitute with a simple finish.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 2Thompson
  • 28JonesSubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes
  • 20Furlong
  • 4Thomas
  • 8Kasim
  • 10GoddardBooked at 85mins
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 9Obika
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forDelfounesoat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Rodgers
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 22Murray
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 24Hylton

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forGorréat 71'minutes
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3BuchananBooked at 90mins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 16BeautymanSubstituted forHooperat 74'minutes
  • 31TaylorBooked at 57mins
  • 10Revell
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forNyatangaat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Byrom
  • 9Richards
  • 11Gorré
  • 19Sonupe
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 26Cornell
  • 30Hooper
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,590

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Northampton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Northampton Town 3.

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lewin Nyatanga replaces Sam Hoskins.

Attempt saved. Sean Murray (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Sean Murray (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kenji Gorré (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Luke Norris.

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kenji Gorré (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Conor Thomas.

Attempt saved. Kenji Gorré (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Northampton Town 3. Kenji Gorré (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by JJ Hooper.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

JJ Hooper (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by JJ Hooper (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Northampton Town 2. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Taylor.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. JJ Hooper replaces Harry Beautyman.

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kenji Gorré replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Harry Beautyman.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Northampton Town 1. Sean Murray (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Goddard.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

(Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town).

goal

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7Bolton10442108216
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17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
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21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
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