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Northampton Town 2-1 Swindon Town

Northampton Town made it three home wins on the spin as they beat struggling Swindon Town 2-1.

A second-half own goal from Lloyd Jones gifted Cobblers the lead, while Luke Norris headed a late equaliser only for John-Joe O'Toole to grab the winner moments later.

The hosts were quickly out of the blocks, Marc Richards fired wide and Keshi Anderson's effort was kept out by Lawrence Vigouroux.

The Cobblers should have broken the deadlock from a seventh-minute penalty when Fankaty Dabo fouled Anderson. But Richards missed a spot-kick for the second time in three games as Vigouroux saved his effort.

The home side continued to create chances, Michael Smith headed off target and also shot wide while Richards saw his near-post header saved by Vigouroux. In between, Charlie Colkett forced Cobblers keeper Adam Smith into action.

Smith was denied by Vigouroux before Dion Conroy squandered Swindon's best chance when he shot over the crossbar.

After the restart, Swindon came into the game more. Ben Gladwin shot wide and Raphael Rossi Branco's header was saved by Smith.

But Cobblers finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute when Jones could only help the ball into his own net after Smith flicked on Neal Eardley's cross.

Cobblers almost doubled their advantage when Anderson hit the post from the edge of the box. Hiram Boateng was thwarted by Vigouroux as Cobblers looked for the vital second goal.

Swindon mounted some late pressure and equalised in the 81st minute when James Brophy raced down the flank and his cross was headed home by Norris from close range.

But O'Toole won it just a minute later when he turned Matt Taylor's inswinging corner in at the near post, while Richards was twice denied by Vigouroux in the closing stages.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 32Eardley
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forWyldeat 85'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 31TaylorSubstituted forMcCourtat 85'minutes
  • 8Boateng
  • 24SmithBooked at 36mins
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Anderson
  • 11Wylde
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 20Hanley
  • 26Cornell

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 21DaboBooked at 7minsSubstituted forOrmonde-Ottewillat 45'minutes
  • 2Thompson
  • 28Jones
  • 25ConroySubstituted forGoddardat 70'minutes
  • 20ColkettBooked at 36mins
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 58mins
  • 7GladwinBooked at 44mins
  • 11Brophy
  • 9ObikaSubstituted forNorrisat 65'minutes
  • 19Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 4Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 8Kasim
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,094

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Swindon Town 1.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. James Brophy (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Gregg Wylde (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Goddard (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Gregg Wylde replaces Keshi Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jak McCourt replaces Matthew Taylor.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

Lewin Nyatanga (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 2, Swindon Town 1. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Taylor with a cross following a corner.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Swindon Town 1. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Brophy.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

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

Foul by Michael Smith (Northampton Town).

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Northampton Town).

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

Attempt blocked. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. John Goddard replaces Dion Conroy.

Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Northampton Town).

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Jonathan Obika.

Goal!

Own Goal by Lloyd Jones, Swindon Town. Northampton Town 1, Swindon Town 0.

Attempt saved. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

goal

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