Northampton Town ended the year as the Football League's bottom side after Swindon came from behind to beat them.

Michael Jacobs had given the Cobblers the lead from the penalty spot after he was felled by Jonathan Smith.

After a long period of pressure the Robins equalised when Alan Connell turned smartly and fired home.

The visitors had Oliver Risser sent off for a tackle on John Johnson before Alan McCormack bagged an injury-time winner from Raffaele De Vita's cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Everyone's going to point fingers at Paolo and that's fine. He's apologised to me and I accept his apology. I think sometimes the passion in the game gets to all of us.

"I think the goals we conceded were very avoidable.

"It will certainly be a different team that plays against Shrewsbury on Monday."

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"This victory is amazing. I am very happy for the players. I told them during the week you don't have to love me, you have to follow me (and) you will win.

"In the first half I saw a really positive attitude and told them to remain calm as we were the better side.

"Today is a very, very good day but I was at risk for a heart attack."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Higgs
  • 03 Corker
  • 04 Crowe (Kaziboni - 71' )
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson Booked
  • 28 Langmead Booked
  • 07 Davies (McKoy - 46' Booked )
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 02 Young
  • 08 Robinson (Akinfenwa - 71' )
  • 09 Berahino Booked

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 11 Holt
  • 19 Kaziboni
  • 22 McKoy
  • 10 Akinfenwa

Swindon

  • 35 Foderingham Booked
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Devera (Flint - 74' )
  • 07 Caddis
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack Booked
  • 13 Risser Dismissed
  • 24 Smith (Ferry - 55' )
  • 23 De Vita
  • 29 Magera (Connell - 46' )
  • 34 Murray

Substitutes

  • 04 Flint
  • 27 Cibocchi
  • 08 Ferry
  • 21 Gabilondo
  • 17 Connell
Ref: Jones
Att: 5,808

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

4 6

Corners

4 6

Fouls

18 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:20

Attacking throw-in by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).

90:00 +2:57

Assist (cross) by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) from left channel.

90:00 +2:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan McCormack - Northamp'n 1 - 2 Swindon goal by Alan McCormack (Swindon) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Northampton 1-2 Swindon.

90:00 +2:54

Cross by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon),

90:00 +1:28

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

90:00 +1:19

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:12

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

90:00 +1:03

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

90:00 +0:33

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

90:00 +0:16

Shot by Saido Berahino (Northampton) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), over the bar.

89:30

Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

89:30 Booking

Booking Saido Berahino (Northampton) booked for time wasting.

89:12

Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon).

88:58

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

88:27

Foul by Greg Kaziboni (Northampton) on Alan Connell (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, passed.

87:57

Defending throw-in by Lewis Young (Northampton).

87:52

Cross by Ronan Murray (Swindon), resulting in open play.

87:28

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

87:01

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Aden Flint (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:41

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

86:04

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

85:39

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

85:31

Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

85:17

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

85:01

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

84:33

Defending throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

84:10

Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by John Johnson (Northampton).

84:06

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

83:24

Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.

83:24 Booking

Booking John Johnson (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

83:18

Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon).

82:12

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

81:40

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Alan McCormack (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

81:18

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

79:44

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton) on Wesley Foderingham (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

79:10 Booking

Booking Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

77:30

Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Oliver Risser (Swindon) dismissed for violent conduct.

77:13

Bad foul by Oliver Risser (Swindon) on John Johnson (Northampton).

77:08

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

75:54

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) to far post, foul by Ronan Murray (Swindon) on Lewis Young (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

75:26

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

74:47

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

74:18

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

73:34 Substitution

Substitution Swindon substitution: Joe Devera replaced by Aden Flint (tactical).

73:20

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

72:34

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

71:44

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

71:14

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

70:51

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: Jake Robinson replaced by Adebayo Akinfenwa (tactical).

70:13 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: Jason Crowe replaced by Greg Kaziboni (tactical).

70:04

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

69:18

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Ronan Murray (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right wing, resulting in open play.

68:56

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) to centre,

68:31

Clearance by Alan Connell (Swindon).

68:31 Booking

Booking Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) booked for dissent.

67:25

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

67:00

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

66:02

Assist (pass) by Ronan Murray (Swindon) from right channel.

66:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Connell - Northamp'n 1 - 1 Swindon Goal by Alan Connell (Swindon) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Northampton 1-1 Swindon.

64:56

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

64:33

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

64:18

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

64:04

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

63:47

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

63:31

Header by Simon Ferry (Swindon) from right channel (12 yards), missed left.

62:47

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

62:01

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

61:35

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

61:03

Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

60:03

Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

59:13

Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

59:13 Booking

Booking Nick McKoy (Northampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

59:10

Foul by Nick McKoy (Northampton) on Raffaele De Vita (Swindon).

58:48

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

58:30

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

57:59

Defending throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

57:53

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

57:24

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

56:07

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

54:50

Alan Connell (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

54:36

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

54:11 Substitution

Substitution Swindon substitution: Jonathan Smith replaced by Simon Ferry (tactical).

52:54

Foul by Alan Connell (Swindon) on Ben Tozer (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

52:07

Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

51:26

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Devera (Swindon) from own half, passed.

51:14

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

51:06

Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), resulting in ball out of play.

50:49

Header by Saido Berahino (Northampton) from right channel (12 yards), brilliant save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

50:14

Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from left channel (6 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

50:01

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

49:40

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

49:20

Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by Oliver Risser (Swindon).

48:55

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

48:47

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

48:21

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Michael Jacobs (Northampton).

48:11

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

47:32

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

47:09

Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

46:18

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

45:43

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

45:19

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Northampton substitution: Arron Davies replaced by Nick McKoy (tactical).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Swindon substitution: Lukas Magera replaced by Alan Connell (tactical).

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:18

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

45:00 +0:56

Cross by Alan McCormack (Swindon), resulting in open play.

45:00 +0:51

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

45:00 +0:03

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

44:16

Foul by Ben Tozer (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.

43:33

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

43:04

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

42:04

Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

42:04 Booking

Booking Alan McCormack (Swindon) booked for unsporting behaviour.

41:53

Foul by Alan McCormack (Swindon) on Saido Berahino (Northampton).

41:17

Foul by Ashley Corker (Northampton) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right wing, resulting in open play.

40:26

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

39:52

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Arron Davies (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

39:25

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

38:53

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

38:11

Matt Ritchie (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

37:47

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

36:45

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

36:04

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

35:21

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

35:06

Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Alan McCormack (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.

34:36

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

34:01

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

33:43

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

32:42

Defending throw-in by Alan McCormack (Swindon).

32:10

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

31:32

Attacking throw-in by Jake Robinson (Northampton).

30:36

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Michael Jacobs (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Tozer (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.

30:15

Cross by Oliver Risser (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

29:20

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

29:04

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

28:33

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, resulting in open play.

28:13

Shot by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

28:07

Cross by Jonathan Smith (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

27:31

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

27:09

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

26:46

Attacking throw-in by Joe Devera (Swindon).

26:32

Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

26:14

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

25:29

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

25:15

Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), over the bar.

24:35

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

24:32

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

24:20

Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), comfortable save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

23:59

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

22:51

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to far post, clearance by Oliver Risser (Swindon).

21:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Jacobs - Northamp'n 1 - 0 Swindon Placed penalty taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) (top-right of goal), scored.Northampton 1-0 Swindon.

20:13

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) on Michael Jacobs (Northampton).

19:41

Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

19:15

Defending throw-in by Lewis Young (Northampton).

18:51

Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

18:33

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

18:03

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, resulting in open play.

17:44

Fantastic shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

16:59

Foul by Saido Berahino (Northampton) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Caddis (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.

16:55

Attacking throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

16:34

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

14:30

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Arron Davies (Northampton) to far post, shot by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (with feet) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

14:11

Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

13:34

Shot by Arron Davies (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Oliver Risser (Swindon).

12:55

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

12:42

Goal kick taken long by Shane Higgs (Northampton).

11:28

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to far post, foul by Joe Devera (Swindon) on Ben Tozer (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Higgs (Northampton) from own half, resulting in open play.

11:04

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to centre, resulting in open play.

10:30

Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

10:24

Cross by Ashley Corker (Northampton), comfortable save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

10:12

Cross by Lewis Young (Northampton), clearance by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

9:50

Attacking throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

8:52

Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) right-footed from right channel (12 yards),

8:33

Cross by Ronan Murray (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

8:01

Cross by Callum Kennedy (Swindon), clearance by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

7:51

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

7:37

Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

7:15

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

7:05

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), resulting in open play.

6:16

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

5:49

Shot by Michael Jacobs (Northampton) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), brilliant save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).

5:27

Attacking throw-in by Ben Tozer (Northampton).

4:40

Foul by John Johnson (Northampton) on Lukas Magera (Swindon). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan McCormack (Swindon) from own half, passed.

4:19

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

3:50

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on John Johnson (Northampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Crowe (Northampton) from right channel, resulting in open play.

3:19

Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton) on Lukas Magera (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy (Swindon) from left wing, resulting in open play.

3:08

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

2:28

Defending throw-in by Ashley Corker (Northampton).

1:40

Defending throw-in by Jason Crowe (Northampton).

1:01

Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).

0:50

Cross by Paul Caddis (Swindon), clearance by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton).

0:40

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

0:35

Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

0:20

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

0:04

Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).

0:00

The game gets underway.

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