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Swindon Town 0-1 Northampton Town

A controversial Andy Williams strike ended Swindon's unbeaten start in League Two as the Robins lost at home to Northampton to drop off the top of the table.

Former Swindon striker Williams crashed a half-volley in off the inside of the near post after 67 minutes, but appeared to be offside as the ball reached his feet.

It led to lengthy complaints from Swindon players, management staff and fans - however the minds of the officials were not changed.

Swindon would have been level in the 73rd minute had Adam May kept his shot from about 12 yards down, but instead it flew over the bar as Northampton clung onto their lead.

Swindon's Lloyd Isgrove and Northampton's Jordan Turnbull shot over and wide respectively in the first half while Jordan Lyden had a header well tipped over the bar by Cobblers keeper David Cornell in the second.

Tyler Reid and Michael Doughty also came close to levelling for the hosts, with Reid having an effort deflected wide and Doughty's last-gasp free-kick going over.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 24Hunt
  • 6BaudryBooked at 4mins
  • 26Conroy
  • 3FryersSubstituted forReidat 61'minutes
  • 10Doughty
  • 8MayBooked at 65minsSubstituted forTwineat 74'minutes
  • 7Isgrove
  • 19Lyden
  • 11Woolery
  • 28Doyle

Substitutes

  • 2Reid
  • 5Broadbent
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran
  • 31Ifill

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 5Goode
  • 16WhartonSubstituted forWatersat 71'minutes
  • 39Bunney
  • 14LinesBooked at 54mins
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 72mins
  • 8Watson
  • 10Adams
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forOliverat 84'minutes
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 15Williams
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Warburton
  • 29Waters
  • 30Morias
  • 38Lashley
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
7,203

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Northampton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dion Conroy.

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

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

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

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Vadaine Oliver replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Billy Waters.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Reid (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dion Conroy.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Offside, Northampton Town. Joe Bunney tries a through ball, but Andy Williams is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Billy Waters.

Foul by Scott Twine (Swindon Town).

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Scott Twine replaces Adam May.

Attempt missed. Adam May (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Waters replaces Scott Wharton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Northampton Town 1. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Watson.

Attempt saved. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Baudry with a headed pass.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

Booking

Adam May (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam May (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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