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Northampton Town 2-1 Swindon Town

Northampton ended their four-game losing run in League One with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Swindon.

Christopher Missilou and Danny Rose scored their first goals for the club as the hosts led 2-0 at half-time and they just about clung on despite Swindon dominating the second half.

The Cobblers were ahead after seven minutes when Nicky Adams jinked his way into the box and although his shot was saved by Matej Kovar, Missilou was perfectly placed to head home the rebound.

Jack Payne's shot was straight at Jonathan Mitchell and Jonny Smith blazed over as Swindon sought a response, but they were further behind just shy of the half-hour mark as Missilou turned provider, chipping a ball over the top for Rose who slotted into the bottom corner.

Matthew Smith and Hallam Hope squandered good chances to halve the deficit before half-time and then Jonathan Grounds clipped the woodwork with a volley in the second half.

The Robins did eventually get one goal back through Tyler Smith's penalty 14 minutes from time but it came too late to change the outcome.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 13Mitchell
  • 2Harriman
  • 5BolgerBooked at 50mins
  • 6Horsfall
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMarshallat 85'minutes
  • 4Sowerby
  • 27MissilouBooked at 61mins
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 86mins
  • 29RoseSubstituted forWatsonat 76'minutes
  • 22Ashley-SealSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Korboa

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 3Martin
  • 8Watson
  • 9Smith
  • 15Racic
  • 30Chukwuemeka
  • 45Marshall

Swindon

  • 1Kovar
  • 16Odimayo
  • 6Baudry
  • 5GroundsBooked at 80mins
  • 2Caddis
  • 15Smith
  • 42Grant
  • 22StevensSubstituted forGrantat 63'minutes
  • 18PayneSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 54'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 11Smith
  • 45HopeSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jaiyesimi
  • 9Smith
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 25Fryer
  • 41Holland
Referee:
Jarred Gillett

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sowerby (Northampton Town).

  7. Post update

    Joel Grant (Swindon Town).

  8. Post update

    Jonathan Mitchell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Harry Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

  13. Post update

    Jack Sowerby (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Booking

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Mark Marshall replaces Nicky Adams because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Jonathan Grounds (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Swindon Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull7601114718
2Ipswich7511146816
3Lincoln City7511125716
4Peterborough7502105515
5Sunderland642071614
6Doncaster6411135813
7Accrington7403910-112
8Portsmouth732296311
9Plymouth7322109111
10Bristol Rovers732289-111
11Charlton631255010
12Gillingham7313910-110
13Wimbledon7223910-18
14Crewe62136517
15Fleetwood72148807
16Northampton7214712-57
17Rochdale7214511-67
18Shrewsbury613245-16
19Swindon7205913-46
20Oxford Utd6204812-46
21Wigan7205511-66
22MK Dons7124811-35
23Blackpool7115612-64
24Burton7115815-74
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