Northampton Town had an evening to forget in the South West after they were beaten 2-0 by Plymouth Argyle.

The two goals came from the same methodology, as Sonny Bradley twice turned in headers from free-kicks. The defender picked up a goal in each half courtesy, and even hit the side-netting with a third opportunity in the second period of the match.

Northampton had struggled to get going by the time of the home side’s opener, with the home side having already had a few chances. which came when Bradly turned in David Fox’s free-kick.

Aaron Pierre missed a good chance to equalise before half-time, before a free-kick he gave away early in the second half saw Graham Carey’s free-kick turned in by Bradley.

A win would have taken Northampton out of the bottom 4, but they instead remain 1 point behind Gillingham. The result also means that Plymouth move to within one point of the Cobblers, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side facing another crucial test on Saturday as they welcome fellow strugglers Bury.