A free-kick from former Northampton player Matty Taylor saw Northampton Town pegged back as they drew at Swindon Town.

Northampton had taken the lead through John-Joe O’Toole as they looked for a first victory since beating Colchester in August. But Taylor’s free-kick beat David Cornell to deny them that, although they remain unbeaten under Keith Curle.

A point is good enough to ensure Northampton end the day outside the relegation zone, although the gap is one point to second bottom Cambridge United ahead of a Checkatrade Trophy match with Oxford and next weekend’s clash with Forest Green Rovers.

Cornell was busier in the early stages, with the goalkeeper denying James Dunne and ex-Cobbler Marc Richards.

Northampton crept into the contest as it continued, with Sam Hoskins seeing a low drive rebound off the post.

The visitors began to have more of the play after the half-time whistle, with Matt Crooks heading a strike wide and Andy Williams having a strike cleared off the line by Taylor.

O’Toole would then put Northampton in front, with the midfielder turning in Hoskins’ cross from a short corner.

Swindon began to respond with more urgency, and Taylor would ultimately grab the equaliser with a 25-yard free-kick. However, neither team could find a winner and the visitors had a point to take back with them.