A late equaliser saw Northampton Town peg back Exeter City and pick up a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park.

Exeter had gone ahead twice in the first half, with Jake Taylor scoring the opener and Jayden Stockley putting the home side back in front after Billy Waters’ somewhat fortuitous equaliser.

But Andy Williams’ late equaliser strike ensured that the Cobblers would return from Devon with a point.

The home side had begun strongly, and took the lead after 14 minutes when Taylor headed in Lee Holmes’ cross.

Tristan Abarahams came close shortly after with a shot that David Cornell had denied. But it was the Cobblers who would then level the game up.

A Northampton counter saw Sam Hoskins and John-Joe O’Toole both denied, but the ball then bounced off Waters and beat Christy Pym in the Exeter goal.

Pym was then called on to keep out Kevin van Veen’s diving header, before Exeter’s Holmes and Stockley both came close. But the home side re-took the lead in the final stages of the first half when Stockley headed in Craig Woodman’s cross.

Exeter had the better of the game after the half-time break but were unable to take a chance to grab a third and wrap up victory.

Northampton would find the game’s fourth goal late on, as Williams got a touch on David Buchanan’s corner to score in front of the away section and ensure the Cobblers picked up a point.