Northampton Town picked up their first home win of the new season with a 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle.

The two teams exchanged early goals, with Ryan Watson scoring a penalty before Joe Riley’s equalising free-kick.

Two Andy Williams goals before half-time then won the game for Keith Curle’s side.

The result sees Northampton pick up a first win at the PTS Academy Stadium since beating Macclesfield in mid-April.

Watson opened the scoring in the opening 7 minutes from the spot, with the kick awarded after an away defender handled Sam Hoskins’ cross.

However, Plymouth weren’t behind for long, as Watson was penalised for a foul and Riley duly sent his free-kick under the wall and into the bottom corner.

Northampton would get the game’s third goal, as Williams was picked out by Hoskins and turned it over the line.

Plymouth could’ve equalised only for Gary Sawyer to hit the cross-bar when well-placed.

Northampton responded, and moments after Nicky Adams struck a post, Williams made it 3-1. The striker volleyed Hoskins’ cross into the ground and beyond the goalkeeper.

Hoskins could’ve had a goal himself in first half stoppage time as he was denied Plymouth goalkeeper Alex Palmer.

The second half was less frantic, although Plymouth missed some chances to reduce their deficit as Byron Moore missed when well placed and David Cornell denied George Cooper.

The Cobblers will now have a Leasing.com Trophy game against Peterborough – their second in the tournament after playing the Arsenal juniors team last week – before travelling to Bradford City next weekend.