Northampton Town beat Swindon Town 2-1 at the PTS Academy Stadium to end a 4 game winless run and grab a first home win in the league this season.

Christopher Missilou and Danny Rose did the honours with goals in the opening half-hour as they won the first of two back-to-back home games.

Swindon largely dominated the second period and would grab a goal back through a Tyler Smith penalty, but the away side couldn’t find an equaliser and that allowed Northampton to triumph. This result was their first win since beating Shrewsbury in mid-September.

Northampton went in front early in the game, with Missilou scoring his first Cobblers goal when he headed in the rebound after Nicky Adams’ initial shot was saved.

Jack Payne saw a shot saved by Jonathan Mitchell on a Swindon breakaway, with Jonny Smith also firing over, but after repelling that, Northampton would move 2-0 up just before the half hour.

Rose would be the scorer, grabbing his first since his arrival from Mansfield, with the striker receiving Missilou’s through ball before striking past Matej Kovar in the Swindon goal.

Matt Smith fired at Mitchell before Hallam Hope fired into the side-netting with Swindon’s best chances for a first half equaliser.

Jordan Stevens then saw one shot blocked by Cian Bolger and another saved by Mitchell, before Jonathan Grounds hit the bar.

But Northampton would concede one goal, as a foul by Missilou was penalised and Tyler Smith snuck in the penalty.

The goalscorer then intercepted a poor backpass only to fire one effort at Mitchell and hit the other wide, but Northampton then kept Swindon out to take a much needed and much wanted win.