Northampton Town missed out on 3 points after they conceded an injury time goal in a 2-2 draw with Salford City.

Paul Lewis had put Northampton in front before Matty Lund brought Salford back on level terms.

The Cobblers took the lead for a second time when substitute Mitch Pinnock put Jon Brady’s team back in the lead.

However, Salford would bag a point in the third minute of added time, after Ash Eastham bundled in a second Salford equaliser.

Had Northampton held on, the Cobblers would’ve moved up to second in the early League Two table. But instead, the draw means they sit in 5th place.

Salford had the first chance of the afternoon, when Brandon Thomas-Asante was denied by Liam Roberts at a home corner.

Northampton responded, with home goalkeeper Tom King denying Danny Rose before putting off Sam Hoskins when through on goal.

It would be Northampton who duly struck first. Lewis scored his first Cobblers goal after a Hoskins long throw was flicked on in the box.

But the away side would only be ahead for eight minutes. Lund brought Salford level, as he fired home a half-volley from the edge of the area.

Roberts denied Thomas-Asante just before the break, while just after half-time, Northampton only just cleared a major scramble in their box.

In a largely quieter second half compared to the first, Salford had looked just about likelier, but it was Northampton with the game’s third goal.

Substitute Pinnock put the Cobblers ahead with 13 minutes to go, as he turned in a Aaron McGowan cross.

Northampton tried to see the game out, but ultimately conceded an equaliser in the third of seven added minutes.

It came from Eastham, who slotted in Ashley Hunter’s cross from close range to rescue a point for the home side and deny Northampton victory.