Northampton Town are out of the FA Cup after a 3-1 defeat by Barrow at Sixfields.

The home side had got back on level terms after Mitch Pinnock had cancelled out Emile Acquah’s opener.

But two second half goals by Tom White and Ben Whitfield established a lead for the League Two outfit, who duly left Sixfields with the win and the place in the Second Round draw.

For Northampton, it was an unwelcome result after losing their previous trio of games in League One.

Barrow struck an early opener when in the ninth minute of proceedings, Acquah met Elliot Newby’s corner and headed into the Northampton net.

The home side would come close as they attempted a response, with Will Hondermarck and Sam Hoskins both coming close with their efforts.

Northampton would duly equalise just before the half-hour, as Hoskins blocked an attempted Niall Canavan clearance, sending the ball back across the Barrow box for Pinnock to meet and convert.

A busy game saw a long-range hit by Barrow’s Dom Telford land just wide before Hondermarck and Hoskisn missed the target with efforts either side of half-time.

But Barrow would re-take the lead just after half-time, when the ball fell for White a few yards outside the box. His strike took a big deflection that left Northampton goalkeeper Max Thompson with no chance to stop it as Barrow went back in front.

Northampton weren’t able to create a lot in response and Barrow got a third when Thompson and Ali Koiki allowed the ball to break loose inside their own box. Whitfield duly got there first, and tucked in a third Barrow goal.

There was no way back from that for the home side, who are knocked out of the competition at their first point of entry.