Northampton Town ended their winless run thanks to a 2-0 home win over Burton Albion.

Marc Leonard and Sam Hoskins scored goals in the second half as the Cobblers saw off Burton, winning for the first time in six League One games, and bouncing back from being on the wrong side of an FA Cup upset last time out.

A win sees Northampton climb up a place in the table in the third tier, with Jon Brady’s side now in 19th position and holding a one point advantage on the bottom four.

Little goalmouth action happened in the first half, with perhaps the closest either team came seeing Joe Powell see a free-kick narrowly clear the bar.

The home side opened the scoring less than ten minutes into the second half, when Jack Sowerby released Leonard, and the Brighton loanee duly created space before thumping a long-range strike beyond away goalkeeper Max Crocombe.

Northampton duly upped the tempo in chase of a second. Crocombe would deny Mitch Pinnock and the away goalkeeper would also make two stops to deny Leonard.

A second goal would however be scored by the home side with just over ten minutes remaining, when a loose ball fell for Hoskins to drill into the back of the net.

Cole Stockton’s hopes of starting a Burton comeback were thwarted by Max Thompson, as the home side kept the clean sheet and returned to winning ways.

With next weekend’s trip to Charlton postponed for international call-ups, the Cobblers’ next assignment takes the form of an EFL Trophy match against MK Dons on November 21st, with the next home game seeing Northampton host Cambridge the following Saturday.