Cobblers sink Swans
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Northampton Town saw off high-flying Swansea City 2-1 at The Sixfields Stadium thanks to a well-taken strike from Martin Smith.
The former Sunderland and Huddersfield Town hit-man pounced just before the hour mark to hand the Colin Calderwood's men their second successive league triumph.
The Cobblers were made to work hard for the win by their Welsh opponents who missed the chance to close to within two points of leaders Hull.
Josh Low proved to be the inspiration for Town with a man of the match display, and he set up the opener for former Aston Villa hit-man Richard Walker just a minute before the break.
Following a Swansea corner, Low picked up the ball deep inside his own half and, after beating two defenders on a lengthy run, sent over an inch-perfect cross for Walker who powered home an angled header from twelve yards.
The Swans restored parity shortly after the interval when the industrious Leon Britton ran on to Matthew Robinson's blocked long-range effort and powered past the advancing Lee Harper on the volley.
The hosts were not to be denied though, and Smith produced a quality finish to decide the game.
Low once again caused problems down the right flank, and after being half-tackled the ball broke to Smith who turned Alan Tate on the edge of the box before curling home a sweet left-footed strike from fifteen yards.
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Northampton 2-1 Swansea