Bristol Rovers vs Northampton: Pirates finally get home comforts
Second-half goals from Tom Eaves, Garry Kenneth and Ollie Norburn saw Bristol Rovers end their home hoodoo with a 3-1 success against 10-man Northampton.
Town had centre-back Anthony Charles sent off for bringing down Derek Riordan to prevent a scoring opportunity after 24 minutes, but survived until eight minutes after the break when Eaves side-footed Rovers in front from Eliot Richards' cross.
Richards then provided the corner for Kenneth to score the second at the far post after 57 minutes.
Adebayo Akinfenwa headed home a long throw from Ben Tozer to reduce Northampton's arrears after 75 minutes before Norburn wrapped up the points with six minutes remaining by nodding in substitute Lee Brown's cross.
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Rovers were denied by the woodwork twice in the first half. Town goalkeeper Lee Nicholls did well to tip a fifth-minute volley from Eaves onto a post.
And after Charles' dismissal, Riordan curled the resulting free-kick over the wall and saw his effort clip the top of the crossbar.