Sam Hoskins chases down Kaiyne Woolery. Pictures: Pete Norton

Swindon Town 0 Northampton Town 1: James Heneghan's player ratings from the County Ground

Cobblers opened their account for the new season with a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Swindon Town on Tuesday evening.

Who impressed most in an excellent away performance? Find out with our player ratings - scroll down and flick through the gallery to find out how every player performed at the County Ground.

First clean sheet of the season and the fact he only had one serious save to make - acrobatically tipping over Lyden's second-half header - was testament to his side's excellent defending... 7.5

1. David Cornell

First clean sheet of the season and the fact he only had one serious save to make - acrobatically tipping over Lyden's second-half header - was testament to his side's excellent defending... 7.5
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Disciplined and cautious at right-back. Occasionally played himself into trouble but did a fine job for the team and proved a stout opponent for Swindon's wide men... 7.5

2. Shaun McWilliams

Disciplined and cautious at right-back. Occasionally played himself into trouble but did a fine job for the team and proved a stout opponent for Swindon's wide men... 7.5
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A blocking and clearing machine at the County Ground. Two goal-saving defensive interventions in particular - one from Doyle and another from Woolery - spring to mind. Towering display throughout from the skipper... 8

3. Charlie Goode

A blocking and clearing machine at the County Ground. Two goal-saving defensive interventions in particular - one from Doyle and another from Woolery - spring to mind. Towering display throughout from the skipper... 8
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His serene, calm style of defending complements Goode's more all-action approach. Read the danger well numerous times against Swindon, making some timely tackles before being forced off with injury... 7.5

4. Scott Wharton

His serene, calm style of defending complements Goode's more all-action approach. Read the danger well numerous times against Swindon, making some timely tackles before being forced off with injury... 7.5
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