A solitary first-half goal from Ricky Holmes earned in-form Northampton a 1-0 victory over his former club Portsmouth.
Holmes broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when the former Pompey midfielder beat goalkeeper Paul Jones with a curling shot after being set up by Chris Hackett.
Ivan Toney earlier tested Jones from the edge of the box and headed wide from a good position. At the other end Ryan Taylor had a header saved by Matt Duke, while Danny Hollands fired wide.
Paul Robinson headed over from a...