Top scorer Marc Richards bagged the only goal of the game as Northampton beat Stevenage 1-0 at Sixfields.
The Cobblers started brightly with Darren Carter having an effort blocked and Kaid Mohamed off target from the edge of the box.
Top scorer Richards broke the deadlock in the 20th minute with his ninth goal of the season. Stewart Murdoch exchanged passes with Chris Hackett on the left before crossing for Richards to sweep the ball home from 12 yards.
Richards should have doubled Northampton's advantage...