Northampton closed the gap on the League Two automatic promotion places with a win over Accrington.
Chris Hackett's free-kick found the top corner in the opening 10 minutes to give the Cobblers the lead.
Roy O'Donovan then beat Paul Rachubka to the ball to double the home side's advantage.
Northampton's eighth consecutive home win lifts them to fourth and just a point behind Burton Albion in the race for promotion.
Accrington were unable to halt a slide back into the relegation zone, despite the late introduction of veteran striker Francis Jeffers.