Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Burton Albion 0.
John Marquis struck to give relegation-threatened Northampton a crucial win against Burton Albion in League Two.
Marquis fired past keeper Rob Lainton at his near post before home keeper Matt Duke denied Shane Cansdell-Sherriff from close range.
Burton went close to an equaliser when Adam McGurk's effort hit the bar.
Northampton nearly doubled their lead when Chris Hackett blazed over and a fine save from replacement keeper Dean Lyness denied Marquis a second late on.
The Cobblers' first home win in six games leaves them level on goal difference with third-bottom Wycombe ahead of the two sides meeting on Friday.
Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We've done it together today and I'd like to thank the supporters for the help and backing they've given everyone on the pitch.
"It'll be a difficult game at Wycombe but hopefully we'll take a big following; we can go and win there, but we have to play well.
"Kelvin Langmead's done extremely well to get back to this stage after the injury he's been through. I like players like him, who put everything on the line for their club."
- 11HackettSubstituted forLangmeadat 77'minutes
- 8MorrisBooked at 27mins
- 18ConnellBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDickensonat 80'minutes
- 7SinclairSubstituted forMoyoat 84'minutes
- 10López Santamaria
- 1LaintonSubstituted forLynessat 45'minutes
- 15McFadzeanSubstituted forHemmingsat 45'minutes
- 17PhillipsSubstituted forAlexanderat 71'minutes
- Carl Berry
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Burton Albion 0.
Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kelvin Langmead (Northampton Town).
Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).
Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Evan Horwood.
Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Northampton Town. David Moyo replaces Emile Sinclair.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Brennan Dickenson replaces Alan Connell.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Kelvin Langmead replaces Chris Hackett.
Alan Connell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alan Connell (Northampton Town).