Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Northampton Town 1.
Ryan Bird struck late on as Cambridge United came from a goal down to beat Northampton Town in League Two.
Marc Richards put an early header wide for the visitors, before Robbie Simpson was denied by a Jordan Archer save.
Ivan Toney headed the Cobblers in front from Chris Hackett's cross, only for Adam Cunnington to nod in Liam Hughes's corner moments later.
Ex-Northampton keeper Chris Dunn denied Gregor Robertson before Bird swept in Kwesi Appiah's cross for the winner.
Cambridge had to survive a goalmouth scramble at the death, but the win, which moves Richard Money's side up to eighth, was their first home league victory over the Cobblers for 42 years and it came in front of a bumper crowd of 5,644 at the Abbey Stadium.
Chris Wilder's Northampton had started the night level on points with the hosts but have now won just one of their last eight games and remain 15th, with the rest of the division still to play this weekend.
- 17HughesBooked at 81mins
- 33NaylorSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
- 7DonaldsonSubstituted forChadwickat 45'minutes
- 9CunningtonSubstituted forBirdat 65'minutes
- 33NeweySubstituted forRobertsonat 30'minutes
- 25ByromSubstituted forSinclairat 84'minutes
- 11HackettSubstituted forO'Tooleat 56'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Northampton Town 1.
Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) header from very close range is too high.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Robbie Simpson.
Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).
Stewart Murdoch (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Joel Byrom.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kaid Mohamed.
Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).
Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Cambridge United 2, Northampton Town 1. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kwesi Appiah.
Attempt saved. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Northampton Town).
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.