Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Northampton Town 1.
Tranmere climbed out of the League Two relegation zone thanks to substitute Jake Kirby's second-half winner against fellow strugglers Northampton.
The hosts took the lead when Kayode Odejayi converted low at the front post for his first league goal for the club.
Marc Richards levelled before the break after good work by Joel Byrom.
But Tranmere regained the lead when Kirby curled home after a one-two with Max Power, inflicting a fifth straight league loss on the visitors.
Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We're a team down at the bottom of the league and the table doesn't lie.
"I've told some of the players that they are free to go. Some of their agents have done outstanding jobs to get them contracts here.
"We're trying everything, but ultimately losing five games in a row, I understand the nature of the business."
- 23ShukerSubstituted forKirbyat 62'minutes
- 9OdejayiSubstituted forStocktonat 45'minutes
- 28FenelonSubstituted forMadjoat 90+3'minutes
- 16DiamondSubstituted forLangmeadat 30'minutes
- 17RobertsonSubstituted forHorwoodat 31'minutesBooked at 83mins
- 23MohamedSubstituted forSinclairat 67'minutes
- 10O'TooleBooked at 90mins
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Northampton Town 1.
John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Guy Madjo replaces Shamir Fenelon.
Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).
Kelvin Langmead (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Daniel Alfei (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Collins.
Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Evan Horwood (Northampton Town).
Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).
Daniel Alfei (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).
Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.