Match ends, Stevenage 2, Northampton Town 1.
Simon Walton scored a 90th-minute winner as Stevenage came from behind to overcome Northampton Town and boost their League Two play-off hopes.
The visitors took the lead when Zander Diamond half-volleyed Joel Byrom's free-kick past Boro keeper Chris Day.
Stevenage equalised after the break when Chris Whelpdale latched onto Dean Parrett's free-kick to nod home.
But Walton sealed the winner late on before Northampton lost Ryan Cresswell to a second booking in added time.
Stevenage Manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"It was a good first half from us, I was pleased with the performance on the whole. I thought we played intelligently, I thought we played decisively, I though we played with confidence.
"To go in 1-0 down was tough to take, it was a set piece we gave away softly and defended poorly.
"We went at the second half with real purpose and we kept pushing away. I thought the boys thoroughly deserved what they got after 90 minutes."
- 19WellsBooked at 90mins
- 11PettBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAndradeat 78'minutes
- 22LeeBooked at 82minsSubstituted forWaltonat 87'minutes
- 2MoloneyBooked at 79mins
- 16DiamondSubstituted forO'Tooleat 71'minutes
- 3HorwoodSubstituted forTozerat 50'minutes
- 21TaylorBooked at 30mins
- 36CresswellBooked at 90mins
- 14GraySubstituted forD'Athat 50'minutes
- 24ToneyBooked at 82mins
- 22De Girolamo
- Peter Bankes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Northampton Town 1.
Second yellow card to Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).
Hand ball by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).
Dean Wells (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Stevenage 2, Northampton Town 1. Simon Walton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Stevenage. Simon Walton replaces Charlie Lee.
Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).
Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Diego De Girolamo (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).
Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).