Match ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.
Northampton ended Morecambe's four-game winning run in all competitions with a comfortable victory at the Globe Arena.
Lawson D'Ath volleyed the Cobblers ahead and Sam Hoskins made it 2-0 from David Buchanan's cross.
Joel Byrom extended Town's lead when his free-kick from the right touchline sailed straight in, before Tom Barkhuizen replied with a header.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's backheel made it 4-1 before Joel Byrom deflected Kevin Ellison's cross into his own net.
Northampton manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:
"It was an even start, but as soon as we scored we took the game away from them.
"We're a touch disappointed with some of the goals we conceded but overall it's a great result.
"We won't get carried away. It's a good weekend for us and our supporters but we need to show consistency against Leyton Orient."
- 19WilsonSubstituted forMcGowanat 82'minutes
- 13GoodallSubstituted forMullinat 58'minutes
- 7DevittSubstituted forMolyneuxat 73'minutes
- 24FurlongBooked at 37mins
- 14HoskinsSubstituted forPotterat 63'minutes
- 7D'AthSubstituted forO'Tooleat 90'minutes
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.
Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Lawson D'Ath.
Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).
Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).
Own Goal by Ryan Cresswell, Northampton Town. Morecambe 2, Northampton Town 4.
Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Laurence Wilson.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.
Attempt saved. Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Jamie Devitt.
Attempt saved. Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.