Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Barnet 0.
Northampton Town maintained their push for promotion from League Two as they comfortably sealed victory over Barnet.
The Cobblers took the lead early on when Sam Hoskins fired home Lawson D'Ath's low cross from close range.
Home keeper Adam Smith saved a John Akinde header and Curtis Weston fired over as Barnet threatened.
Ricky Holmes then latched on to Marc Richards' pass to double the hosts' lead before they combined again with Richards scoring to seal the win.
Northampton Town assistant manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Northampton:
"It was an excellent performance and we are delighted.
"We felt we needed to freshen things up today and I thought Sam Hoskins was really sharp and bright.
"The squad itself is in a really good position and we know that we have got that strength in depth that you need."
Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:
"I don't think it was a very good performance.
"I thought they were far better than us from the first minute to the last minute, in possession and out of possession right through the whole team. They dominated the game.
"Their players were right on it and far too many of our players were no where near it. So that's what you get, a 3-0 thumping."
- 14HoskinsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 82'minutes
- 11HolmesSubstituted forAdamsat 75'minutes
- 9RichardsSubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes
- 16ChampionBooked at 26minsSubstituted forHoyteat 58'minutes
- 5N'GalaBooked at 82mins
- 3JohnsonBooked at 90mins
- 7YiadomBooked at 83mins
- 8WestonSubstituted forOdofinat 72'minutes
- 24McLeanBooked at 17minsSubstituted forBattat 58'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Barnet 0.
Elliot Johnson (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.
Corner, Barnet. Conceded by David Buchanan.
Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Andy Yiadom (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Sam Hoskins.
Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Nicky Adams replaces Ricky Holmes.
Substitution, Barnet. Hakeem Odofin replaces Curtis Weston.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sam Togwell.
Attempt blocked. David Buchanan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.