Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Morecambe 1.
Northampton Town earned a comfortable victory against Morecambe to move two points clear at the top of League Two.
James Collins scored on his home debut from a Joel Byrom free-kick, before John-Joe O'Toole doubled the lead when he deflected Ricky Holmes' shot into the back of the net.
Rod McDonald headed a third for the Cobblers and Alex Kenyon had a shot over the bar for the Shrimps.
Paul Mullin scored a consolation goal for Morecambe from a loose ball.
The Cobblers have now won five straight league matches, while Jim Bentley's Morecambe saw their four-game unbeaten streak ended as they fell to 14th.
- 16BuchananBooked at 90mins
- 20MartinSubstituted forAdamsat 84'minutes
- 19CollinsSubstituted forHoskinsat 89'minutes
- 9RichardsBooked at 27minsSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
- 5DugdaleBooked at 90mins
- 19WilsonBooked at 57mins
- 17FlemingBooked at 26mins
- 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forConlanat 85'minutes
- 7DevittSubstituted forMolyneuxat 64'minutes
- 11EllisonBooked at 58mins
- 16MillerSubstituted forMullinat 65'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Morecambe 1.
Adam Dugdale (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).
Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joel Byrom.
David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jason Taylor (Northampton Town).
Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces James Collins.
John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).
Hand ball by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).
Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Tom Barkhuizen.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Nicky Adams replaces Lee Martin.
Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Marc Richards.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.