Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Northampton Town set a club record of nine successive league wins with a narrow victory over Wycombe Wanderers.
Despite Northampton's first-half dominance, Jason McCarthy's drilled shot could have put Wycombe in front.
But the Cobblers went ahead on 63 minutes when Ricky Holmes set up Danny Rose to rifle in his first goal for the club from 12 yards out.
Substitute Ryan Sellers almost rescued a late point, but he was unable to convert Sido Jombati's cross.
The result saw the Cobblers surpass the previous record of eight victories, set in their Division Four-winning season in 1960-61.
It also extended their lead at the top of League Two to 10 points, with closest rivals Plymouth Argyle held 1-1 by Crawley Town.
Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"Anyone who's here knows it was on a knife edge. Great bit of play for their goal, which is disappointing for me because we worked on that in the week.
"Ricky Holmes is a match winner and he's produced a bit of skill and a great finish.
"We'll take it. We had chances, I'll never ever be able to say that none of my players didn't give absolutely everything and that's great for me as a manager. You can't say they didn't fancy it today or anything.
"Just been reminded that three years ago we were bottom of the league here when we lost. From those days to these days is just a huge, huge change so thank you to everyone involved with that."
- 1SmithBooked at 90mins
- 18McDonaldBooked at 48mins
- 11HolmesSubstituted forTaylorat 80'minutes
- 10AdamsSubstituted forD'Athat 72'minutes
- 20MartinBooked at 13minsSubstituted forHoskinsat 86'minutes
- 3JacobsonBooked at 42mins
- 19HarrimanSubstituted forSellersat 90'minutes
- 8BeanSubstituted forUgwuat 77'minutes
- 11WoodSubstituted forKretzschmarat 77'minutes
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Adam Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Ryan Sellers (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).
Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Michael Harriman.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Lee Martin.
Foul by Danny Rose (Northampton Town).
Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
James Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Ricky Holmes.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Sam Wood.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Marcus Bean.
Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Sido Jombati.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Marcus Bean.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Nicky Adams.