First half goals from Scott Wharton and Vadaine Oliver secured the Cobblers' sixth win in seven matches and boss Keith Curle was delighted with his side’s professionalism following Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Grimsby Town.
“Grimsby started well as they did against Newport in midweek but we stuck to our beliefs and we know we can score goals,” he said.
“James Hanson and Matt Green will cause a lot of teams problems but we were professional and we were able to get players in the right place at the right time.
“First and foremost you have to be in the right starting position and as with Scott Wharton’s goal today there is a real willingness from the players to get on the end of things.
“I’m pleased for Vadaine Oliver to get his first league goal and we have really good competition in that area. That’s what we want, all the players will get their opportunity but it’s good to see them all driving each other on.
“We’ve got a committed changing room and it’s a collective force which is what we need and the supporters played a massive part again today.”