Northampton Town endured a miserable afternoon after a 4-0 home defeat by Charlton Athletic on Good Friday.

The result means the Cobblers have now failed to win 8 straight League One matches, having played more games than all other sides in the bottom half of the table.

Ben Reeves put the visitors ahead inside the opening quarter hour mark, as the midfielder turned in Lewis Page’s cross.

Within five minutes of the opener, the visitors had two as Tarique Fosu rode a couple of challenges before beating Richard O’Donnell.

Charlton had further chances before and after half-time for a third goal, and this pressure told eventually saw Fosu strike a second in the opening minutes of the second half, with his 25 yard drive flying into the bottom corner.

Josh Magennis rubbed further salt into the home side’s wounds late on, as the striker headed in Reeves’ cross. The result capped off a dreadful day for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side, who end the day two points from safety ahead of Monday’s trip to local rivals Peterborough United.