Northampton’s winless run was extended after they lost 2-0 at Peterborough United, which keeps them in the relegation zone.
The visitors did see early opportunities, only for goals in quick succession by Jack Baldwin and Jack Marriott to settle the contest.
A miserable Nene Valley derby match was rounded off by a red card for Ash Taylor late on, with Northampton now 9 games without a win as they remain in the League One relegation zone.
After a miserable Good Friday defeat by Charlton, the Cobblers began trying to get things back on side, with Matt Crooks and Chris Long both seeing early efforts blocked.
But Peterborough then seized control through two goals in three minutes. Baldwin opened the scoring from a free-kick, before Marriott broke free of his handler to beat Richard O’Donnell and add to his tally as League One’s top goalscorer.
The Cobblers’ best chance to get back into things saw Sam Foley hit the post, but the second half proved a quieter affair as the home side took the points. Taylor’s red card for a foul on Marriott late on heaped further misery on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side, who find themselves 2 points adrift with 5 games to go, having played more games out of anyone in the bottom half.