The points were shared between Northampton Town and Stevenage, as the home side missed out on the chance to pick up back-to-back wins.

Dean Bowditch had scored in first half stoppage time as the Cobblers looked to follow up last week’s win at Crawley with another win. But Ben Kennedy took advantage of a goalkeeper error to strike late to ensure Stevenage would deny Keith Curle’s side victory.

The home side had the better of a scrappy opening half, with Daniel Powell firing over when well placed, David Buchanan seeing a strike skim wide, and Bowditch seeing a shot bounce just wide.

It was Bowditch who would break the deadlock in first half stoppage time. The attacker was able to meet Powell’s cross, before turning his strike into the back of the net.

Bowditch thundered a strike wide in the opening moments of the second half as he then looked to add to his first goal of the season.

Stevenage did creep into things after, with former Cobbler Joel Byrom seeing a drive fizzle wide and some pressure applied.

Northampton lost Bowditch to injury, before Kennedy came close for the away side as a firm effort went wide.

However, Kennedy then gifted another chance, as David Cornell’s slipped and saw a poor clearance intercepted by the Stevenage man, who lofted the ball home.

There were few opportunities for either side to trouble the scorers after that, and the game ended all square.