Northampton Town defeated Morecambe 4-1 at the PTS Academy Stadium as they moved back into the play-off positions.

Goals from Paul Anderson, Ryan Watson, Nicky Adams and Chris Lines did the damage for Keith Curle’s side.

Aaron Phillips had scored for Morecambe in-between the home side’s third and fourth goals, as they drop to bottom spot after Stevenage won at Cambridge.

As for Northampton, victory sees them hop up into 6th position. They leapfrog Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers, after both sides lost their games.

Morecambe started positively, with a couple of half chances before David Cornell was called into action, denying a George Tanner cross-shot and an effort by Cole Stockton.

But Northampton responded by grabbing the game’s opener just before the half-hour mark. The ball was worked up for Anderson to cross, but his attempted delivery bypassed everyone and found its way in.

Another dangerous cross by Anderson would yield a second Northampton goal in first half stoppage time. This time, the cross picked out Watson, who got just enough to turn it into the back of the net.

It would become 3-0 ten minutes after the restart, after Morecambe goalkeeper Mark Halstead punched a cross out to Adams, who lashed the ball home.

Morecambe got a goal back nine minutes after they fell 3-0 down, as Stockton had a shot saved and Phillips turned in the rebound.

The away side could’ve even got one further goal back, when Jordan Slew struck the side-netting on a breakaway attack.

But Northampton duly restored their three goal margin, when Lines met Adams’ cross and volleyed past Halstead.

A frantic conclusion saw both sides waste chances, with Northampton seeing Halstead deny Sam Hoskins and Matty Warburton, but they had enough to take the points.