Northampton Town picked up a positive result towards their play-off push by seeing off Grimsby Town 3-0.

Charlie Goode opened the scoring inside the opening 10 minutes, before Callum Morton picked up a goal in each half to make it a positive afternoon for Keith Curle’s side.

Victory means the team rise up to 6th in the table with 12 games remaining of the League 2 season.

The Cobblers had suffered a midweek reverse against fellow promotion contenders Cheltenham Town courtesy of a late goal for the Robins.

But like they did in Gloucestershire on Tuesday, Northampton made a fast start as Goode scored on 9 minutes when he got the final strike after a scramble in the Grimsby box.

An open contest saw both sides attempt to find a break through on a counter attack, until Northampton eventually found the game’s second goal just before the half-hour mark.

Sam Hoskins was able to evade some Grimsby defenders before teeing up Morton, who was able to find a gap and score.

Nicky Adams fired over shortly after in an attempt to make it 3-0 in quickfire fashion.

Grimsby responded with pressure of their own, as Elliot Grandin hit one shot wide and Matt Green had a shot denied by away keeper Steve Arnold.

Goode hit the side netting just after the break, before the away side fell into a containment strategy with counter movements in an attempt to prevent the side throwing away the advantage.

They would ultimately seal the points late on with a third goal in the final 10 minutes, as Morton took advantage of a defensive error to score his second of the afternoon and ensure Northampton would return home with 3 points.