Northampton Town were beaten 3-0 by Hull City after a difficult afternoon at the KC Stadium.

Callum Elder, Keane Lewis-Potter and Gavin Whyte scored for Hull. Northampton meanwhile didn’t have a shot on target against ex-Cobblers keeper Matt Ingram.

Mixed results elsewhere saw Swindon, Wigan and AFC Wimbledon all lose, while Bristol Rovers came from behind to win.

As a result, Northampton stay 19th. The Cobblers are two points clear of Swindon and Bristol Rovers, though they have played one game more than Swindon and two more than AFC Wimbledon.

After Hull had a penalty appeal rejected and a Josh Magennis goal disallowed, Northampton would see Danny Rose head wide.

Hull full back Elder scored the opening goal after half an hour. The home man was teed up by Lewis-Potter and duly placed an effort into the back of the net from the edge of the box.

The home side would then grab a second goal in the final minutes of the first half, when Magennis broke through a Northampton offside trap and squared for Lewis-Potter, whose deflected strike beat Jonathan Mitchell.

Hull were duly able to control the game for the second period. Magennis headed wide, while Greg Docherty hit the bar and Lewis-Potter later missed two decent chances.

It had looked as though Northampton would leave with just a three goal deficit. But right at the end of injury time, Whyte eluded Mitchell and finished.

The result means defeat for the Cobblers, who face a huge clash against Bristol Rovers at the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday as the 2020-21 season enters the final stages.