Northampton Town picked up a third win in a row as they beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.

Against a Seasiders team that had comfortably defeated a previously unbeaten Portsmouth at the weekend, Sam Hoskins’ winning goal won the day for Jon Brady’s side.

Jordan Rhodes had cancelled out a first half opener by Kieron Bowie, in a game that would end with a win that helped Northampton climb up to 13th position in the League One table.

Despite losing Patrick Brough to a late injury, Northampton did start positively in Lancashire and came close when Marc Leonard was denied by home goalkeeper Dan Grimshaw.

Blackpool began to improve as the game continued, with Karamoko Dembele being put off by a blocking tackle before Northampton keeper Max Thompson kept out Jake Beesley and Rhodes.

The Cobblers’ resistance proved helpful, as just after the half-hour they scored. Hoskins played the ball through for Bowie, who was able to beat Grimshaw and put the Cobblers ahead.

The game would prove evenly matched after that, with neither side able to find the game’s second goal in the remainder of the first half or first 20 of the second.

But Blackpool found themselves back on level terms just after the hour. Rhodes was picked out by Kenny Dougall, and his header found the back of the Northampton net.

Northampton would then retake the lead ten minutes later, however, as Hoskins intercepted an errant backpass and threaded the ball into the net from an acute angle.

Blackpool struggled to recover from that, and although Mitch Pinnock missed a chance late on, Northampton did enough to continue their improving form.