Aidy Boothroyd's Northampton moved into the top half of League Two with a convincing home victory against Exeter.
Adebayo Akinfenwa volleyed in and Kelvin Langmead converted a cross from Manchester City loanee Emyr Huws to give the Cobblers a 2-0 lead.
Arron Davies and Jamie Cureton missed chances to bring Exeter back into the match either side of the break.
And a Northampton win was assured once Alex Nicholls headed in Chris Hackett's free-kick with six minutes remaining.
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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:
"What he (Emyr Huws) does is he puts his foot on the ball and he keeps it and you can give him it in tight areas and he'll not lose it and his distribution is excellent.
"He's got the feet to go past people and provide crosses so I'm really pleased with his debut.
"I've watched him a number of times and he's going to be a top, top player.
"It was a good home win. I think we beat them comfortably."
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"Watching the game I still think we could have got a result, but essentially its down to goals and goals conceded and we certainly came on the wrong side of that.
"We can't rely on having to score two or three to get a result. I have no grudge to bear at all with the way we passed it and attacked, we played our game.
"It's about the goals we conceded today, more so than the goals we could have scored. We should've done better defensively."
Northampton Town 21 Nicholls 03 Widdowson Booked 05 Langmead Booked 06 Charles 12 Tozer 07 Demontagnac Booked (Roofe - 65' ) 11 Hackett 28 Huws 09 Platt Booked (Moult - 90' ) 10 Akinfenwa (Hornby - 79' ) 14 Nicholls Substitutes 13 Snedker 22 Hornby 27 Roofe 15 Mukendi 16 Wilson 19 Moult Exeter City 24 Evans 02 Tully 03 Woodman 04 Bennett Booked 05 Baldwin (Doherty - 77' ) 06 Coles Booked 16 Amankwaah (Gow - 46' ) 08 Oakley 11 Davies Booked 12 Cureton 19 O'Flynn (Sercombe - 65' Booked ) Substitutes 01 Krysiak 37 Moore-Taylor 07 Sercombe 14 Doherty 22 Keohane 10 Gow 21 Bauza