Two Jake Robinson goals earned Northampton an impressive victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Fleetwood.

The home side took an early lead when Robinson headed home Chris Hackett's centre for his first of the game.

He added his second with a low drive from the edge of the box, before Clive Platt made it three from close range.

Jamie Allen blasted a late consolation for the visitors, who lose their five-game unbeaten run, while the Cobblers have now won their last three.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I think today was a benchmark for us to see how far we've come. They're a top seven team, they beat us last time, and I think we were thoroughly worth the three points.

"Chris Hackett is in the form of his career and he obviously loves playing for Northampton.

"I'm pleased for Jake Robinson getting his two goals, and Clive Platt to get his as well. Him and Adebayo Akinfenwa were unplayable again today.

"I thought we looked a really good team today."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 03 Widdowson Booked
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 30 Carlisle Booked
  • 04 Guttridge (Hornby - 73' Booked )
  • 08 Harding Booked
  • 11 Hackett
  • 09 Platt (Moult - 77' )
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 17 Robinson (Demontagnac - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 06 Charles
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 22 Hornby
  • 24 Turnbull
  • 16 Wilson
  • 19 Moult

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 03 Howell
  • 12 Brown
  • 13 Goodall
  • 15 McLaughlin Booked
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 18 McGuire Booked (Barry - 46' )
  • 20 Johnson (Evans - 46' )
  • 27 Marrow
  • 17 Titchiner
  • 26 Ball (Jamie Allen - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Maxwell
  • 05 McNulty
  • 04 Barry
  • 08 Milligan
  • 21 Jamie Allen
  • 32 Evans
  • 19 Gillespie
Ref: Lewis
Att: 4,381

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

7 3

Corners

1 4

Fouls

19 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:24

Unfair challenge on Dean Howell by Chris Hackett results in a free kick. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:54

Kelvin Langmead concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Brown. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Allen - Northamp'n 3 - 1 Fleetwood Jamie Allen fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 3-1 Fleetwood Town.

90:00 +1:50

Unfair challenge on Anthony Barry by Ishmel Demontagnac results in a free kick. Junior Brown crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance made by Joe Widdowson.

90:00 +1:27

Corner from right by-line taken by Junior Brown.

90:00 +0:16

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.

89:35

Louis Moult gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Marrow. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.

88:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Evans. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

85:20

The offside flag is raised against Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

84:29

Alan Goodall takes the direct free kick.

84:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Lewis Hornby for time wasting.

84:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ishmel Demontagnac on Anthony Barry.

83:40

Chris Hackett fouled by Alex Marrow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Harding.

82:02

Ben Harding sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the target.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac comes on in place of Jake Robinson.

82:02

Anthony Barry challenges Lewis Hornby unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:04

Gareth Evans sends in a cross, Lee Nicholls makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Junior Brown from the left by-line, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

76:42 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Louis Moult coming on for Clive Platt.

75:50 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Allen is brought on as a substitute for David Ball.

75:50

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, Adebayo Akinfenwa has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

72:23 Substitution

Substitution Luke Guttridge leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Hornby.

71:07

Anthony Barry produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

71:07 Booking

Booking Joe Widdowson receives a caution.

70:52

Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Brown.

69:31

Foul by Joe Widdowson on David Ball, free kick awarded. Anthony Barry takes the free kick.

68:42

Centre by Anthony Barry, David Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Nicholls. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

66:21

Alex Marrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

65:52

Junior Brown delivers the ball, Joe Widdowson manages to make a clearance.

65:21

Conor McLaughlin takes a shot. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in.

64:52

Alex Marrow takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Harding.

63:54

Alex Marrow fouled by Luke Guttridge, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Barry takes the direct free kick.

57:23

Header from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

55:41

Effort from inside the area by Alex Titchiner misses to the right of the target.

55:24

Unfair challenge on Junior Brown by Chris Hackett results in a free kick. Dean Howell takes the free kick.

52:54

The assist for the goal came from Adebayo Akinfenwa.

52:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Clive Platt - Northamp'n 3 - 0 Fleetwood Clive Platt scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 3-0 Fleetwood Town.

52:21

The ball is swung over by Chris Hackett, Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

50:56

Free kick crossed by Anthony Barry. Volleyed left-footed shot by Junior Brown. Save by Lee Nicholls.

50:56 Booking

Booking Clarke Carlisle goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

50:17

Clarke Carlisle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Junior Brown.

49:28

David Ball is ruled offside. Lee Nicholls takes the indirect free kick.

49:17

The referee gives a free kick against Ben Harding for handball. Alex Marrow takes the direct free kick.

48:42

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Goodall.

47:23

David Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

45:38

Inswinging corner taken by Junior Brown.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Evans on for Damien Johnson.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Barry is brought on as a substitute for Jamie McGuire.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Johnson on Jake Robinson. Joe Widdowson takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +2:20

Shot by Luke Guttridge. Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Scott Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:42

Foul by David Ball on Luke Guttridge, free kick awarded. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Conor McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:01

Shot from outside the area by Chris Hackett misses to the left of the goal.

43:38

Foul by Chris Hackett on Junior Brown, free kick awarded. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.

40:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Robinson - Northamp'n 2 - 0 Fleetwood Jake Robinson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 2-0 Fleetwood Town.

38:57

Shot from long distance by David Ball misses to the right of the goal.

32:05

Corner taken by Junior Brown, save by Lee Nicholls.

31:12

Header on goal by Adebayo Akinfenwa from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

29:57

The offside flag is raised against Alex Titchiner. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

29:02

Unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Alex Titchiner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

27:42

Unfair challenge on Ben Harding by Jamie McGuire results in a free kick. Ben Tozer crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Scott Davies.

27:01

Damien Johnson crosses the ball, Junior Brown has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

25:44

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Hackett, Scott Davies makes a save.

25:44 Booking

Booking Conor McLaughlin is given a yellow card.

25:29

Conor McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson.

25:20

Centre by Jake Robinson, clearance by Alan Goodall.

24:01

A cross is delivered by Junior Brown, Jake Robinson makes a clearance.

23:32

Foul by Luke Guttridge on Jamie McGuire, free kick awarded. Conor McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

22:09

Clarke Carlisle concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Atkinson. Conor McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

21:11

Corner taken by Ben Harding, save by Scott Davies.

18:15

Foul by Alex Marrow on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Hackett from the free kick.

17:24

Joe Widdowson fouled by Conor McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

15:57

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ball. Dean Howell takes the free kick.

14:49

Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

14:49 Booking

Booking Ben Harding is given a yellow card.

14:18

Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McGuire.

13:22

The ball is delivered by Damien Johnson, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

11:20

Rob Atkinson fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conor McLaughlin.

11:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Rob Atkinson takes the indirect free kick.

9:51

Ben Tozer produces a cross, Jake Robinson takes a shot. Rob Atkinson gets a block in.

6:41

The assist for the goal came from Chris Hackett.

6:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Robinson - Northamp'n 1 - 0 Fleetwood Jake Robinson grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Northampton 1-0 Fleetwood Town.

6:02

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Alex Marrow, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

4:04

Clarke Carlisle takes the direct free kick.

4:04 Booking

Booking Jamie McGuire booked.

3:45

Jamie McGuire challenges Jake Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

3:07

The official flags Clive Platt offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Howell.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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