Jamie Reid scored his 14th League One goal of the season as a dominant Stevenage strengthened their position in the play-off spots with a 3-0 victory over Northampton.
Reid opened the scoring after only two minutes, before Jordan Roberts doubled the lead late in the first half and Elliott List added the gloss to a strong performance after the break.
The Hertfordshire side were dominant throughout the first period and took their early lead when List pounced on a poor Northampton clearance to slide Reid in and he slotted home.
Stevenage managed to get a second three minutes before the break when Roberts’ cross caught out goalkeeper Max Thompson.
Northampton failed to muster a shot on target throughout the game, and List added a third in the 67th minute by racing on to Finley Burns pass and tucking his shot into the far corner.
List had an opportunity to add another after Thompson managed to stop Reid and on the rebound List beat Northampton’s goalkeeper but could not find a way past the recovering defender.