Nicky Adams stretches for the ball. Pictures: Pete Norton

Stevenage 0 Northampton Town 1: James Heneghan's player ratings from the Lamex

Cobblers made it two wins in a row for the first time this season as Harry Smith both scored and saw red in a 1-0 victory over Stevenage on Tuesday.

Here are our player ratings from the Lamex...

Second consecutive clean sheet but made a far greater contribution to this one, producing one excellent save in each half, the pick coming from Carter, and did what was needed to keep the hosts at bay late on... 8

1. David Cornell

Second consecutive clean sheet but made a far greater contribution to this one, producing one excellent save in each half, the pick coming from Carter, and did what was needed to keep the hosts at bay late on... 8
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Whilst others have performed the role competently this season, his experience and expertise at right-back has given the Cobblers extra security at the back. Made one key clearance in particular before the break.... 7.5

2. Michael Harriman

Whilst others have performed the role competently this season, his experience and expertise at right-back has given the Cobblers extra security at the back. Made one key clearance in particular before the break.... 7.5
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A winning return to his old club. Not always able to shut down the space as Boro switched play effectively, but generally did a decent job of forcing the hosts to cross from deep positions instead of nearer the penalty box... 7.5

3. Joe Martin

A winning return to his old club. Not always able to shut down the space as Boro switched play effectively, but generally did a decent job of forcing the hosts to cross from deep positions instead of nearer the penalty box... 7.5
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Immense again. Was a calm and composed head amid the chaos and mayhem of the final stages, showing great positional sense and aerial prowess to help his skipper to fend off Boro's bombardment... 8

4. Scott Wharton

Immense again. Was a calm and composed head amid the chaos and mayhem of the final stages, showing great positional sense and aerial prowess to help his skipper to fend off Boro's bombardment... 8
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