The half-time was in favor for the Cobblers as Zander Diamond opens the scoring.
But not for long. Stevenage got the upperhand as Chris Whelpdale pulled his team level on 65 minutes before Simon Walton poked in a 90th-minute winner after the home side countered.
It didn’t help that Ryan Cresswell, Northampton’s defender, saw red late on for a second bookable offence.
The loss saw Northampton move seven points off a play-off place with only four games to go. Although the Cobblers are still scheduled to play champions-elect Burton and high-flying Wycombe in the final two weeks of the season.
Despite the miserable turn of events, Northampton boss Chris Wilder remains defiant and has vowed his team will fight on until the bitter end.
In a statement released to the media, Wilder said, “We have an obligation as professional footballers to ourselves, the team and the club to go and get as many points as possible between now and the end of the season and we’ll re-evaluate in the summer.”
But it’s not to say that he’s not disappointed with the result. The team needed the victory, but ended up getting killed by the equaliser.
They were given two or three opportunities to get the upper hand during the game, he said, but unfortunately failed to grab them.
While it’s sad to see Northampton Town out of the play-offs, there’s always next season for them to give it another shot.