Chris Wilder was relieved to see Northampton get back on track after just one win in seven outings had seen them slip down the table.
Top scorer Marc Richards bagged the only goal of the game as Northampton beat Stevenage 1-0 at Sixfields.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Northampton Town and Stevenage at Sixfields Stadium.
Graham Westley paid tribute to Maidstone and refused to blame the controversial 3G pitch after Stevenage lost 2-1 in the FA Cup.
Isthmian League Premier Division Maidstone United earned an FA Cup second-round trip to Wrexham after a shock 2-1 victory over League Two Stevenage in their first-round replay.
Team news for Thursday evening's FA Cup first-round replay clash between Maidstone United and Stevenage at The Gallagher Stadium.
Charlie Adams has extended his loan stay at Stevenage from Championship outfit Brentford.
Graham Westley sang the praises of his strikers Chris Beardsley and Lee Barnard after Stevnage's 5-1 thrashing of Cheltenham.