Graham Alexander admitted Fleetwood could have played better in their 2-0 win over Northampton but welcomed a return to winning ways.
A double from winger Gareth Evans was enough to seal victory for Graham Alexander's promotion chasing Cod Army.
He said: "I thought we did OK. It wasn't a champagne performance but it didn't have to be
"We just had to put in a winning performance, which it was. We could have scored another couple of goals, we had a couple of great chances which we didn't take.
"But we got what we deserved.
"There was a nervousness around the whole place but the goal gave us a base and the second relaxed us.
"After that we saw the game out."