Goals from George Donnelly and a Greg Tansey double gave Stockport a 3-1 win over Barnet, who remain in the League Two relegation zone.
Izale McLeod did give Mark Stimson's troops hope of climbing the league but his effort was sandwiched between Donnelly and Tansey efforts, with the midfielder adding a penalty late on.
Both sides had chances in the first half with McLeod and Ricky Holmes wasting the best chances for the Bees and Andy Halls blasting over from close range for the visitors.
But the Hatters did not have to wait long for another chance in the second-half as just six minutes after the restart Donnelly latched onto Wes Fletcher's pass to slot home.
Barnet responded within three minutes when Steve Kabba found himself in acres of space before laying it off for McLeod to tap home his third in two games.
Stockport took the lead again on 73 minutes thanks to Tansey's strike and he sealed the win six minutes later from the penalty spot after Clovis Kamdjo upended Wes Fletcher.
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