Northampton Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Northampton midfielder Luke Norris

Luke Norris fired home an injury-time free-kick as League Two's bottom club Northampton ended Fleetwood's run of four successive wins.

The hosts were on top in the first half but Fleetwood's David Ball went closest when he hit the post from 12 yards.

Ball went off injured before the break and his replacement Jon Parkin made a clumsy challenge in the 90th minute to give the Cobblers a late chance to win.

And Norris curled over the wall to grab a first league victory in five games.

But Northampton remain bottom of the standings, while Fleetwood drop from top to fourth.

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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Boothroyd

"I've seen Fleetwood a couple of times and they're top of the league for a reason.

"But I thought our work ethic and willingness to want to get out of the trouble we're in was fantastic today. I'm really, really pleased.

"We deserved what we got. We played very, very well. I'm delighted for our supporters because we haven't had many wins like that.

"We've beaten the top of the league now, so there's no more excuses."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1685326141229
2Chesterfield168532314929
3Rochdale169252520529
4Fleetwood169162617928
5Southend168262014626
6Newport167542419526
7Dag & Red167542420426
8Morecambe167452322125
9Wimbledon167362119224
10Exeter167362019124
11Burton167362020024
12Scunthorpe166641719-224
13Wycombe156362119221
14Hartlepool166371919021
15Mansfield165651618-221
16Portsmouth155552326-320
17Cheltenham165562328-520
18Plymouth165471116-519
19York164572225-317
20Bristol Rovers163671319-615
21Bury163581721-414
22Accrington163581422-814
23Torquay163581727-1014
24Northampton163491422-813
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