Captain Kevin Langmead's dramatic injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Northampton at Torquay.
Ryan Jarvis gave the Gulls the lead by finishing off a fine flowing move, which culminated in the striker slotting home Danny Stevens' cut-back.
Langmead almost levelled in the 80th minute, but fired horribly wide after the hosts failed to clear a corner.
But the defender made no mistake at the second time of asking, as he fired home to earn the Cobblers a point.
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Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:
"We knew that we were going to have to compete on long throws, corners, free-kicks, and eventually they got one on their third chance.
"I'm disappointed for my two centre-halves, I thought they were outstanding.
"They make it difficult for you and you have to stand up and be counted. I thought every one of my players did that today.
"It was like a basketball game in the second half, they were going for it, we were going for it and both teams looked like they could score at any time."
Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We're pretty similar to Torquay in how we've started the season. But I thought their goal led a charmed life at times.
"Our set plays really caused problems, our front two were a handful and we were solid at the back. We deserved at least a point.
"On another day, we'd have won by two or three.
"We haven't had a settled back four and it's going take a bit of time - Clarke Carlisle has played in every division and got three promotions. He and Kelvin Langmead are a fantastic partnership."