Match ends, Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0.
Luton Town went top of League Two after Luke Guttridge scored a last-minute winner against Northampton Town.
In a game of little goalmouth action, the Cobblers' best chance fell to John-Joe O'Toole but he headed straight at goalkeeper Mark Tyler from close range.
Tyler then saved one-on-one from Alex Nicholls before Guttridge was denied by Jordan Archer at the near post.
But Luton made it seven wins in a row late on when Guttridge collected Michael Harriman's pass to beat Tyler.
Luton assistant manager Terry Harris told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"It was a strange game because different sides bring different things to the table. Northampton were completely different to Dagenham on Tuesday - they're a big, strong, organised side and they're hard to play against.
"I thought in the second half we got a little bit of head of steam up and with the injuries we picked up along the way it disrupted our fluency. We're not going to play great every game but we played the way we wanted to for Luton.
"It was a brave move by John Still to bring Luke Guttridge on because we had a point, but John said 'let's go for three' and I'm delighted we did.
"It's nice to be at the top. We'll enjoy this evening but go back to work on Monday."
Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"I'm disappointed for the fantastic support we've brought today. We've ended up not getting anything.
"In big moments of the game today, if we're better, we win. We defended OK but the ball has gone in our net.
"I'd be embarrassed if people kept talking about the injuries because we've still got decent enough players to battle it out with a team at the top of the league."
- 30WilkinsonBooked at 87mins
- 17Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forBensonat 45+1'minutesBooked at 77mins
- 26DoyleSubstituted forStevensonat 45'minutes
- 7LawlessSubstituted forGuttridgeat 60'minutes
- 12TozerBooked at 88mins
- 17RobertsonBooked at 85mins
- 30StevensBooked at 71mins
- 18RavenhillSubstituted forSinclairat 90+2'minutes
- 10O'TooleSubstituted forHackettat 76'minutes
- 14NichollsSubstituted forToneyat 63'minutes
- Darren Sheldrake
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).
Enda Stevens (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Richard Ravenhill.
Goal! Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Harriman.
Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).
Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).
Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).
Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.