Gillingham maintained their 100% away league record by beating Northampton.
Northampton's Chris Hackett hit the crossbar before Deon Burton collected a clearance from goalkeeper Stuart Nelson and calmly finished seconds later.
Jack Payne made it 2-0 with a 20-yard shot after Burton's short pass before Adebayo Akinfenwa scored for the hosts, heading in from Ben Tozer's long throw.
Gills' Charlie Allen was shown a second yellow card in injury-time but his side held on to stay top of League Two.
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Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:
"I thought it was a game we threw away. You create chances, hit the bar and put them on the back foot and then one punt down the middle of the pitch and it's a simple goal.
"You see that on a park on Sunday, not at a professional level. The centre-halves have been outstanding but tonight I didn't see that. It was an appalling mistake.
"We can all get excited that we got back in the game, but if you're going to be serious about being successful, that was very mediocre."
Northampton Town 21 Nicholls 02 Johnson (East - 67' ) 03 Widdowson 05 Langmead 12 Tozer 18 Artell 04 Guttridge (Hackett - 9' ) 07 Demontagnac (Moult - 78' ) 27 Roofe 10 Akinfenwa 14 Nicholls Substitutes 01 Higgs 06 Charles 23 East 11 Hackett 09 Platt 15 Mukendi 19 Moult Gillingham 01 Nelson 02 Fish 03 Martin Booked 06 Flanagan 26 Barrett 28 Wright 04 Payne (Frampton - 69' ) 07 Whelpdale (Weston - 58' ) 14 Allen Dismissed after an earlier booking 09 Kedwell 20 Burton (Findley - 75' ) Substitutes 21 Forecast 12 Frampton 15 Davies 16 Montrose 24 Weston 10 Strevens 29 Findley