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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 12 Tozer
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 32 Ferdinand
  • 18 Reid
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe Booked
  • 11 Hackett (Dallas - 45' )
  • 34 Ravenhill
  • 25 Blyth
  • 33 Norris (Morris - 92' )
  • 19 Emerton (Demontagnac - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Carter
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 08 Morris
  • 16 Hooper
  • 17 Deegan
  • 21 McNamara
  • 29 Dallas

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 15 McLaughlin Booked
  • 20 Taylor
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 06 Pond
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 07 Evans (Brown - 76' )
  • 04 Murdoch (Blair - 56' )
  • 23 Ball (Parkin - 34' Booked )
  • 18 Sarcevic Booked
  • 11 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 05 Roberts
  • 09 Parkin
  • 12 Brown
  • 14 Hogan
  • 17 Blair
  • 29 Dieseruvwe
  • 33 Lucas
Ref: Garry Sutton
Att: 4,076

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

4 1

Corners

9 5

Fouls

19 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +5:30 Booking

Booking Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +5:03

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +4:21

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

90:00 +4:00

Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:53

Dangerous play by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

90:00 +3:31

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

90:00 +3:31

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:31

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +1:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces Luke Norris.

90:00 +0:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

90:00

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:52

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

89:00

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

89:00

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:23 Booking

Booking Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

88:11

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

88:11

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:14

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:14

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

84:46

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

84:04

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

83:44

Attempt blocked. Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

83:11

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:50

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

78:52

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

78:13

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

76:54 Booking

Booking Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

76:29

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:29

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

75:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Gareth Evans.

75:21

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

75:21

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:52

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:52

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

72:06

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

72:06

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:05

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Paul Reid.

70:08

Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:08

Foul by Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town).

69:18

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

69:18

Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:31

Attempt missed. Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

66:00

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:58

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

65:06

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:06

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

64:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Danny Emerton.

64:17

Attempt missed. Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

62:37

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

62:37

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:32

Foul by Luke Norris (Northampton Town).

60:32

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:57

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:03

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:46

Attempt blocked. Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:34

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Danny Emerton.

56:16

Foul by Luke Norris (Northampton Town).

56:16

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Stewart Murdoch.

52:52

Foul by Luke Norris (Northampton Town).

52:52

Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:44

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

51:44

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:18

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

50:16

Foul by Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town).

50:16

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:55

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

46:20

Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:20

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Stuart Dallas replaces Chris Hackett because of an injury.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +0:29

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00 +0:04

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

43:21

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:21

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

40:24

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:24

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

39:50

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

37:14

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

37:14

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces David Ball because of an injury.

31:27 Booking

Booking Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

31:11

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

31:11

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:18

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

28:18

Scott Davies (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:27

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

26:27

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:27

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

25:36

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:36

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

22:42

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

22:42

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:55

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

20:55

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:45

Attempt saved. Jacob Blyth (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:12

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:12

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

15:55

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

15:32

Attempt blocked. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

14:42

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

14:42

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:26

Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13:49

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

11:09

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

10:17

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

8:28

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

7:23

Attempt missed. Jacob Blyth (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:00

Kane Ferdinand (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:58

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

3:29

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Northampton Town).

3:29

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:32

Attempt missed. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:22

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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