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Kenilworth Road (ATT 5,881) 15th October 2007 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: J Moss

Luton Luton Town vs Northampton Town Northamptn

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Spot-on: Spring celebrates penalty

Spot-on: Spring celebrates penalty

Luton leapfrogged Northampton in the table with an entertaining 4-1 win at Kenilworth Road.

Goals from Darren Currie, Paul Furlong and two Matt Spring penalties were enough to give Kevin Blackwell's side the points with Bradley Johnson finding the net for Northampton.

Luton got off to flying start when Currie fired in front after just four minutes with a superb curling effort from the edge of the box.

Northampton drew level on 23 minutes when Johnson smashed an unstoppable shot from long-range past Dean Brill.

Furlong missed a glorious chance to restore Luton's lead just before the break when he somehow lifted his shot over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

Johnson turned from hero to villain for Northampton four minutes after the break when he conceded a penalty for handball.

Spring took responsibility from the spot sending Mark Bunn the wrong way to restore Luton's lead.

Luton added a third just past the hour mark when Furlong got the slightest of touches to Currie's in-swinging free to divert the ball past Bunn.

The home side won another penalty in the final minute when Mark Hughes hauled down Furlong inside the box.

Spring took the penalty and although Bunn got his hands to Spring's effort the ball spun into the net to complete a miserable night for Northampton.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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