Leaders Luton Town came away from Gresty Road with all three points after two goals in four minutes earned them the victory.
After a fairly even hour goals from Danny Hylton and Luke Berry put the Hatters in control.
A Johnny Mullins own goal got the Alex back into it with less than 10 minutes remaining, but in truth the Bedfordshire side deserved their win.
The result has left the Alex 19th in League Two, three points above the drop zone.
Luton Town proved they can mix it up when required by completing the perfect week, making it nine points from nine with a battling 2-1 victory at Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.
After the previous two games had seen Hatters rack up 10 goals, running riot against Cambridge and then proving too strong for Carlisle, this time they showed they were prepared to roll their sleeves up and do the dirty work, in what were horrific conditions at times, particularly in the first half.
However, they weathered the storm, quite literally, while took the victory thanks to goals from Danny Hylton and Luke Berry in the second period, and then once Johnny Mullins put through his own net, displayed the resilience to keep their opponents at arms length late on.
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The Hatters made it three wins in a week to maintain their grip on top spot in Sky Bet League Two with two goals in four second-half minutes enough to see off Crewe Alexandra in horrendous conditions at Gresty Road this afternoon.
After playing into driving rain and a gale in freezing temperatures during the first half, Danny Hylton fired the Town in front with his 12th goal of the season in the 63rd minute.
Luke Berry doubled the advantage on 67 minutes before the hosts pulled one back with just under ten to go, when the unfortunate, but outstanding, Johnny Mullins put through his own goal.
Just like last year, when the Town won 2-1 here after Alan Sheehan had been sent off early in the second half, Nathan Jones’ side showed their battling qualities to see the game through and beat their target of nine points for the month of November.
They have gathered that amount in the last eight days with a 7-0 win over Cambridge, a 3-0 midweek success against Carlisle that took them back to the top, and this ground out win that cemented their position at the summit, extending the unbeaten run on the road nine matches.