The mist had properly descended on Victoria Road. The dark night had crept in as the stadium’s bright-red electronic scoreboard clock struck 5pm. The floodlights had long been turned off but a row of journalists continued to tap away on their laptops.
Then, emerging from the tunnel, together with his coaching staff, was Hatters boss John Still.
The former Dagenham manager had received treatment from the home club’s doctor in the second half.
"Just after half time John got a bit of a migraine,” explained first team coach Hakan Hayrettin. "He doesn't suffer from migraines so he felt a bit nauseous and a bit dizzy, but he's fine now. He's back to his usual self."
As Still walked past the press box, however, he looked up and smiled. His side had won 2-0, but more importantly he was ok.
"I’m going out dancing!" joked the victorious boss when asked if everything was all right.
Hayrettin, who stepped in for post-match press duties, said: "As long as John’s OK, that’s good for us.
"As a sufferer from migraines I know how hard that can be. I've had that before, so when you look at the light and the dark areas sometimes it can blur your vision and I think that's what happened.
"Someone said I put poison in his drink, but that's not true.
"He just came out before the end of the game and he probably sat down for 14 minutes because that migraine, once it gets you, it's a hell of a thing to get rid of."