NORTHAMPTON SPIRIT CLEAR TO SEE
THE OFF-FIELD woes continue at Sixfields but you can’t fault Northampton Town’s spirit on it. For chunks of this game they were up against it, Mansfield enjoying more possession and territory before on us, which we’re going to have to expect with the results we’re getting.
“Teams will raise their game against us because they recognise that we’re a decent team, so we’ll have to overcome these hurdles.”
And while Northampton’s off-field problems rumble on, the manager revealed his admiration for everyone at the club’s efforts.
“None of the staff are getting paid, and for them to turn up every day and give me the backing, the preparation and effort to help us set up a the break, then threatening with menace around the hour mark. But the Cobblers stood firm, anchored by a commanding team to win a game on Saturday is phenomenal,” he added.
“On the pitch we’ve definitely got something going forward at this football club.There’s too much hard work going in by too many people for this to just flow away.” performance from John-Joe O’Toole in midfield, to pick up all three points and move into the top three. Mansfield will regret not testing Adam Smith more often, the goalkeeper claiming a clean sheet despite an unconvincing showing. They have now failed to score in each of their last four games in all competitions and the Stags will be eager to rectify that as soon as possible and get their promotion bid back on track.
OFF THE MARC: Northampton Town’s Marc Richards heads past a stranded Brian Jensen after just four minutes at Sixfields
FULL STRETCH: Cobblers goalkeeper Adam Smith flies to his right