The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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.

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

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

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