Football League Youth Alliance action
Northampton Town’s under 18s travelled to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday in the Football League Youth Alliance Merit Division.
Ethan Lamptey scored for the Cobblers in a 3-1 defeat but Lead Foundation Coach Mark Lyons was encouraged by the side’s performance.
“We did really well with a very young side,” he said.
“Individual errors cost us which was a bit disappointing but overall the group worked really hard.
“Ethan scored a great goal and the younger players that came into the side did well.
“MK Dons had an older side but we can take a lot of encouragement from our performance.”