Cobblers boss Keith Curle said there was room for improvement as he reflected on Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Grimsby Town.
Twice in front through Andy Williams and a superb Kevin van Veen free-kick, the Cobblers couldn’t see the game out and Grimsby battled back to earn a point.
“We didn’t do the simple things well today and some of our decision making was poor,” he said.
“We got on the front foot from the start and we looked dangerous, some of our movement was good but some of our timing was slightly off.
“Our technical and tactical awareness was loose, we had opportunities but our decision making in the final third let us down at times and in the second half we didn’t get that territorial advantage we had in the first half an hour.
“The goals we conceded were disappointing, we need to make better contact with the first ball.
“There have been a lot of positives since I’ve been here but I’m still learning about the players and their ability to do the fundamental things right, week in, week out. Part of football is being able to bounce back from disappointments and there is still room for improvement.”