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Post match reaction

21 September 2019

Cobblers boss Keith Curle reflected on a very good week for his side as he looked back on Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Crawley Town.

A Chris Lines penalty and a first goal for Shaun McWilliams had the Cobblers 2-0 up before Crawley fought back to earn a point, their second goal coming deep into six minutes of stoppage time.

“Obviously there is an air of frustration because we were 2-0 up at home but I think we’ve had a very good week,” he said.

“Our game management in the last ten minutes could have been better, Crawley pose a threat and the warning signs were there

“The standards are rising and we had fantastic support for the club’s Community Day. The supporters would have seen another committed performance and we are still learning and developing as a group.

“We’ve been encouraging Shaun McWilliams to get in to those areas and it was a great finish from him. Shaun is learning, he’s developing and he’s enjoying the environment we are creating here. He’s got great energy levels, a great attitude and he has a real willingness to learn.

“From three tough games this week we’ve had a very good return, we won’t be able to pick where our points come from but what we can do is make sure our attitude and mentality is right and I’ve been very pleased with that this week.

“The mentality of the group is growing, results are a massive part of that but when we don’t quite get the result we learn from it.”

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