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Under 18s coach reflect on weekend EFL Youth Alliance action

30 November 2020

Northampton Town Under 18s manager Jon Brady says his team will learn from their 2-1 defeat away to Peterborough United on Saturday.

Liam Cross equalised after the Posh took an early lead, but Max Dyche’s own goal in the second half meant that the Cobblers youth team’s four game unbeaten league streak came to an end.

Speaking after the match, Brady said: “We’ve come a long way since pre season when we came here and got punished.

“This time we were in the ascendency and looked like the team who were really going to step on in the first half.

“We weren’t quite at it in the second half and it’s all learning for the boys.

“Today was about lapses in concentration and fine margins.

“We stepped off and weren’t at our best.

“We’ll learn from it, dust ourselves down and put it right, starting from Monday.”

Before Saturday’s defeat, the Cobblers youngsters had been in good league form, winning three and scoring 12 in their last four.

Brady added: “Their learning is accelerating.

“To do what they did in the first half was excellent and I’m so proud of them.

“The effort was certainly there, even in the second half.

“We’re going to drive them on to be the best they can be.

“They’ve got a great attitude and mentality and they’re a fantastic bunch of boys to work with.”

The Under 18s take on Cambridge United at home this coming Saturday.

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