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The Cobblers boss looks back on Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie with Cambridge United

6 November 2021

Jon Brady said he hoped Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie with Cambridge United was a game that the supporters enjoyed.

The Cobblers twice lead a pulsating cup tie through first Kion Etete and then Paul Lewis but the U’s battled back to set up a replay at the Abbey Stadium in ten days time.

“It was a great game of football and I think if there were any neutrals in the ground today they would have found it very exciting,” he said.

“At times it was probably a bit too open for how we wanted and for Cambridge. It was end to end stuff and both sides are probably a bit disappointed they didn’t win it.

“Both teams really went for it and it was a proper cup tie.

“I was disappointed with the goals we conceded and we needed to be a lot stronger in those moments. We have been really strong in those areas this season and we need to look at that and see where we can do better.

“Kion is growing in stature and he showed great composure with his goal. He had a lot to do but he took it well and it was a good combination from him again for the second goal.

“I know we can compete at that level and we showed that today. We feel we could have won it but we go again at their place and hopefully we will go there with a big away following.”

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