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Looking back on the weekend's EFL Youth Alliance action

15 November 2021

Northampton Town Under 18s coach Shane Goddard was proud of his side after their 3-0 win at home to Luton Town in the EFL Youth Alliance League South East on Saturday.

Jack Connor scored twice and Tommy Curry netted the other goal as the young Cobblers secured their third win from four games in all competitions.

Speaking after the match, Goddard said: “It was a top performance and it’s been coming.

“I said in the week that we’ve been in every game but there are key moments when we can turn losses into draws and draws into losses.

“We got it right today - there was a resilience about us, the players worked hard for each other and we scored three excellent goals.

“I’m proud of how the group bounced back from last week’s disappointing result.

“We’ve got a busy week ahead of us so hopefully this is the start of a positive seven days.”

Goddard’s side host Stockport County in the FA Youth Cup second round on Wednesday 17th November. The tie will be played at Sixfields and kick off is at 7pm.

He added: “We’re excited for Wednesday and I’m looking forward to giving the boys the opportunity to showcase themselves at Sixfields.

“Hopefully there’ll be a big turnout and hopefully the fans recognise some of the boys after they made their first team debuts a fortnight ago.

“I want us to carry forward momentum from today and focus on doing all we can to get into the third round.

“We’re not going to underestimate Stockport, but we know that we can go toe-to-toe with any team we come up against.

“We’ll be looking to replicate what we did against King’s Lynn Town in the last round, Wellingborough Town on Tuesday and Luton today.”

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