Jon Brady praised the Cobblers travelling fans as he reflected on the Cobblers 2-2 draw at Salford.
Leading twice through first Paul Lewis and then substitute Mitch Pinnock, the Cobblers were denied victory by a goal from Ash Eastham in second half stoppage time.
“Salford are very strong at home and we pushed them all the way,” said Brady.
“We could have won the game but we have to still be pleased to come away with a point and we have to view it as a point gained.
“We were on the front foot after we made the changes in the second half and I’m really pleased for Paul and Mitch to get off the mark.
“I’m disappointed with the goals conceded, we should have defended better and we will look at that.
“This league is very tight and it really comes down to key moments in games.
“The support we had again was terrific and all we can do is reward them back with hard work, effort and performances like that. We are humbled by their support and I can’t stress how much we appreciate their backing.
“Gradually game by game we are playing better football in moments, we are moving the ball better but with that we are opening up a bit more and we need to make sure we are tight at the back.”