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SHANE GODDARD DELIGHTED AS YOUTH TEAM SCORE FOUR AGAINST MK DONS

Reaction to the weekend EFL Youth Alliance action

6 September 2021

Northampton Town Under 18s Coach Shane Goddard says his side put in a ‘better performance’ in their 4-1 EFL Youth Alliance League win away to MK Dons on Saturday.

The young Cobblers came from behind to win convincingly thanks to goals from Kenny Ndefo and Jack Connor, as well as a Tommy Curry brace.

Speaking after the match, Goddard was pleased with his team’s response to back-to-back defeats, saying: “It was a better performance, and we were dominant.

“It took us 10 minutes to get going, but we woke up after MK Dons scored and we didn’t look back after that.

“We spoke to the boys in the week about the things we needed to change and the areas we needed to be better in.

“The emphasis was on playing football in MK Dons’ half because we were guilty of trying to play in front of the opposition and not being creative enough in the last two games.

“We were more functional and effective today, and we played some really good football in spells.”

The youth team travel to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. They had mixed results against their opponents last season, winning 3-2 at home but losing 1-0 away.


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