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Looking back on Sunday's action

31 January 2022

Northampton Town joint-managers Lou Barry and Josh Oldfield were pleased with their side’s 1-0 win away to Lincoln United in a top-of-the-table East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division clash on Sunday.

The Cobblers’ victory ended their opponents’ five game winning league run and means they remain three points clear in first place after Chesterfield’s success against Mansfield Town.

Speaking after the match, Oldfield said: “Lincoln are a good team and they made it difficult for us, but the girls gave it everything and were outstanding.

“We did what we needed to do to get a result and we totally deserved it.”

Captain Leah Cudone scored the only goal of the game, a stunning strike which was her sixth in four games.

Barry added: “These games are often decided by a bit of brilliance, and to get the win like that was great.

“Leah always steps up when we need her, and she did today.”

Barry and Oldfield’s side host Nottingham Forest Development in the League Cup quarter final next week.

Their opponents are battling for third place in the division below as it stands, and Oldfield said: “We’ll go into the game the same as always, looking to win.

“We’ve had difficult periods over the last couple of years, but throughout that time we’ve continued our momentum.

“We’ll look to continue the momentum next week.”

Barry added: “We’ve got some important games coming up.

“We know that today’s result won’t mean anything if we don’t continue putting in performances.”

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