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Reaction to Thursday night's action

13 May 2022

Joint-managers Lou Barry and Josh Oldfield were happy after East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division champions Northampton Town won 5-0 against Leicester City Ladies on Thursday.

Abbie Reboul, Rachael St John Mosse, Alex Dicks, Leah Cudone and Sara Wait scored the Cobblers’ goals in their final home fixture of the season.

Barry was pleased with his side’s performance, having secured the title at the weekend.

“It was always going to be a difficult game because we had to remain focussed after getting the job done on Sunday,” he said.

“We still had something to play for, grew into the game and created lots of chances to finish the season with an extremely strong home record.

“Our targets before the game were simple - keep up the intensity, work hard, keep a clean sheet and win the game - we did those things so we’re happy overall.”

Barry and Oldfield made seven changes for the match after a busy period of six fixtures in 19 days.

The latter says the players who came into the starting line up did their jobs.

“It’s never easy to change shape, and we had players who’ve never played together in that shape,” he added.

“The group can be pleased about their individual performances and the team’s performance.”

The Cobblers remain unbeaten going into the final fixture of their campaign away to Notts County next Thursday.

The champions are aiming for an invincible season, as Oldfield explains: “The target changed after Sunday, and that’s because we never rest on our laurels.

“50 points is the maximum we can reach, and that’s the target.

“Also, to go unbeaten at any level of football is unbelievable.

“I’d like to finish by saying congratulations to Rachael St John Mosse on her retirement.

“She’s been a brilliant character this year, and someone that we’ll miss.”

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