Jon Brady praised the character of his side as he reflected on Saturday’s draw at Carlisle United.
The Cobblers led through a first half Shaun McWilliams goal, but found themselves 2-1 down before Kieron Bowie netted a 93rd minute equaliser to claim a share of the spoils.
“All things considered, this is a good point,” he said.
“We were not at our best today. At times we needed to take one more pass and we didn’t take too much care of the ball on occasions.
“We came up against a side who showed a lot of fight. They are fighting for their position in the table, they are fighting for their fans and they are fighting for their manager who is a very good man.
“That makes it a tough place to come and when you are 2-1 down going in to injury time, you will always respect the point.
“We lost a bit of control of the game in the second half and that wasn’t like us, but we dug in and we found a way. When you are not at your best, it is important to get something and we did that today.
“Thank you to all of the supporters who travelled today. To come this far on a cold, wet day just before Christmas is superb commitment and we are very grateful. I am pleased the late goal gave them something to cheer about on the way home.”