Joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams were pleased with Northampton Town Women’s 1-0 win over third-placed Sporting Khalsa in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands on Sunday.
Captain Zoe Boote scored the Cobblers’ goal as they were victorious in front of a record 1,023 supporters at Sixfields Stadium.
Oldfield said: “It was a tight game and the crowd really pushed us on.
“It was brilliant to see so many people supporting us, and hopefully there’ll be even more next time.
“In terms of the performance, it was really positive and a good reaction to last week.
“The girls executed the game-plan fantastically and competed for 90 minutes.
“We scored a well-worked goal and created enough chances to kill the game off.
“Despite feeling relatively comfortable throughout, we couldn’t get that second goal which would have made it even more comfortable.
“At 1-0 down they’re always capable of getting back in the game, but I thought the girls managed that situation really well.
“There was unity, resilience and character throughout, and that’s all we can ask for.”
Williams added: “We’ve spoken very clearly and openly with the girls about our expectations this week, and they were much better today.
“We reflected on the standards we should be operating at, and it’s nice to have met those in front of a big crowd today.
“Bouncing back was important, now it’s about consistency and earning points to move up the table.”
The Cobblers host former Barclays Women’s Super League outfit Doncaster Rovers Belles next week. Their opponents are three points behind top-of-the-table Stourbridge as it stands.
Williams said: “It’s another tough game next week, and there are plenty of those coming our way until the end of the season.
“We’re looking forward to facing more teams we haven’t played yet.
“Games against good teams are coming thick-and-fast now, and we have the opportunity to take points off them and finish as high as we can.”