Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams believe their side are able to raise their standards even higher after their 3-0 win at home to Sheffield in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands on Sunday.
Alex Dicks, Kim Farrow and Jess Evans scored the Cobblers’ goals as they secured a victory in the rearranged fixture.
“It was a good result, but there are areas of the performance we’re not satisfied with,” Oldfield said.
“We were good value for the clean sheet and performed well without the ball for the vast majority of the game, but I don’t think we quite got to the standard we wanted to on the ball.
“Sheffield are organised, compact and resilient, so you need to play with patience and quality, and I think we failed to do that consistently.
“We scored goals at good times, but I think we could have added more at the end of both halves.”
Oldfield and Williams’ side travel to newly-promoted Notts County next week. The Cobblers won 3-0 both times they met their opponents during their title-winning East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division campaign two years ago.
“It’s been a while since we played away, and our away form is something we want to address,” Williams added.
“Our record shows that we did really well away from home last season, and we’d like to start improving our away form this year.
“It’ll be a tough game because Notts County will be hard to break down and confident on their own patch, but it’s also a good opportunity.
“We’ll prepare well, go into the game full of confidence, and hopefully get points on the board for the first time away from home this season.”