Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams admitted that their side have things to work on after their defeat away to Lincoln City in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands on Sunday.
The Cobblers controlled periods of the contest but were unable to take their chances and moments of slack defending allowed their opponents to capitalise.
“It’s a tough one to take because the scoreline didn’t reflect the 90 minutes,” Oldfield said.
“We were well in the game and we were the team that were pushing for a goal at 1-0.
“We knew the risks of changing shape and opening ourselves up, but the other goals were poor ones to concede.
“We didn’t do enough in key moments in both boxes to get a result.
“It’s disappointing because the performance didn’t deserve a big defeat, but this sort of result always comes at a time when you’re low.
“It’s a tough one to take, but there are some positives to build on in terms of intensity and energy.”
The Cobblers travel to Sporting Khalsa in their next fixture in a fortnight.
“There’s going to be a lot of hard work because we’ve got lots of things to work on,” Williams added.
“You could debate that this break comes at a good time given the tough period we’ve had.
“It gives us time to work with the girls, address what we need to work on and put it into practice on the training pitch so we’re ready for the next game.”
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